The continuing desire from inter-Condition buyers has lifted pepper prices by ₹1 a kg in Kochi on Friday.
Kishore Shamji of Kishor Spices said the desire from Tamil Nadu is continuing and the materials from Karnataka are in full swing, in particular with the availability of pepper in much more quantities.
The marketplace appears to be continual and the prices are inching up on a everyday basis, he said.
Today’s offtake was 22 tonnes, of which twenty tonnes came from Wayanad and the remaining from the plains of Kerala.
Ungarbled types realised ₹314 a kg, even though MG1 garbled types stood at ₹334.
New pepper was quoted at ₹304.