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Commodity picks: 3 July, 2017

Soy oil prices at Mumbai markets are trading at Rs 628 per 10 kg

Prerana Desai 

Soy Oil

prices at Mumbai are trading at Rs 628 per 10 kg. Going forward, these are expected to head lower. Hopes of an increase in import duty on edible oils amid positive global cues could lend support to  prices in the near term.

Castor Seed

Castor seed prices are likely to rise on good demand amidst lower arrivals. Recently, prices have dropped sharply despite supporting fundamentals, due to GST (goods and services tax) confusion. Heavy rains were reported across the castor belts of Gujarat and Rajasthan. Early and timely rains could influence farmers to shift towards other crops which will limit the land for castor sowing. Anticipation of lower acreage is likely to support the prices in spot market. Prices are expected to touch Rs 4,450–4,500 per quintal from the current level of Rs 4,375 in the coming week.

Prerana Desai, V-P (Research), Edelweiss Agri Services and Credit, Edelweiss Agri Value Chain 

First Published: Sun, July 02 2017. 23:45 IST