Almond and its kernel prices firmed up by up to Rs 300 per 40 kg at the wholesale dry fruits market today on increased buying by stockists following uptick in demand from retailers. However, other dry fruits moved in a narrow range in limited deals and settled at last levels. Marketmen said stockists' buying to meet rising demand from retailers mainly pushed up almond and its kernel prices. In the national capital, almond (California) rose by Rs 300 to Rs 16,500-16,900 per 40 kg.
Its kernel also traded higher by Rs 10 to Rs 595-605 per kg.
Following are today's quotations (per 40 kgs):
Almond (California) Rs 16,500-16,900, Almond (Gurbandi- new) Rs 12,200-12,300, Almond (Girdhi) Rs 5,600-5,700; Abjosh Afghani Rs 8,000-23,000.
Almond Kernel (California-new) Rs 595-605 per kg, Almond Kernel (Gurbandi-new) Rs 725-825 per kg.
Chilgoza (Roasted-new) (1 kg) Rs 2,650-2,850 Cashew Kernel 1 kg (no 180) Rs 1,080--1,090 Cashew Kernel (no 210) Rs 950-960 Cashew Kernel (no 240) Rs 900-910 Cashew Kernel (no 320) Rs 800-810 Cashew Kernel Broken 2 pieces Rs 685-765 Cashew Kernel Broken 4 pieces Rs 675-750 Cashew Kernel Broken 8 pieces Rs 555-655 Copra (qtl) Rs 8,600-10,900 Coconut Powder (25 kgs) Rs 4,200-4,400 Dry Dates Red (qtl) Rs 2,700-12,000 Fig Rs 20,000-26,000 Kishmish Kandhari Local Rs 10,000-15,000 Kishmish Kandhari Special Rs 9,000-23,000 Kishmish Indian Yellow Rs 4,500-5,000 Kishmish Indian Green Rs 5,000-8,500 Pistachio Irani Rs 1,050-1,150 Pistachio Hairati Rs 1,450-1,500 Pistachio Peshawari Rs 1,550-1,620 Pistachio Dodi (Roasted) 720-850 Walnut Rs 300-450 Walnut Kernel (1 kg) Rs 810-1,460.