Copra prices rose at the spice market here today following sustained demand from stockist and retailer amid good export offtake. While, black pepper and ginger prices declined owing to subdued offtake stockist and retailers. Copra Rajapur climbed by Rs 300 per quintal to Rs 10,500 from Monday's closing level of Rs 10,200. Copra office Alapuzha and copra office Kozhikode advanced by Rs 200 per quintal each to Rs 8,800 and Rs 8,700 as against Rs 8,600 and Rs 8,500, respectively. Copra edible moved up by Rs 100 per quintal to Rs 9,800 compared to Rs 9,700 previously. Following are today's closing rates (in Rs) with previous rates in brackets: Black pepper (per kg) 630/700 (640/710), ginger bleached (per kg) 120 (125), ginger unbleached (per kg) 140 (145), copra office Alappuzha (per quintal) 8,800 (8,600), copra office Kozhikode (per quintal) 8,700 (8,500), copra Rajapur Mumbai (per quintal) 10,500 (10,200), copra edible Mumbai (per quintal) 9,800 (9,700).
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