New Delhi, Mar 13 (PTI) Cardamom prices fell 1.16 per cent to Rs 1,070 per kg in futures trade today as speculators booked profits at prevailing levels amid easing demand in the spot markets.

Besides, sufficient stocks on higher arrivals from the major cardamom producing regions too weighed on the prices.

At the Multi Commodity Exchange, cardamom for delivery in April contract fell by Rs 12.60, or 1.16 per cent, to Rs 1,070 per kg, in a business turnover of 96 lots.

Similarly, the spice for delivery in the current month edged down by Rs 11.90, or 1.05 per cent, to Rs 1,120 per kg, with trading volume of 4 lots.

Marketmen said besides profit-taking by speculators at existing levels, increased arrivals from producing regions, mainly put pressure on cardamom prices in the futures market.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.