New Delhi, Dec 7 (PTI) Menthol prices were trading down by Rs 5 per kg at the local chemical market in the national capital today owing to reduced offtake by consuming units amid adequate stocks.

Also, increased arrivals from producing belts in Uttar Pradesh and weakening trend in futures market weighed on the menthol prices.

Menthol bold crystal, flake and mentha oil prices eased by Rs 5 each to conclude at Rs 2,115, Rs 1,980 and Rs 1,845 per kg, respectively.

Traders said reduced offtake by consuming industries against increased arrivals from producing regions mainly pulled down menthol prices.

Following are today’s quotations:

Ammonium chloride (50 kg) Rs 950-1,800, acetic acid (1kg) Rs 53-57, ammonia bicarb (25 kg) Rs 500-600, boric acid technical (50 kg) Rs 3,900-4,600, borex granular (50 kg) Rs 2,200-2,600, caustic soda flake (50 kg) Rs 2,300-2,400, citric acid (50 kg) (China) Rs 3,300-4,200, citric acid deshi (50 kg) Rs 3,600-4,500, camphor slab (1 kg) Rs 580, camphor powder (1kg) Rs 530, glycerin (1 kg) Rs 80-150, hexamine (1kg) Rs 100, hydrogen peroxide (1 kg) Rs 30-50, menthol crystal bold (per kg) Rs 2,115, menthol flake (1 kg) Rs 1,980 and mentha oil (1kg) Rs 1,845, paraffin wax (1 kg) Iran Rs 85-90, paraffin wax (1 kg) China Rs 85-95, paraffin wax (1 kg) Indian Rs 85-88, soda ash (50 kg) (Tata) Rs 1,330, soda ash (50 kg) (Gujarat) Rs 1,330, soda ash (50 kg) (DCW) Rs 1,320, soda ash (50 kg) (Birla) Rs 1,320, soda Hydro sulphate (1 kg) Rs 115-145, sodium hydro sulphite (1 kg) kalali Rs 130, sodium hydro sulphite (1 kg) (China) Rs 130, sodium hydro sulphite safolite (1 kg) Rs 180-200, sodium silicate (50 kg) Rs 1,100-1,500, sodium nitrate (50 kg) Rs 2,200-2,400, sodium nitrite (50 kg) Rs 2,600-2,800, sodium bio-carbonate-tata (50 kg) Rs 1,450, stable bleaching powder-chambal (25 kg) Rs 390, tartaric acid-France (1 kg) Rs 520, thymol (1 kg) Rs 400-500, titanium dioxide (1 kg) Rs 168-235, oxalic acid (pcpl) 50 kg Rs 2,700-2,800 and zinc oxide (Kg) 170-250.

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