New Delhi, Sep 16 (PTI) Pistachio prices drifted lower by Rs 5 per kg at the dry fruits market in the national capital today largely due to subdued demand from retailers and stockists.

Besides, adequate stocks position following increased arrivals from overseas markets put pressure on pistachio prices.

Pistachio (hairati and peshawari) fell Rs 5 each to conclude at Rs 1,380-1,450 and Rs 1,500-1,580 per kg, respectively.

Traders said sluggish demand from retailers and stockists against increased arrivals, mainly led to the fall in pistachio prices.

Following are today’s quotations (per 40 kgs): Almond (California) Rs 18,800-19,000, almond (gurbandi) Rs 12,300-12,900, almond (girdhi) Rs 5,000-5,100, abjosh afghani Rs 8,000-23,000, almond kernel (california) Rs 680-690 per kg, almond kernel (gurbandi) Rs 700-800 per kg, chilgoza (Roasted) (1 kg) Rs 2,300-2,500, cashew kernel 1 kg (no 180) Rs 1,075-1,085, cashew Kernel (no 210) Rs 955-985, cashew kernel (no 240) Rs 900-940, cashew kernel (no 320) Rs 830-850, cashew kernel broken 2 pieces Rs 670-765, cashew kernel broken 4 pieces Rs 650-765, cashew kernel broken 8 pieces Rs 550-670, copra (qtl) Rs 17,000-19,000, coconut powder (25 kgs) Rs 4,200 -4,700, dry dates-red (qtl) Rs 3,000-11,500, fig Rs 19,000- 25,000, kishmish kandhari local Rs 10,000-15,000, kishmish kandhari special Rs 9,000-21,000, kishmish Indian yellow Rs 3,400-4,400, kishmish Indian green Rs 6,000-9,000, pistachio Irani Rs 1,100-1,200, pistachio hairati Rs 1,380-1,450, pistachio peshawari Rs 1,500-1,580, pistachio dodi (roasted) 750-860, walnut Rs 240-330 and walnut kernel-new (1 kg) Rs 800-950.

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