The continuing demand from inter-State customers has lifted pepper rates by ₹1 a kg in Kochi on Friday.
Kishore Shamji of Kishor Spices explained the demand from Tamil Nadu is continuing and the provides from Karnataka are in entire swing, primarily with the availability of pepper in additional quantities.
The market place appears to be continual and the rates are inching up on a everyday foundation, he explained.
Today’s offtake was 22 tonnes, of which 20 tonnes arrived from Wayanad and the remaining from the plains of Kerala.
Ungarbled varieties realised ₹314 a kg, while MG1 garbled varieties stood at ₹334.
New pepper was quoted at ₹304.