KEY PROJECTS

International Pepper Conference

International Pepper Conference

An annual international platform where top names of the industry convene.

Mobile App for Farmers

Mobile App for Farmers

An interactive mobile app to assist farmers in pepper cultivation equipped with market linkage

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Crop Report Analytics

Crop Report Analytics

A Visual tool to analyse the trend in production, exports, consumption, price movements, etc

  
Rejection Reports

Rejection Reports

Compilation of Rejections/Alert on pepper Consignments to the US and EU

  
DIREX: Country Regulations

DIREX: Country Regulations

A database of regulations followed by importing countries

  
Training Videos

Training Videos

Series of step-by-step training videos of pepper cultivation for farmers

  
Research & Dvpt. Product

Research & Dvpt. Product

Compilation of Research and Development products of IPC member countries to enhance pepper cultivation.

  
Recipes for Immunity

Recipes for Immunity

Top recipes from around the world that use black pepper and can improve your immunity

  
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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE

Dear International Pepper Community Family,

A very happy new year to all of you! I hope you have celebrated the start of 2022 safely and in good spirits with your beloved family and friends. As we have closed the 2021 book, I want to take a moment to look back on 2021 and thank you all for your contributions over the past 12 months.

2021 was another encouraging year for the International Pepper Community. It was a year, even in the midst of these challenging times during the COVID-19 pandemic, we still worked together to discuss and strengthen on the development of the global pepper industry further that would help to guarantee our continued success in the future.

Among these are implementation of the work programmes and projects as stipulated on the framework of the IPC 3 Years Work Plan as well as the IPC Committee Work Plan. This is in particular to its role in promoting and coordinating the development of pepper industry which are much needed as we shift gears in the battle against COVID-19 with countries beginning to ease restrictions and reopen most of the economic sectors towards ensuring the sustainable development of the industry and the welfare of the pepper smallholders.

Despite the travel restrictions, the IPC Committees have managed to concluded some important works and accomplishments in 2021. Among others, the revision of the IPC Book on Good Agriculture Practice, the Manual on Quality Requirement of Pepper for Export and the Pepper Statistical Year Book 2020 and the development of the website database of Research and Development Products as well as the database of pepper consignments rejection by the consuming countries. Furthermore, we have also managed to conclude some of the pending work of the Committees among others the harmonization of the IPC Quality Standard with CODEX and ISO.

2022 is set to be another exciting year for us. We can look forward to working further on the many initiatives to deliver the best for IPC and the industry. Depending on the global scenario, we look forward to reviving the pepper industry by first half of 2022, and in the interim, the focus will be more on post-pandemic plan for the pepper industry in ensuring its sustainability. Moreover, the IPC Committees have also formulated series of activities for 2022 which include research on pepper product traceability, determination of MRLs values of IPC member countries, development of product display platform to help assist showcasing of pepper products, trade statistical analytical tools, launching of the IPC Standard book, proficiency testing program and many other programmes for the benefit of the pepper industry.

Working together we have made good progress toward our strategic goals despite significant challenges, not the least of which have been the ongoing disruptions from the pandemic that continues to have such a substantial impact on our own work and home lives, as well as on the lives of our customers stakeholders.

Last but not least, as much as we are all aware, the COVID-19 pandemic is a global shock like no other involving real-time disruptions to both supply and demands in an interconnected world economy including the pepper industry. In addition, I always believe that two heads are better than one and as such it is with our high hope that all IPC member countries together with its associate members will work together hand-in-hand and strengthen our networking and cooperation for the betterment of the pepper industry particularly during these trying times.

I want to thank all of you for your continued support, commitment and effort to IPC and the pepper industry. Every one of us has an important role to play in the work ahead and I’m confident that together we will achieve great things.

I wish you and your loved ones a happy and successful 2022!

Kind regards,
Salam hormat,

Firna Azura Ekaputri Hj. Marzuki
Executive Director

MARKET REPORTS

No. 03/22, 17 - 21 January 2022

MARKET REPORT - KEY HIGHLIGHTS 01 World - Market this week showed mixed response with only Viet Nam local price was reported with an increase. 02 India - Indian pepper price responding negatively this week which could be contributed to the weakening of Indian Rupee against the US Dollar (INR 74.35 @ 1 USD), recording…

No. 02/22, 10 - 14 January 2022

MARKET REPORT - KEY HIGHLIGHTS 01 World - Market this week showed mixed response with India and Sri Lanka were reported with an increase. 02 India - Indian pepper price responding positively this week which could be contributed to the strengthening of Indian Rupee against the US Dollar (INR 73.90 @ 1 USD), recording a…

No. 01/22, 3 - 7 January 2022

MARKET REPORT - KEY HIGHLIGHTS 01 World - Market this week as well as the beginning of 2022 showed mixed response with only Viet Nam local price was reported with an increase. 02 India - Indian pepper price was reported with a decreasing trend this week. 03 Indonesia - Indonesian pepper price continued responding negatively…

MARKET REVIEW - November 2021

PEPPER MARKET REPORT - KEY HIGHLIGHTS 01 World - Pepper prices in November 2021 showed a mixed response with Sri Lanka continued recording the highest increase. 02 IPC Price Index and Composite Price - Price Index recorded an increase albeit marginally with price index of black pepper reported a 1.3% increase at 60.94 points while…

MARKET REVIEW - October 2021

PEPPER MARKET REPORT - KEY HIGHLIGHTS 01 World - Pepper prices in October 2021 showed a mixed response with a rather positive outlook with Sri Lanka recording the highest increase. 02 IPC Price Index and Composite Price - Responding differently, price index of black pepper recorded at 60.03 points with 3% increase while price index…

MARKET REVIEW - September 2021

PEPPER MARKET REPORT - KEY HIGHLIGHTS 01 World - Pepper prices in September 2021 showed a mixed response with a rather positive outlook with Sri Lanka and China were reported with a decrease. 02 IPC Price Index and Composite Price - Price index recorded a mixed response with price index of black pepper reported an…

3rd Quarterly 2021 Report

Black Pepper Outlook : Quarter 3 REVIEW 2021 Structure of the Presentation 01 Current Situation 02 Outlook for the balance part of 2021 03 Global Inflation 04 Freight update 05 Summary   Current Situation Trade statistics Prices   Origin-wise Exports in KMT Top Importers YTD MT Status Price Trend   Black Pepper Price (FOB) July…

2nd Quarterly 2021 Report

BLACK PEPPER OUTLOOK: MID-YEAR REVIEW 2021 KEY HIGHLIGHTS 01 Recap of the Global Pepper Industry 02 Current Situation of the Global Pepper Industry 03 Outlook for the remaining of 2021 Pepper Report 04 Summary of the Global Pepper Industry   RECAP OF THE GLOBAL PEPPER INDUSTRY Current Situation of the Global Pepper Industry Trade statistics…

1st Quarterly 2021 Report

Contents Executive Summary3 Quarter 1 Trade statistics 4 Demand & Supply 5 Current Price Update and Q1 trends 6 Executive Summary Black Pepper harvest started in most origins in the Northern hemisphere. Vietnam, India, and Sri Lanka have completed close to 80% of the harvest. Prices that were expected to soften during harvest went up…

SPECIAL ISSUE ON CARDAMOM, MARCH 2021

India Cardamom India produces a wide range of spices and holds a prominent position in world spice production. Because of the varying climates - from tropical to sub-tropical to temperate-almost all spices grow splendidly in India. In reality almost all the states and union territories of India grow one or the other spices. Under the…

Unpredictability of Viet Nam Pepper Price

As it was previously reported on March 15, 2020, Viet Nam pepper price has significantly kept increasing after Tet Holiday. Thus, making Viet Nam pepper market to be unpredictable as it affected processors, industrial manufactures and growers. Three weeks past Tet Holiday, Viet Nam black pepper price recorded an increase by 40% as compared to…

Viet Nam Pepper Prices Have Increased Significantly After Tet Holiday 2021

In the year 2020 due to Covid-19 global demand was subdued. Despite the global pandemic markets rose so it rises in a normal year should actually not be a surprise due to people are seeing normalization of markets combined with growth. However, International Pepper Community has concerned about Viet Nam pepper markets which have risen…

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Mrs Hoang Thi Lien, Executive Director, International Pepper Community

Mrs Hoang Thi Lien, Executive Director, International Pepper Community

Mr Ravindranath Balakrishnan, Vice President, Olam International ltd

Mr Ravindranath Balakrishnan, Vice President, Olam International ltd

Mr Giridhar Rao, Vice President Operations, Griffith Foods Inc

Mr Giridhar Rao, Vice President Operations, Griffith Foods Inc

Ms Laura Shumow, Executive Director, American Spice Trade Association

Ms Laura Shumow, Executive Director, American Spice Trade Association

Q and A, Mr Jasvinder Singh Sethi, Director, NAMAGRO

Q and A, Mr Jasvinder Singh Sethi, Director, NAMAGRO

Selection of Mother Vines

Selection of Mother Vines

Nursery Soil Mixture

Nursery Soil Mixture

Rooted cuttings standard method

Rooted cuttings standard method

Rooted cuttings Serpentine method

Rooted cuttings Serpentine method

Planting of Pepper

Planting of Pepper