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Dear Subscribers and Visitors,

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the new IPC Website which provides important and useful information to improve our understanding and interaction with all the stake holders of the pepper industry and an indispensable source of information for pepper community.

The IPC has launched its advanced and user friendly website which provides updated data on production, export, quality standards, programs for development & promotion of pepper industry and other value added services, speedy browsing and easy access to technical information for the development of the International Pepper Community.

We hope you find the new website a unique source for all your needs on pepper industry.

W.D.L. Gunaratne
Executive Director

WPB Week #12/15, 23 - 27 March 2015
The market continued to be steady and price increased at most origins. Marginal decrease of 1% however was reported locally for black in HCMC, Vietnam from VND 177,000 to VND 175,000 per Kg this week. FOB price of Malabar and Vietnamese black Pepper increased marginally by 1%. In Lampung and Sarawak, the FOB price was stable.  In the case of white pepper, the price was also reported stable.

Previous Weekly Price Buletin

IPC and Indonesia Tea Board met to discuss the potential of intercropping Pepper with Tea
Bandung, 12/02/2015: Mr. WDL Gunaratne, Executive Director of IPC and Mr. Nur Haryanto, Information Officer of IPC attended a meeting organized by the Indonesian Tea Board in Bandung on 12th February 2015. The meeting was attended by Mr. Rachmat Badrudin, Chairman of Indonesia Tea Board, Mr. W.D.L.  Gunaratne, ED of IPC, Mrs. Sofiati Mukadi, Vice Chair, Indonesia Spice Council, representative from Directorate General of Estate Crops, Ministry of Agriculture, Estate Crops Office of West Java Province, Spice Research Institute of Indonesia (BALITTRO) and Board of Directors, PT KABEPE CHAKRA, which is operating a number of Tea Plantations, mainly in West Java.

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Market Review - February 2015
During February 2015, the Price Index for black pepper decreased by 5.02 points and for white pepper decreased by 5.25 points. The composite price of black pepper decreased by 1.6% to USD 9,021 per Mt from USD 9,166 in January 2015, while that of white pepper decreased by 1.8% from USD 12,679 per Mt in January 2015 to USD 12,455 in February 2015

Previous Market Rieview

Spice Parks in Arunachal, Meghalaya to Tap N-E Region Potential

KOCHI: Plans are afoot by the Spices Board to set up spice parks and quality testing laboratories in Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya to tap the potential of North East Indian region for spice production in a big way.

At present around 60,000 hectare in this part of the country is under spice cultivation and major spices available are King Chilly (Nagaland), Lakadong turmeric (Meghalaya), ginger, garlic, black pepper and large cardamom (Sikkim and Assam)).

Last Issue

Spices Board (Ministry of Commerce, Government of India)

16 Feb - 20 Feb 2015

Brazil, Ex- Para 0
India, Ex-Kochi 9,209
Indonesia, Ex-Lampung 8,088
Malaysia, Ex-Kuching 7,215
Vietnam, Ex-HCMC7,410
Sri Lanka 7,406
Indonesia, Ex-Pkl.Pinang 12,055
Malaysia, Ex-Kuching 10,090
Vietnam, Ex-HCMC 11,571
China, Ex-Hainan 14,714

Belem ASTA0
Kochi ASTA9,479
Lampung ASTA8,211
Kuching ASTA7,252
Ho Chi Minh 500g/l0
Ho Chi Minh 550g/l7,214
Pangkal Pinang FAQ11,730
Kuching FAQ10,181
Ho Chi Minh FAQ0
Haikou FAQ0

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