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.
INTERNATIONAL PEPPER COMMUNITY
The market continued to be stronger and price of black Pepper at all producing countries increased further. This was likely due to decreasing exportable surplus of Pepper from recent harvest in India and Vietnam. While new material from the harvest in Indonesia is only expected to arrive in the market by August. Initial harvest in Lampung has started in small portion, driven by immediate need cash money to celebrate Lebaran festival in the mid of July.
The International Pepper Community in close collaboration with the China Essential Oils, Aroma & Spices Trade Association (CHINAEASA) of the Chamber of Commerce based in Beijing will be organizing the Intl. Pepper Conclave 2015 scheduled to be held during 25th-26th June 2015 at Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), Shanghai, China.
This year International Pepper Conclave, which is the third organized by IPC, is aimed at providing opportunities for the Pepper and Pepper products Exporters / Manufacturers from the IPC member countries and pepper/spice players in the consuming countries to strengthen their business contacts and capture the potential and market for the Pepper and Pepper products in China and East Asia countries, taking into account of the economic growth in China and its neighboring countries.
During April 2015, the Price Index for black Pepper increased slightly by 0.16 point; while for white Pepper decreased by 1.76 points (Table 1). The composite price of black Pepper increased by 0.1% to US$ 8.964 per Mt. from US$ 8,959 in March 2015; while composite price of white pepper decreased by 0.6% from US$ 12,862 per Mt. to US$ 12,787 Mt. in April 2015.
KOCHI: India's foreign trade is gaining in terms of spices exports, thanks to the weak currency. But Kerala, the land of spices, does not have any reason to cheer as exports from the Cochin port is on a downward trend.