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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 #03/15, 19 - 23 January 2015
Pepper price showed a declining trend across the origins. The decline of pepper prices noticed with the start of the harvesting season in India, which is now reaching towards the peak harvest. Initial harvest in Vietnam has also started. In India, the market was active as material from new crop has arrived in the market. Local price decreased from INR 650 per Kg last week to INR 585 this week. On an average pepper price in India decreased by 9%. Significant decrease was also recorded in Sri Lanka by 8%.

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Emater and Embrapa undertakes promotion programme on adoption of GAP for Pepper
The Enterprise Technical Assistance and Rural Extension of Pará State (Emater) and the Brazilian Research Company (Embrapa) have started working jointly in a promotion and education programme aimed at creating awareness among the pepper farmers and other stakeholders of pepper in Brazil for "Adoption of Good Agricultural Practices for increasing black pepper productivity and improvement of pepper guality in the Pará State.". This project is scheduled to be implemented for 3 years (36 months) period, the Emater / Embrapa press release said.

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Market Review – November 2014
Witnessing real short supply situation, the pepper market in November 2014 reacted positively. During the month, the market continued to firm and price increased further. The short supply situation was concluded in the last 42nd Session of IPC, held in HCM City, Vietnam on 27-29th October 2014. Pepper players from producing countries as well as importing countries attending the Session have examined country papers reported by delegates and discussed in detailed situation of supply and demand including production, export, import domestic consumption and carry over stock. From the discussion, it was concluded that pepper supply from producing countries is very limited due to lower production realized during this year from 379,000 Mt in 2013 to 336,000 Mt this year.

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Export of spices up 12% between April to September
(Business Standard) Sustaining robust demand in international markets , Indian spices registered an export volume of 421,570 tonnes during April-September this year with their value pegged at Rs 6962.86 crore (USD 1152.08 million) as compared to 376,584 tonnes and Rs 6,364.64 crore (USD1073.85 million), respectively during the corresponding period a year earlier.

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Spices Board (Ministry of Commerce, Government of India)

10 Nov - 14 Nov 2014

Brazil, Ex- Para 0
India, Ex-Kochi 11,402
Indonesia, Ex-Lampung 8,867
Malaysia, Ex-Kuching 7,939
Vietnam, Ex-HCMC9,048
Sri Lanka 9,158
Indonesia, Ex-Pkl.Pinang 12,150
Malaysia, Ex-Kuching 10,935
Vietnam, Ex-HCMC 11,668
China, Ex-Hainan 0

Belem ASTA0
Kochi ASTA11,185
Lampung ASTA8,738
Kuching ASTA7,953
Ho Chi Minh 500g/l8,874
Ho Chi Minh 550g/l8,964
Pangkal Pinang FAQ12,118
Kuching FAQ10,954
Ho Chi Minh FAQ11,685
Haikou FAQ0

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