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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.

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W.D.L. Gunaratne
Executive Director

WPB Week #51/14, 15 - 19 December 2014
Entering the second half of December, market activity was less as buyers have replenished their inventories ahead of the upcoming long holiday season. Local price of pepper in some sources decreased, except in Sarawak. While in Lampung and Bangka, the local prices were relatively stable. In dollar term however, the price decreased due to weakening of Indonesian Rupiah against US dollar.

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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 – October 2014
After a detailed discussion at the 42nd Session of the International Pepper Community held from 27th to 30th October 2014 in HCM City, Vietnam, , estimated Production and Export figures for pepper in 2014 would be around 336,200 Mt and 268,755 Mt, respectively, as against 379,300 Mt and 278,100 Mt in 2013. Production and Export during 2014 will decrease by 43,100 Mt (11%) and 9,344 Mt (3%), respectively, in comparison to 2013. Overall decrease in production was due to significant drop of production in India, Indonesia and Sri Lanka, mainly due to adverse climate prevailed for pepper. Taking into account of stock brought forward from 2013, import and domestic consumption in 2014, around 59,000 Mt of pepper would be carried forward as stocks for 2015. The stock carry forward is considerably small when compared to stock at the beginning of the year at 84,700 Mt. This quantity carry over for 2015 is expected to meet only the export demand before the new crop of 2015 arrives in the market. Under this situation, pepper prices in the coming months are expected to remain high.

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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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