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INTERNATIONAL PEPPER COMMUNITY
The market showed a mixed response during the week. In Vietnam and Lampung, local prices of black pepper decreased marginally, while in Sri Lanka increased. In India and Sarawak the prices were reported stable. In the case of white pepper, the price has decreased in Bangka and China. Stable price of white pepper as recorded in Sarawak. Currently, activity in the market was limited. Less demand seems to be the main reason for the situation. Although pepper harvest in Lampung has over and clearly resulted lower output, buyers are still reluctant to extend coverage, expecting to get more competitive price from Brazil which is now in the peak of harvesting season.
The Chairmanship of IPC was handed over to Sri Lanka from Indonesia at the 44th session of IPC held in Jakarta, Indonesia and Mr. Wickramaarachchi, the Secretary to the Ministry of Primary Industries in Sri Lanka, is the current chairman of IPC, representing the cabinet Ministry responsible for the Pepper and other Spice crops Research and Development in Sri Lanka. Mr. Wickramaarachchi is a Corporate Member of the Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka, and graduated as a Charted Engineer. He holds a B.Sc. Engineering degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. Mr. Wickramaarachchi holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental science and also in Geo-informatics and currently reading for a Ph.D in sustainable development.
In September 2016 the market was relatively quiet with limited activity. More active trading was taking place only in Vietnam following good harvest resulted during the year. Except in India and Sri Lanka, pepper prices decreased during the month under review.
Pepper price index has shown a declining trend. Price index of black pepper decreased by 5.18 points and decreased by 4.82 points for white pepper. (Table 1). The composite price of black pepper decreased by 4.6% to US$ 7,935 per Mt from US$ 8,320 in August 2016 and composite price of white pepper also decreased by 4.3% from US$ 11,622 per Mt in August 2016 to US$ 11,122 in September 2016. Although pepper price in India increased, the composite price in September 2016 recorded the lowest in 2016 (Table 2). Decreasing price during the situation of lower production reflected demand for pepper from the importing countries lower this year.
TENGGARONG â€“ Enam negara anggota International Pepper Community (IPC) yaitu India, Malaysia, Brazil, Vietnam, Srilanka, termasuk Indonesia mengunjungi perkebunan lada di Desa Batuah kecamatan Loa Janan, Kutai Kartanegara (Kukar), Rabu (16/3).