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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 #19/15, 18 - 22 May 2015
Pepper price continued to be stronger at most origins, except price of black Pepper in Sarawak. In Kochi, Lampung and Sri Lanka, the price increased by around 3 to 4%; while in Sarawak decreased by 4%. On-going harvest is taking place in Sarawak, may be the main reason for the fall in price. In Vietnam, local price of black pepper increased by VND 2,000 per Kg to VND 182,000 /Kg. in the last two days. It was reported that harvest in Vietnam has completed and the output was lower compared to previous year harvest. Under this circumstances   export of Pepper from Vietnam is anticipated to be lower this year. 

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Dr. A. Jayathilak, IAS named as Chairman of International Pepper Community
The International Pepper Community is pleased to announce that Dr. A. Jayathilak IAS, who is the Chairman of the Spices Board of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, as the Chairman of the International Pepper Community to serve the office till November 25, 2015.  

India is now holding the chairmanship of the International Pepper Community and Dr. Jayathilak assumed the office of the Chairman of IPC from Mr. Tran Kim Long, Director General of International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Government of Vietnam.

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Market Review - March 2015
During March 2015, the Price Index for black pepper decreased by 1.68 points; while for white pepper increase by 9.55 points (Table 1). The composite price of black pepper decreased marginally by 0.5% to US$ 8,959 per Mt from US$ 9,007 in February 2015, while that of white pepper increased by 3.3% from US$ 12,455 per Mt in February 2014 to US$ 12,862 in March 2015 (Table2). 

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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)).

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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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