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.
Hoang Thi Lien
INTERNATIONAL PEPPER COMMUNITY
Pepper market at sources remained calm. Some activity has taken place in Viet Nam. Following significant quantity from current harvest has arrived in the market, pepper price in HCMC went down by 3% for black in local market and 2% for FOB price respectively. Limited activity is also taken place in India and Sri Lanka. At Kochi pepper price dropped marginally by 1%.
The International Pepper Community has recently published a new book titled Good Manufacturing Practices for Pepper (P. nigrum L.) as part of the IPC efforts in providing the guidelines to the pepper producers and those who are involved in the production and processing of pepper in improving the quality of all pepper and pepper products produced, traded and exported from the member countries of IPC.
As reported earlier, pepper market has experienced a declining trend in 2016, where price of pepper prevailed in 2016 was averagely lower when compared with the average price in 2015. Global production in 2016 is estimated to have relatively stable; while for export a slight increase was recorded. Carry over stock for 2017 is around 68,000 Mt, a marginal increase of 1,000 Mt from 67,000 Mt at the beginning of 2016. Considering the above situation, pepper market in 2017 will depend largely on developments in production during the year.
The Borneo Post: SRI AMAN: Sarawak pepper remains a renowned brand worldwide with its quality ranked among the best of all pepper producing countries. Deputy Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities Datuk Datu Nasrun Datu Mansur, said Sarawak pepper has made Malaysians proud given the high quality of the commodity.