Kerala Floods Will See A Hike In Price For Spices

Spices such as cardamom, black pepper have seen a price hike by almost ₹300 to ₹400

Kerala Floods Will See A Hike In Price For Spices

Don’t be surprised if spices become expensive in Mumbai as Kerala floods have damaged the crop plantation and normalisation of the supplies will take some time. Prices of coffee and common spices like cardamom, black pepper, and nutmeg, which is mostly supplied from Kerala and Karnataka, have been affected by the floods. 

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Prices of spices in Lalbaug market

1. Black Pepper
Current- ₹1000
Previous- ₹800

2. Cardamom
Current- ₹1800
Previous- ₹1400

3. Tea leaves
Current- ₹1800
Previous- ₹1600

4. Nutmeg
Current- ₹1200
Previous- ₹800

Likewise, prices of Cinnamon, Clove, Fennel, dry coconut, poppy seed have increased as well.

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The prices have increased due to the Kerala floods and supplies have affected in a big way. Masala is made between January and April and if the situation doesn’t improve then next year the prices will increase further,” Ashok Khamkar, spices seller.

Kerala, known for the majority of spice production in the country, and Karnataka that produces 70 per cent of the coffee in the country are affected by severe floods. 

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