Gold Silver Reports (GSR) – Mentha Oil on MCX settled up 2.65% at 1812.4 due to bullish demand outlook from domestic market as well as exporters. Spot markets are also witnessing strong consumption demand amid restricted supplies.
Bumper crop harvest has been discounted in the market and market is moving upwards on rising demand from end users. Arrivals in Sambhal stood at 400 drums compared to 350 drum a day ago while in Barabanki supplies rose to 500 drums from 450 drums a day earlier.
According to preliminary estimates, mentha oil production in 2018-19 would be 40,000-45,000 ton against last year’s production of 35,000 tons. There could be chances of crop damage to certain extend due to unfavourable weather condition.
Besides, farmers are likely to hold back the stocks as the present prices are not remunerative for them. However, in recent years, the growth in production and consumption of synthetic mentha has influenced the demand for natural mentha. – Neal Bhai Reports