Maize prices down in Purnea as arrivals rise.

Prices of maize fell in the key wholesale market of Purnea in Bihar as arrivals picked up. In the Gulab Bagh market of Purnea, the coarse grain was sold down 10-15 rupees from Previous close. Arrivals at the mandi were estimated at 3,000 tonne, up from 2,600 tn. Higher arrivals of maize owing to a record production of maize this year is keeping the sentiments bearish for the rabi crop. Farm ministry has pegged India maize output at 26.15 million tonne in 2016-17 (Jul-Jun), up from 22.57 million tonne a year ago.