NCDEX coriander up as demand exceeds supply.

The July coriander contract was up on the NCDEX because demand from domestic retailers exceeded the stocks available with farmers and stockists. The most-active July contract traded at 4,990 rupees per 100 kg, up 7 rupees from the previous close. India annual consumption of coriander is 320,000 tonne, and only half of it is left with stockists. In Kota, the benchmark market, the Badami variety of coriander traded at 5,700-5,850 rupees per 100 kg, while the Eagle variety was quoted at 5,900-6,000 rupees, both unchanged. Arrivals in Rajasthan were 3,800 bags (1bag=40kg), up 500 bags from previous close.