Commodity Trading Tips for Jeera by Kedia Commodity
Commodity Trading Tips for Jeera by Kedia Commodity

Jeera on NCDEX settled down -0.28% at 18120 on late selling after prices earlier gains on a lower output forecast and strong demand from overseas buyers. Exporters are likely to fetch better realisation due to the quality of the jeera crop. A recent assessment by the Federation of Indian Spices Stakeholders in Udaipur, Rajasthan, has forecast India’s cumin seed production at 5.83 million bags of 40 kg each (233,280 tonnes) this year against 4.20 million bags of 40 kg each (168,320 tonnes) last year. The latest spell of rainfall last week is estimated to have spoiled 30 per cent of the standing crop. Production estimates for 2016-17 are lower due to a decline in the jeera acreage in Gujarat. The Centre pegs production of jeera in the state at 221,000 tonnes, down 11 per cent from last year’s output of 238,000 tonnes. The output is far lower than the normal of 346,000 tonnes in Gujarat in 2013-14. Acreage has fallen to 279,000 hectares this year from 286,000 hectares earlier. According to data, 33,110 tonnes of jeera arrived in the markets between March 1 and March 20, against 34,107 tonnes during the same period last year. India exports an average of 15,000 tonnes of jeera during March, April and May. Industry players are expecting exports will cross 120,000 tonnes this year against 94,352 tonnes a year ago. Jeera exports increased 36.7 per cent to 93,724 tonnes during April- December 2016-17. Technically market is under fresh selling as market has witnessed gain in open interest by 20.2% to settled at 9996 while prices down -50 rupees, now Jeera is getting support at 17947 and below same could see a test of 17773 level, And resistance is now likely to be seen at 18357, a move above could see prices testing 18593.

Trading Ideas:

# Jeera trading range for the day is 17775-18595.

# Jeera settled down on late selling after prices earlier gains on a lower output forecast.

# Exporters are likely to fetch better realisation due to the quality of the jeera crop.

# NCDEX accredited warehouses jeera stocks gained by 38 tonnes to 554 tonnes.

# In Unjha, a key spot market in Gujarat, jeera remains unchanged at0 Rupees to end at 18025 Rupees per 100 kg.




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