Menthol rises on pick up in demand

Marketmen said increased demand from pharma and other consuming industries mainly influenced the prices.

Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Published:January 25, 2012 3:34 pm

Menthol prices rose by Rs 5 per kg in the national capital today on rising demand from pharma and other consuming units.

Tight stocks following fall in supplies from producing regions and a firming trend in futures market also supported the upside in prices.

Menthol bold crystal,menthol flake and mentha oil prices rose by Rs 5 each to Rs 1,715,Rs 1,645 and Rs 1,555 per kg,respectively.

Marketmen said increased demand from pharma and other consuming industries mainly influenced the prices.

They said tight supplies from producing belts in Uttar Pradesh mandies also supported the rise.

The following are today’s quotations:

Ammonium chloride (50 kg) Rs 900-2,200,acetic acid (1kg) Rs 42-52,ammonia bicarb (25 kg) Rs 400-450,boric acid technical (50 kg) Rs 3,400-3,800,borex granular (50 kg) Rs 1,800-1,950.

Caustic soda flake (50 kg) Rs 1,650-1,750,citric acid (50 kg) (China) Rs 3,100-3,500,citric acid deshi (50 kg) Rs 3,000-3,700,camphor slab (1 kg) Rs 290,camphor powder (1kg) Rs 270,glycerine (1 kg) Rs 90-115,hexamine (1kg) Rs 85,hydrogen peroxide (1 kg) Rs 40-45,menthol bold crystal (per kg) Rs 1,715,menthol flake (1 kg) Rs 1,645 and mentha oil (1kg) Rs 1,555.

Paraffin wax (1 kg) Iran Rs 86

Paraffin wax (1 kg) China Rs 105

Paraffin wax (1 kg) Indian Rs 102

Soda ash (50 kg) (Tata) Rs 1,060

Soda ash (50 kg) (Gujarat) Rs 1,000

Soda ash (50 kg) (DCW) Rs 1,000

Soda ash (50 kg) (Birla) Rs 1,000

Soda Hydro Sulphate (1 kg) Rs 110-150

Sodium hydro sulphite (1 kg) damosha Rs 105

Sodium hydro sulphite (1 kg) china Rs 100

Sodium hydro sulphite safolite (1 kg) Rs 120-145

Sodium silicate (Qtl) Rs 1,050-1,200

Sodium nitrate (50 kg) Rs 1,650-1,800

Sodium nitrite (50 kg) Rs 1,850-1,900

Sodium bio-carbonate (50 kg) Rs 1,050

Stable bleaching powder (25 kg) Rs 350-450

Tartaric acid france (1 kg) Rs 440

Thymol (1 kg) Rs 1,100

Titanium dioxide (1 kg) Rs 180-250

Oxalic acid (pcpl) 50 kg Rs 2,650-2,700

Zinc oxide (Kg) 110-120.

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