Menthol rises on buying support

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Menthol rises on buying support

New Delhi, Apr 5 (PTI) Menthol prices rose by Rs 5 per kg in the national capital today on fresh buying support from pharmaceutical units amid paucity of stocks.

Firming trend at futures market and restricted supplies in the physical market from Chandausi in Uttar Pradesh also supported the uptrend.

Menthol bold crystal, menthol flake and mentha oil prices were up by Rs 5 each to conclude at Rs 1,195, Rs 1,155 and Rs 1,075 per kg, respectively.

Traders said increased demand from pharmaceutical and other consuming industries against restricted supplies from Chandausi in Uttar Pradesh, mainly pushed up menthol prices at the wholesale chemical market here.

Following are today’s quotations:

Ammonium chloride (50 kg) Rs 950-1,800, Acetic acid (1kg) Rs 53-57, Ammonia bicarb (25 kg) Rs 500-600, Boric acid technical (50 kg) Rs 3,800-4,300, Borex granular (50 kg) Rs 2,100-2,400.

Caustic soda flake (50 kg) Rs 2,250-2,350, Citric acid (50 kg) (China) Rs 3,850-4,250, Citric acid deshi (50 kg) Rs 4,100-4,600, Camphor slab (1 kg) Rs 430, Camphor powder (1kg) Rs 375, Glycerin (1 kg) Rs 100-150, Hexamine (1kg) Rs 98, Hydrogen peroxide (1 kg) Rs 30-40, menthol bold crystal (per kg) Rs 1,195, menthol flake (1 kg) Rs 1,155 and mentha oil (1kg) Rs 1,075. (MORE)

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