The Agriwatch Agri Commodities Index edged lower by 0.57% to 102.36 during the week ended Jan 9, 2016 from 102.94 during the previous week. The base for the Index is 2014 (= 100).
Lower Vegetable and Edible Oil prices helped the Index end the week lower. While the Vegetables Index declined by 6.64% week-on-week, the Edible Oil Index fell by 3.94%.
Other groups that declined during the week were the Oilseeds Index (-2.32%), Condiments and Spices Index (-1.74%) and the Other Non Food Articles Index (-1.46%). The weekly gainers were the Cereals Index (+0.71%), the Pulses Index (+1.02%), Fibres (+5.39%) and the Sweeteners Index (Sugar, Gur, Khandsari) which was up 0.39%. The rise in the Pulses Index broke a streak of 5 consecutive weeks of declines.