The continuing need from inter-Condition consumers has lifted pepper price ranges by ₹1 a kg in Kochi on Friday.

Kishore Shamji of Kishor Spices explained the need from Tamil Nadu is continuing and the materials from Karnataka are in complete swing, in particular with the availability of pepper in much more portions.

The industry appears to be regular and the price ranges are inching up on a every day basis, he explained.

Today’s offtake was 22 tonnes, of which 20 tonnes came from Wayanad and the remaining from the plains of Kerala.

Ungarbled versions realised ₹314 a kg, though MG1 garbled versions stood at ₹334.

New pepper was quoted at ₹304.