Seeds of Cumin - Price Values by Year from 2000 to 2007

2.3.10    Seeds of Cumin - Price Values by Year from 2000 to 2007

 2.3.10.1    Product Specifications

Scientific name:

Cuminum cyminum L. 

Plant part used:

Essential oil is extracted from seeds

HS Code:

090930000

SITC Code:

075263000

2.3.10.2    Analysis 

The price values of these seeds fluctuated each year and there were 3 peaks during the 8-year period i.e in years 2000, 2004 and 2007duringwhich the unit prices per kg were RM7.93, RM6.13 and RM9.10 respectively. After 2005 the prices started to increase significantlyand, the quantities imported were slightly irregular with little variation in the amount. Throughout the period, the quantities did not exceed the 2.7 million kg band. Industrial activities using seeds of cumin remained unchanged from year to year and the situation    be the same for the coming years.

 

Table 13: Summary of import values and quantities

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Figure 20: Malaysia’s import 2000 – 2007 for Seeds of Cumin

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Figure 21: Imported Seeds of Cumin Price Trend 2000 – 2007

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