CHENNAI: A weak trend prevailed in the wholesale foodgrains market here with prices of a majority of commodities declining during the week ended Saturday.
Thoor dal, urad dal, moong dal, gram dal, sugar and wheat ruled easy while price of maida increased.
Thoor dal opened the week at Rs.7,400 less by Rs.200 per quintal from Rs 7,600 but its prices increasing on Wednesday by Rs 100 per quintal to close the week at Rs 7,500.
Urad dal was low by Rs 200 per quintal to Rs 8,200 from Rs 8,400 and closed this week at its opening same rate.
Moong dal slid by Rs 200 to Rs 7,400 from Rs 7,600 to again move down sharply on Wednesday by Rs 400 and closed the week at Rs 7,000.
Gram dal was sharply down by Rs 600 per quintal to Rs 7,000 from Rs 7,600 but gained on Wednesday by Rs 300 to end this week at Rs 7,300.
Sugar opended the week at its closing rate of Rs 4,050 but moved down on Wednesday by Rs 50 per quintal to close the week at Rs 4,000.
Wheat at Rs 2,600 was low by Rs 100 per quintal to Rs 2600 from Rs 2700 and finished this week at its opening rate.
Bucking the weak trend, maida (90 kg) price was steady at Rs 2,600 till Wednesday when its price moved up by Rs 100 to Rs 2,700,its price till the end of this week.
Sooji (90 kg) price at Rs 3,200 remained unchanged throughout the week.