Mentha oil futures gain on upsurge in demand

Mentha oil futures were trading higher during morning trade in the domestic market on Monday as investors and speculators build up fresh bets in the agri-commodity amid rise in physical demand for mentha oil from major consuming industries in the domestic spot market.

Further, widening of positions by traders in the spot market was led by rise in physical demand for mentha oil from consuming industries at the domestic spot market against insufficient stocks position on restricted supplies from producing regions, supported mentha oil prices at futures trade.

At the MCX, mentha oil futures for December 2016 contract is trading at Rs 1,016 per kg, up by 1.72 per cent, after opening at Rs 1006.60, against a previous close of Rs 998.90. It touched the intra-day high of Rs 1,018.50.

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