New Delhi, 04 December (NNS): The offtake of black paper reported to be sluggish even after the weak prices. As a result, here, black pepper markara remained stable at Rs 630 per kilogram. Recently, the prices have gone down by Rs 40/45 per kilo kilogram. The arrivals reported to be negligible in Kochi and the prices remained stable at the level of the previous day. It’s new crop will likely to arrive during the end of this month or coming fortnight, due to this, the market sentiments may affect. The spot black pepper prices will likely to remain sluggish during the coming days.