Demand lifted prices of almost all varieties at the tea auction here. The quantity on offer in the CTC dust varieties was 12,85,500 kg.

The select best barely remained steady. Others were irregular and lower by Rs 2 to Rs 3 and more towards close of the sale. Of the 14,500 kg on offer in the orthodox dust varieties, primary grades were firm to dearer, while secondaries were steady to dearer. Bulk of the offerings was absorbed by exporters.

In the best CTC dusts, PD varieties quoted Rs 89-101, RD grades stood at Rs 94-105, SRD varieties ruled at Rs 97-105 and SFD grades at Rs 100-110.

Demand at the leaf sale was also string and the quantity on offer in the orthodox leaf grades was 1.55 lakh kg.

Select best highgrowns were fully firm to dearer. Others were irregular and lower. The quantity on offer in the CTC leaf category was 1,15,500 kg. Good liquoring varieties were fully firm to dearer by Rs 3 to Rs 5, while others were steady to irregularly dearer. Plainer varieties were lower with many withdrawals.

In the dust category, both Injipara (Prm) SFD and SRD quoted the best price of Rs 155 followed by Injipara (Prm) RD at Rs 148. In the leaf grades, Pascos Hyson Green Tea quoted the best price of Rs 300 .

(This article was published on August 20, 2012)
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