Agri Business

Assam's share in tea output rises 3% in H1

P. S. Sundar Coonoor | Updated on August 08, 2011

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Assam's share in the country's tea output has risen to 44 per cent in the first half of current calendar year from 41 per cent in the corresponding period last year, reveals an analysis of the latest data available with the Tea Board and producers' organisations.

Assam continued to be the biggest contributor at 158 million kg (mkg) of the country's output of 358.32 mkg. In 2010, Assam's share was 137.68 mkg of the country's total output of 338.97 mkg. Output in Cachar fell marginally this year. Assam Valley achieved a gain of 21 mkg.

West Bengal's production rose to 76.45 mkg from 72.90 mkg, with Darjeeling accounting for 3.73 mkg (3.22 mkg last year). North India produced 236.20 mkg against 212.30 mkg last year.

South India's production dropped to 122.12 mkg from 126.67 mkg.

Published on August 08, 2011

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