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Dooars CTC offerings met with good demand at N. Indian tea sale

Our Bureau Kolkata | Updated on April 01, 2011

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This week sale resumed at three North Indian tea auction centres of Kolkata, Guwahati and Siliguri after a gap of two weeks.

At Sale 13, total offerings (packages) were 64,300 as compared to 1,16,615 in the corresponding sale of last year, according to the tea auctioneers, J. Thomas & Company Private Ltd.

The offerings at Kolkata auction at 7,182 comprising 4,651 of CTC/dust, 2,338 of orthodox and 193 of Darjeeling were lower than 39,488 offerings (CTC/dust 37,568, orthodox 1,815 and Darjeeling (105) in the corresponding sale of last year.

The corresponding offerings at Guwahati were 42,515 (45,425) and at Siliguri 14,603 (31,702). The season is coming to a close.

Dooars CTCs

The very small weight of new season Dooars CTC offerings met with good demand and sold at significant premiums over the previous year.

Good categories sold upwards of Rs 165 while mediums sold between Rs140 and Rs 160. Old season Dooars and Assam varieties were irregularly lower in line with the decline in quality.

Local and internal dealers were active.

Orthodox invoices met with good demand and sold in line with quality. Poorer and stalky teas were discounted and at times neglected. Exporters were active. Good support from North India on bolder whole leaf. Fair enquiries from local dealers.

The nominal weight of Darjeeling brokens and fannings on offer met with less demand and sold in line with quality.

Published on April 01, 2011

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