Agri Business

Dooars tea rules firm at N. Indian tea auctions

Kolkata | Updated on May 22, 2011 Published on May 22, 2011

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This week at Sale 20 the total offerings (packages) at three North Indian tea auction centres at Kolkata, Guwahati and Siliguri were 212,361 as compared to 204,533 in the corresponding sale of the last year, according to J Thomas & Company Pvt Ltd., the tea auctioneers.

The offerings at Kolkata were 100,966 (88,112) comprising 68,098 (65,526) of CTC/Dust, 29,632 (21,014) of Orthodox and 3,236 (1,572) of Darjeeling. The corresponding figures for Guwahati and Siliguri were 76,421 (80,084) and 34,974 (36,337) respectively.

Assam CTC teas met with good demand at irregularly lower rates following quality.

Improved Dooars were firm to dearer while the remainder were irregularly lower.

Western India and local dealers were active with fair support from other internal sections.

There was fair support from Tata Global while Hindustan Unilever was selective.

There were selective export enquiries on bolder brokens and grainy fannings.

Orthodox offerings met with good demand and sold readily.

Few selected clean well made whole leaf and broken grades were around last while the remainder were irregularly lower in line with quality.

CIS exporters were active with fair support from West Asian shippers.

Good support from local dealers for the fannings and smaller brokens. There were some enquiries from North India on the bolder whole leaf.

Darjeeling whole leaf grades sold well owing to traditional export enquiry.

Brokens met with useful enquiry from bazaar while fannings were readily absorbed by exporters.

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Published on May 22, 2011
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