Agri Business

Global Jan tea output down 13.78%

P. S. Sundar Coonoor | Updated on March 18, 2011

2011 has begun with lower tea production across the globe, reveals an analysis of the latest information received form various producing countries.

Global black tea output has fallen by 13.32 million kg (mkg) or 13.78 per cent in January compared to January 2010. Production totalled 83.33 mkg compared to 96.65 mkg last year.

“According to the data compiled by us, all producing nations except Malawi and Bangladesh have posted a lower production. Even in these two countries, the increase has only been marginal”, Mr Rajesh Gupta, Director, Global Tea Brokers, told Business Line.

Kenya has produced the largest volume of 36 mkg – 1.70 mkg less than January 2010. India's production comes next at 20.93 mkg – as much as 6.16 mkg less. Of this, South India lost 3.87 mkg to dip to 14.52 while North India, 2.29 to dip to 6.41.

Malawi's output rose by 0.50 mkg to reach 6.80 and Bangladesh's production, 0.14 mkg to touch 0.40 mkg.

Published on March 18, 2011

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