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Global tea output up 9.90% in H1

P. S. Sundar Coonoor | Updated on November 23, 2017

The global black tea production in the first half of current calendar has increased by 9.90 per cent compared with the same period a year ago, according to the latest data from the Tea Board and traders’ bodies.

“According to our compilation, the global black tea production till June has risen to 880.08 million kg (mkg) from 800.83 mkg,” Rajesh Gupta, publisher of annual Global Tea Digest, told Business Line.

This increase of 79.25 mkg marks a growth of 9.90 per cent. India topped the global black tea table at 391.73 mkg, up by 11.80 mkg. Of this, North India accounted for 276.39 mkg (up13.89 mkg) while South India 115.34 mkg (down 2.09 mkg).

Kenya came second at 225.62 mkg posting a whopping increase of 67.44 mkg followed by Sri Lanka at 172.26 mkg (up 8.03 mkg). Malawi came next at 30.17 mkg but lost 1.73 mkg over last year while Bangladesh’s output fell by 0.14 mkg to dip to 15.19 mkg.

The production of Uganda and Indonesia has also fallen but Tanzania has posted an increase.

Published on August 08, 2013

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