Agri Business

Kenya, Lanka tea crop up sharply

P. S. Sundar Coonoor | Updated on February 04, 2011




Kenya and Sri Lanka have posted a significant increase in tea production in 2010, while Malawi, Bangladesh and Indonesia have recorded lower output, an analysis of the latest statistics available with the producers and trading sources, has revealed.

“We have been able to compile the production data till December for five major producers. We are in the process of compiling detailed statistics in respect of South and North India, Uganda and Zimbabwe,” Mr Rajesh Gupta, Director, Global Tea Brokers, told Business Line.

Kenya has posted a massive increase of 84.80 million kg (mkg) in 2010, with production touching 399 mkg.

Sri Lanka's production increased by 38.25 mkg, to soar to 329.38 mkg.

Malawi's production dropped by 1 mkg to total 51.60 mkg. Indonesia reported a decline of 2.30 mkg, to add up to 72.20 mkg. Bangladesh lost 0.80 mkg to dip to 59.20 mkg.

Published on February 04, 2011

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