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Mixed trend at Kochi tea sale

Our Bureau Kochi | Updated on August 21, 2014 Published on August 21, 2014




Prices for almost all varieties of tea at the Kochi tea auction were mixed this week.

The teas which came under the selection of major blenders ruled steady to firm and sometimes dearer following quality. Others were irregular and tended to ease.

The quantity on offer in CTC dust category was 9,96,500 kg.

According to auctioneers Forbes, Ewart and Figgis, the decline in prices were less for grainer varieties compared to powdery grades.

A fair demand was noticed from upcountry buyers and exporters.

Orthodox grades

The quantity on offer in orthodox grades was 16,500 kg. The market for primary grades was steady, while others were irregular and lower.

A small quantity of orthodox dust on offer was absorbed by exporters.

In the best CTC dusts, good varieties quoted ₹90-156, medium category fetched ₹70-90 and plain grades stood at ₹57-69.

In the leaf sales, the quantity on offer in orthodox varieties was 1,59,500 kg. The market for Nilgiri Whole Leaf was firm to sometimes dearer following quality.

Others were irregular and easier. CIS continued to be the mainstay of the market

Of the f 77,500 kg on offer in CTC varieties, the market for good liquoring brokens was firm to dearer.

Others were irregular and sometimes lower. There was a subdued demand from exporters.

In dust varieties, both Injipara (Prm) SFD and Injipara (Prm) RD quoted the best prices of ₹161 each followed by Monica SFD at ₹158.

In leaf grades, Chamraj FOP (S) Green Tea fetched the best prices at ₹316 followed by Pascoe’s Woodlands Hyson Green Tea at ₹292.



Published on August 21, 2014
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