Agri Business

Offerings at tea auctions in North fall

Our Bureau Kolkata | Updated on February 11, 2011

Tea garden workers spraying insecticide on leaves in a tea garden.   -  Business Line

This week (Sale 6), the number of offerings (packages) at the three North Indian tea auction centres at Kolkata, Guwahati and Siliguri was 358,928 as compared with 384,393 in the corresponding sale of last year, according to J Thomas & Company Pvt Ltd, the tea auctioneers.

Of this, the share of Kolkata was 156,244 (161,793) comprising 141,226 (149,240) of CTC/Dust, 13,311 (10,687) of Orthodox and 1,707 (1,866) of Darjeeling.

The corresponding offerings at Guwahati were 122,746 (158,939) and at Siliguri 79,938 (63,661). Selected clean, well made and liquoring Assam CTCs were irregular around last.

The remainder were easier in line with quality. Few better Dooars were around last while the remainder were irregularly lower.

There was fair support from Tata Global and Hindustan Unilever. Western India operated actively on better liquoring teas. Some export enquiries were received for bolder brokens and grainier fannings.

Local dealers and other internal operated on cleaner grainier varieties.

Nominal weight of clean and well made Orthodox teas on offer sold readily at firm to dearer rates. The remainder were irregular and lower with quality. Stalky varieties were discounted. West Asia shippers were active. There was good enquiry from Hindustan Unilever and North India.

Published on February 11, 2011

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