There will be no auction of Coonoor Tea Trade Association on Thursday as the market will remain closed for Pongal. Both leaf and dust auctions (Sale No: 3) will be held on Friday for which 12.12 lakh kg has been catalogued – as much as 4.79 lakh kg less than last week’s offer.

Of this, 8.33 lakh kg belongs to leaf grades and 3.79 lakh kg, dust grade As much as 11.18 lakh kg belongs to CTC variety and only 94,000 kg to orthodox variety. The proportion of orthodox teas continues to be low in both leaf and dust grades. In the leaf counter, only 42,000 kg belongs to orthodox while 7.91 lakh kg to CTC. Among the dusts, only 52,000 kg belongs to orthodox while 3.27 lakh kg to CTC.

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