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Global black tea output dips 11%

PS SUNDAR Coonoor | Updated on January 24, 2018

Global black tea production so far this calendar has fallen by 11.12 per cent over the same period of last year.

Global black tea production has fallen to 303.98 million kg (mkg) from 342.03 mkg last year.

This fall of 38.05 mkg marked a decline of 11.12 per cent. Kenya has lost the highest volume of 30.51 mkg to produce 81.57 mkg.

Indian production

“India is also heading for a lower output this calendar. It has posted the second highest loss of 10.80 mkg to produce 80.63 mkg. Here, North India lost 9.63 mkg to produce 33.25 mkg and South India 1.17 mkg to produce 47.38 mkg”, Rajesh Gupta, compiler of annual Global Tea Digest, said.

Malawi’s output declined by 3.24 mkg to 24.90 mkg.

Sri Lanka up

Sri Lanka is the only major producer which has posted a higher output. Till April, its production has increased by 8.35 mkg to reach 110.77 mkg.

Published on June 01, 2015

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