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Global black tea output up

PS SUNDAR Coonoor | Updated on January 20, 2018 Published on March 25, 2016

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Global black tea production has posted an encouraging opening for calendar 2016 with the output in January rising 6.56 per cent over January 2015. “Global black tea output has risen to 98.97 million kg (mkg) in January 2016 from 92.88 mkg in January 2015.

This increase of 6.09 mkg marks a growth of 6.56 per cent,” Rajesh Gupta, compiler of annual Global Tea Digest told BusinessLine. This is despite a sharp fall of 3.47 mkg in India, the world’s largest black tea producer where the production dipped to 17.87 mkg.

Bangladesh also posted a marginal fall of 0.05 mkg to produce 0.11 mkg. Kenya recorded a sharp rise of 8.67 mkg to reach a significant volume of 50.31 mkg. Sri Lanka produced 1.82 mkg more to reach 25.08 mkg.

Harsh winter in India pulled down the harvest resulting in lower supplies of green leaf to factories for processing and the concomitant reduced production of black tea.

Published on March 25, 2016
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