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Mixed trend at Kochi tea sale

V. Sajeev Kumar Kochi | Updated on March 12, 2018

A mixed trend was witnessed for almost all varieties of tea at the Kochi tea auction. In sale no. 28, the quantity on offer in the dust CTC grade was 11,55,500 kg.

The market for good liquoring varieties and popular marks was fully firm to dearer by Rs 3-5 and sometimes more. Others were irregular and lower and witnessed some withdrawals.

There was a subdued demand from exporters and upcountry buyers lent fair support.

The demand was less for orthodox dust varieties with less participation from exporters and internal buyers. The quantity on offer was 12,000 kg. The market was lower with many withdrawals.

In the best CTC dusts, PD varieties fetched Rs 104/120, RD grades quoted at Rs 106/135, SRD ruled at Rs 110/143 and SFD at Rs 112/155.

Leaf sale

The leaf sale also witnessed a mixed trend and the quantity on offer in the orthodox grade was 148,500 kg. The market for good liquoring Nilgiri brokens, smaller brokens and fannings was fully firm to dearer. Others were irregular and lower.

Corresponding whole leaf registered strong feature and was higher by Rs 5-10 and sometimes more. Well-made clean black medium bolder brokens, tippy grades and whole leaf was steady to firm and sometimes dearer. Others tended to ease and witnessed some withdrawals.

Of the quantity of 71,500 kg on offer in CTC grade, the market for better types was barely steady to firm and sometimes dearer. Others were irregular and lower by Rs 3-5. Exporters and upcountry buyers absorbed bulk of the offerings.

In the dust category, Kallayar SFD fetched the best prices of Rs 156 followed by Monica SFD at Rs 155. In the leaf varieties, Chamraj OP quoted the best prices of Rs 281 followed by Chamraj FOP at Rs 251.

Published on July 13, 2013

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