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Mixed trend at Kochi tea sale

V. Sajeev Kumar Kochi | Updated on October 30, 2012 Published on October 30, 2012

A mixed trend persisted for almost all varieties of tea at the Kochi tea auction last week. The quantity on offer in the CTC dust category was 8,95,000 kg.

The market was irregular and lower by Rs 2 to Rs 5 and sometimes more. However, a few select best and popular marks witnessed a lower drop in price. The bottom of the market also witnessed a similar trend.

The quantity on offer in the orthodox dust grades was 6,500 kg. The market for primary grades remained steady, while others were irregular and lower. The bulk of the offerings was absorbed by exporters.

In the best CTC dusts, PD varieties quoted Rs 91/103, RD grades fetched Rs 94/105, SRD varieties stood at Rs 97/106 while SFD grades ruled at Rs 98/112.

The leaf sales witnessed a good demand and the quantity on offer in the orthodox grades was 166,000 kg. All varieties of Nilgiris were fully firm and sometimes dearer following quality. Others were irregular.

Medium well made clean, Black TFBOP, TFP, TGBOP were steady to firm and sometimes lower. Corresponding whole leaf moved up in value by Rs 5 to Rs 10. Medium brokens were irregular and tended to ease.

The quantity on offer in CTC grades was 124,500 kg. The market for brokens was irregular and lower by Rs 2 to Rs 3 and sometimes more. Fannings were firm to dearer.

In the dust category, Kodanad SFD fetched the best prices of Rs 125 followed by Pasuparai SFD at Rs 117. In the leaf grades, Chamraj Green Tea FOP quoted the best prices of Rs 316 followed by Pascoes Hyson Green tea at Rs 277.

Published on October 30, 2012
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