Agri Business

Prices of select tea varieties spurt on improved arrivals at Kochi auction

V. Sajeev Kumar Kochi | Updated on January 23, 2018 Published on August 16, 2015

In sale no 33, Good Liquoring and smaller grades were dearer by ₹3 to ₹5 and more as the sale progressed. However, some grades witnessed a lot of withdrawals, especially in the plainer categories, auctioneers Forbes, Ewart & Figgis said.

With good demand, the quantity on offer in CTC dust was 10,21,000 kg. Vendors, including the Kerala State Civil Supplies Corporation, were active, while upcountry buyers lent fair support.

However, demand was fair in the orthodox grades with 15,000 kg on offer. The primary market was steady, while a small quantity on offer was absorbed by exporters.

In the Cochin CTC dust quotation, Good grades quoted ₹100-144, mediums fetched ₹65-103, and plains stood at ₹51-64. 

In the leaf grades, Good Liquoring Nilgiri Brokens, whole leaf, and Fannings were firm to dearer. The quantity on offer in the orthodox grades was 181,000 kg and witnessed better demand, with 85 per cent getting sold.

CIS countries and other exporters were active along with the Tunisian accounts.

The market for brokens in CTC leaf was barely steady and tended to ease. Fannings were firm to dearer. The quantity on offer was 65,000 kg.  

In the dust category, Monica SFD quoted the best price of ₹145, followed by Injipara RD at ₹139. In the leaf grades, Chamraj FOP-Sup green tea fetched the best price of ₹365, followed by P’s Woodlands Hyson green tea at ₹287.

Published on August 16, 2015

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