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Tea output up 17.3% in October

Reuters Mumbai | Updated on January 09, 2018 Published on November 29, 2017
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India’s tea production in October jumped 17.31 per cent from a year ago to 177.32 million kg (mkg) as plucking activity accelerated in top producer Assam, the Tea Board said on Wednesday.

Assam produced 100.55 mkg of tea in October, up 13.8 per cent from a year earlier, the Board said in a statement. India’s tea output in September had fallen over 23 per cent.

The country produced 1,089.9 mkg tea in the first ten months of 2017, up 1.5 per cent from a year ago.

India, the world’s second-biggest tea producer, exports CTC grade mainly to Egypt, Pakistan and the UK, and the orthodox variety to Iraq, Iran and Russia.

Published on November 29, 2017
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