Agri Business

Tea output up 6% in Jan-May period

P S Sundar Coonoor | Updated on January 11, 2018

India’s tea production in the first five months of the current calendar year has increased 6 per cent over the corresponding period in 2016.

“The Tea Board has now released the May production data, indicating an 18 per cent increase (over May 2016) to 121.3 million kg (mkg),” Rajesh Gupta, compiler of the annual Global Tea Digest, told BusinessLine. This has helped overall production in the first five months rise over the same period in 2016.

“Our compilation shows that India’s production in the first five months has risen to 300.13 mkg from 276.89 mkg in 2016,” Gupta said.

North Indian output has risen to 209.23 mkg from 200.10 mkg. Assam topped the production table with 129.27 mkg — an increase of 2 mkg.

South Indian output rose to 90.90 mkg from 76.79 mkg. Tamil Nadu produced 66.35 mkg — a jump of 13.99 mkg.

Published on July 10, 2017

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