Agri Business

Total tea offering up at auction centres

Our Bureau Kolkata | Updated on November 18, 2011 Published on November 18, 2011

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This week at Sale No. 46, the total offerings (packages) at the three North Indian tea auction centres at Kolkata, Guwahati and Siliguri were 495,108 as compared with 428,013 in the corresponding sale of the previous year, according to J Thomas & Company Pvt Ltd, the tea auctioneers.

Of this, the share of Kolkata was 196,955 (165,757) comprising CTC/Dust 151,620 (128,304), Orthodox 37,094 (32,668) and Darjeeling 8,241 (4,785).

The figures for Guwahati were 180,179 (152,032) and for Siliguri 117,974 (110,224).

Selected clean and better liquoring Assam CTC maintaining quality was around previous levels and tended dearer. Tata Global was active. There was fair support from Hindustan Unilever for the leaf grades and active support for the dusts. Western India dealers were active for the liquoring sorts. There was fair enquiry from North India and local sections. Exporters operated on the bolder brokens and fannings.

Orthodox offerings met with fair demand. Selected cleaner well-made teas were irregular around last levels while the remainder eased in value and met with withdrawals. North India operated on the bolder whole leaf. Tippy varieties saw some export enquiry. There was good enquiry from Hindustan Unilever for the fannings.

Published on November 18, 2011
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