A volume of 18.99 lakh kg has been catalogued for sale at Coonoor Tea Trade Association auction to be held on Thursday and Friday. Of this, 13.55 lakh kg belongs to leaf grades and 5.44 lakh kg, dust grade.

As much as 17.83 lakh kg belongs to CTC variety and only 1.16 lakh kg, orthodox variety. In the Leaf market last week, among corporate buyers, Hindustan Unilever Ltd operated on good medium and also medium varieties.

Tata Global Beverages Ltd. was active on good medium varieties. Duncans Tea Ltd. showed some interest on medium bolder varieties. In the Dust market, Tata Global was selective on the good medium varieties. Indcoserve showed some interest on good medium and medium smaller grades.

There was fair enquiry from exporters for medium and plainer teas. Internal buyers were less active. There was good demand for brighter liquoring teas from upcountry buyers.

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