A volume of 19.37 lakh kg has been catalogued for Sale No: 31 of Coonoor Tea Trade Association auction. This is some 61,000 kg more than last week’s offer. Of this, 13.91 lakh kg belongs to leaf grades and 5.46 lakh kg, dust grade As much as 18.10 lakh kg belongs to CTC variety and only 1.27 lakh kg, orthodox variety. In the leaf counter, only 72,000 kg belongs to orthodox while 13.19 lakh kg, CTC. Among the dusts, only 55,000 kg belongs to orthodox while 4.91 lakh kg, CTC. Homedale Estate’s Pekoe Dust grade, auctioned by Global Tea Brokers, topped the CTC market last week when Poonam Traders bought it for ₹201/kg. Its Red Dust grade, also auctioned by Global Tea Brokers, also topped the CTC market when TRP Tea and Commodities bought it for ₹201. Darmona Estate got ₹190. In all, 32 marks got ₹125 and more.

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