Commodities

Blenders lift liquoring teas at Kochi auctions

V Sajeev Kumar Kochi | Updated on January 11, 2018 Published on May 23, 2017

ATTN. NEWS EDITOR - THE HINDUWomen workers plucking tea leaves in a garden with the onset of the peak season of tea industry starting from April in the outskirts of Guwahati, Assam on Wednesday, April 19, 2006. India, the world's largest tea producer, produced an all-time high record of 928 million kg in 2005 compared to 820 million kg in 2004 and Assam is considered the heart of India's tea industry, accounting for about 55 percent of the country's total production. The total production of Assam tea was about 475 million kg last year. A part of the credit for this positive trend goes to the women labour sector who is actively involved in this industry. PHOTO: RITU RAJ KONWAR - ATTN. NEWS EDITOR - THE HINDUWomen workers plucking tea leaves in a garden with the onset of the peak season of tea industry starting from April in the outskirts of Guwahati, Assam on Wednesday, April 19, 2006. India, the worlds largest tea producer, produced an all-time high record of 928 million kg in 2005 compared to 820 million kg in 2004 and Assam is considered the heart of Indias tea industry, accounting for about 55 percent of the countrys total production. The total production of Assam tea was about 475 million kg last year. A part of the credit for this positive trend goes to the women labour sector who is actively involved in this industry. PHOTO: RITU RAJ KONWAR   -  Ritu Raj Konwar





Blender support lifted the prices of good liquoring tea varieties at the Kochi auctions last week.

The CTC dust market for good liquorings was firm to dearer by ₹3 to ₹7 and sometimes more, especially for the powdery grades. Others were irregular and lower, said auctioneers Forbes, Ewart & Figgis. In sale no 20, the quantity on offer in CTC was 11,78,500 kg.

In orthodox dust, the market was firm to dearer and the quantity on offer was 6,500 kg.

In the leaf category, the market for select best Nilgiri brokens and whole leaf in orthodox grades was firm to dearer. Others were irregular and lower and witnessed a lot of withdrawals. The quantity on offer was 2,11,000 kg.

In CTC leaf, the market was lower by ₹3 to ₹5 and witnessed heavy withdrawals due to low bids or lack of bids. Monica SFD quoted the best prices of ₹158 in the dust category followed by Injipara SFD at ₹153.

In the leaf category, Chamraj FOP-S (Green Tea) came to the top quoting ₹381, followed by P’s Woodlands Hyson (Green Tea), which quoted at ₹301.

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Published on May 23, 2017
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