Low offerings at Kolkata tea sale

Our Bureau Kolkata | Updated on February 28, 2011


Last week, at Sale 8, there were no offerings (packages) at Guwahati and Siliguri – signalling closure of the season, according to J Thomas & Company Pvt Ltd., the tea auctioneers. At Kolkata too, the offerings at 149,822 kg were lower than those, 154,397 kg, in the corresponding sale of last year. The offerings at Kolkata comprised CTC/Dust 139,733 kg (146,073 kg), Orthodox 9564 kg (7677 kg) and Darjeeling 525 kg (647 kg).

Selected clean and well made CTCs were irregular around last while the remainder were easier in line with quality. There was fair support from Tata Global and Hindustan Unilever. Western India operated on the better liquoring teas on offer. Local dealers and other internal sections were active.

Selected well made Orthodox varieties were readily absorbed at dearer rates. The remainder were irregularly lower with quality. Stalky varieties were discounted. West Asia shippers and Hindustan Unilever operated. Good support came from North India.

The small weight of Darjeeling teas on offer sold readily at firm to dearer rates following strong internal enquiry.

Published on February 27, 2011

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