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India’s June tea output drops 17% as floods hit plucking | Mint

MUMBAI : India’s June tea production fell 17.4% from a year earlier to 141.31 million kilograms (kg), the verbalize-race Tea Board said, as floods and pest assault dented output in the principle producing region.

Heavy June rainfall flooded tea gardens in Assam, which accounts for better than half the country’s production, making tea plucking subtle for workers. That despatched production down 19% year on year to 74.35 million kg.

Tea plucking in India, the sector’s 2d-absolute most lifelike tea producer, in general quickens from June to October.

Within the principle half of 2022 India’s tea production fell 20% from a year earlier to 360.19 million kg, Tea Board knowledge reveals.

Decrease tea production in June lifted sensible tea costs in July to 194.49 rupees ($2.44) per kg, up 10.5% year on year, in accordance with the Tea Board.

The country exports CTC (crush-skedaddle-curl) grade basically to Egypt and the UK, with the orthodox diversity shipped to Iraq, Iran and Russia.

The CTC tea is produced the utilization of a maceration instrument while the orthodox tea is produced the utilization of used contrivance of withering, rolling, oxidation and drying.

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