April-Oct tea exports rise 7.25%

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Kolkata | Published: December 17, 2015 12:09:37 AM

India's tea exports registered a 7.25% year-on-year rise quantitatively during April-October this year, to 119.25 million kg, as against 111.19 million kg during the same period a year ago.

India’s tea exports registered a 7.25% year-on-year rise quantitatively during April-October this year, to 119.25 million kg, as against 111.19 million kg during the same period a year ago.

According to the provisional production data released by Tea Board of India on Wednesday, output during April-October stood at 946.97 million kgs, a marginal decline of 0.69% y-o-y.

During the period under review, North India production increased marginally by 0.60 million kg while South India’s output decreased by 7.22 million kg.

The provisional tea exports data shows the country’s tea exports registered a 4.2% increase at Rs 2318.07 crore in terms of value during April-October this year, as compared with the corresponding period last year.

According to Tea Board data, the increase of tea exports has been seen in major tea-importing countries like Russia, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, the UAE, Iran, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

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