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India's October tea output drops 3.7 percent

India's October tea output drops 3.7 percent

India's October tea output drops 3.7 percent
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By Reuters Dec 7, 2018 4:29:41 PM IST (Published)

India's October tea production fell 3.7 percent from year ago to 176.44 million kg as plucking dropped in top producer north-eastern Assam state, the state-run Tea Board said on Friday.

India's October tea production fell 3.7 percent from year ago to 176.44 million kg as plucking dropped in top producer north-eastern Assam state, the state-run Tea Board said on Friday.

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Production in Assam fell 7.6 percent to 96.21 million kg in October, the board said.
The country's tea exports in first ten months of 2018 edged up 1.2 percent from a year ago to 200.38 million kg, the board said.
India, the world's second-biggest tea producer, exports CTC (crush-tear-curl) grade mainly to Egypt, Pakistan and the United Kingdom, with the orthodox variety exported to Iraq, Iran and Russia.
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