Tea auction sees good demand by exporters

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Kolkata, Oct 9 (UNI) The tea auction held here from Ocober 1-4 saw good demand by exporters, including Major Blender and UK Coninent.

A Kolkata Brokers' Joint Statistics department release here today said that 72,170 packages containing 22,03,966 kgs CTC tea was auctioned in which Tata Tea did selective buying and Western India was active on liquoring teas while Major Blender did some inquiry on bolder brokens and fannings.

Similarly, 5,775 packages containing 1,36,805 kgs Darjeeling tea was auctioned, in which Major Blender lended good support and UK Continent did selective buying. Besides, traditional exporters, other packeteers and locals operated.

About 20,992 packages containing 4,87,704 kgs Orthodox tea was auctioned in which Middle East, CIS shippers and Major Blender was active, particularly on fannings. Besides, North India buyers were fairly active with some support from local dealers.

About 26,694 packages containing 9,67,707 kgs Dust tea were auctioned in which liquoring and grainy well made Assam teas saw good sale and Western India buyers, Major Blender, other large packeteers and local dealers were active.

UNI

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