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Tea crop up in June

Sri Lanka’s tea production in June saw a sharp gain of 3.9 million kilos to 27.1 million kilos from a year earlier.

Low Growns have shown the highest gain year on year followed by High and Medium Growns.

Despite the significant gain in June, the cumulative first half crop figure reflects a marginal increase of only 0.3 million kilos to 158.4 million kilos from the corresponding period of last year.

High Growns show a negative variance compared to January-June 2018, whilst Mediums together with Low Growns have shown a growth YOY.

CTC production in June was up 0.17 million kilos to 1.9 million kilos but the first half crop was down by 0.9 million kilos to 11.2 million kilos.

(FT)

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