The drop in quantity witnessed in latest weeks in the auctions of Coonoor Tea Trade Association carries on this 7 days, with the quantity catalogued for Sale eleven, which will conclude on Friday, declining to twelve.ninety five lakh kg.
This is some 85,000 kg considerably less than the quantity made available for previous week’s sale. It means the quantity has fallen by as substantially as 2.eighty one lakh kg in the previous fortnight.
Of the twelve.ninety five lakh kg made available, as substantially as eleven.ninety two lakh kg belongs to CTC variety and only 1.07 lakh kg to orthodox variety. The proportion of orthodox teas carries on to be lower in the two leaf and dust grades. In the leaf counter, only 75,000 kg belongs to orthodox while eight.22 lakh kg, CTC. Amid the dusts, only 32,000 kg belongs to orthodox while three.70 lakh kg, CTC. In all, eight.ninety seven