February 8, 2018 / 12:00 PM / 6 months ago

India's 2017 tea exports jump 8.2 percent to 241 million kg: Board

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India’s tea exports in 2017 jumped 8.2 percent from a year ago to 240.68 million kg due to good demand from Egypt, Iran and China, the state-run Tea Board said in a statement.

FILE PHOTO: Freshly plucked tea leaves are seen in the hand of a tea garden worker inside Aideobarie Tea Estate in Jorhat in Assam, April 21, 2015. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood/File Photo

India, the world’s second-biggest tea producer, exports CTC (crush-tear-curl) grade mainly to Egypt, Pakistan and the UK, and the orthodox variety to Iraq, Iran and Russia.

The country’s production edged up just a percent in 2017 to 1278.9 million kg, the Board said in a separate statement.

Reporting by Rajendra Jadhav; Editing by Amrutha Gayathri

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