January 9, 2018 / 6:12 AM / 15 days ago

India's Jan-Nov tea exports jump 8.3 pct y/y - Tea Board

MUMBAI, Jan 9 (Reuters) - India’s tea exports in the first 11 months of 2017 jumped 8.3 percent from a year ago to 217 million kg as Egypt, Iran and China purchased more, the state-run Tea Board said in a statement on Tuesday.

Egypt bought 8.54 million kg of tea during this period, up from 3.4 million kg a year ago, the Board said.

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. (Reporting by Rajendra Jadhav; Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)

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