October 9, 2017 / 1:36 PM / 4 months ago

India's August tea output rises 6 percent - Board

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India’s tea production in August rose 5.9 percent from a year ago to 167.98 million kg as plucking activity picked up in the top producing north-eastern state of Assam, the state-run Tea Board said.

Assam produced 98.79 million kg in August, up 10.9 percent from a year ago, the Board said in a statement.

The country’s exports in January to August rose 4 percent from a year ago to 143.28 million kg, it added.

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 Subhranshu Sahu

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