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Indian tea production egded up in September
Nov 19, 2014

A 5% rise in North Indian production made up for an 18% shortfall in the south of the country. The biggest regional increase in production was seen in West Bengal, although output in Darjeeling fell by 6%. Karnataka was the only southern Indian state to see higher production in September this year.
Separate figures released by the Tea Board showed that exports of Indian tea were slightly lower during the first nine months of 2014, down to 146.17 mln kg compared with 148.40 mln during the same period last year.  North Indian exports fell by 1% to 81.93 mln kg, while South India shipped 2% less tea at 64.24 mln kg.
The average unit price for all-Indian tea during the first nine month of this year was 3% lower than last year at INR192.58 (USD3.12) per kg.