Weekly Tea Market Report

WEEKLY TEA MARKET REPORT - SALE NO: 40 - 08TH/ 09TH OCTOBER 2019

The 40th sale of the year, had on offer 5.9 million Kg vis-à-vis 6.4 million Kg on offer in the previous week. There was better demand.

Ex-Estate offerings comprised of 0.8 million Kg. Quality of offerings were irregular and consequently, significant price fluctuations between consecutive invoices continued to be a common feature.

Overall, demand for BOP's continued to be selective, with only teas in the Best category achieving a satisfactory price level. BOPF, in general, met with better demand and prices moved up all-round, with select invoices appreciating following special inquiry.

Sluggish demand for CTC's in the High and Mid Grown category, whilst the Low Grown counterparts sold at attractive levels, particularly, for the PF1 grade which  ranged between Rs. 600-850 per kg.   

Low Growns comprised of 2.6 million kgs in the Leafy/Tippy catalogues this week. There was good demand. In the Leafy catalogue, better BOP1/OP1s were fully firm to dearer whilst the others too were mostly firm barring the stalky types which were irregular and lower. PEK/PEK1s met with excellent demand and prices gained Rs.10-20/- per kg and substantially more at times.  Better OP/OPAs were fully firm. A range of improved below best sorts gained Rs.10-20/- per kg. Balance sold around last levels. In the Tippy catalogue too, better FBOP/FF1s though irregular, were firm whilst cleaner secondaries were fully firm to dearer. At the lower end, prices were irregular and lower for the poorer sorts. In the Premium catalogue too, select best together with a range of improved types were fully firm to dearer whilst the others were irregular following quality. There was good demand from shippers to CIS, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Dubai this week. 

Tea Auction Details

AUCTION NO.

42

41

Dates

22nd/23rd Oct 2019
No. of Lots     No. of Kgs

15th/16th Oct 2019
No. of Lots     No. of Kgs

Ex Estate

777

894,605 kg

762

886,252 kg

High & Medium

1,271

681,514 kg

1,355

726,144 kg

Low Growns        Leafy

     Tippy

3,610

2,061

1,607,041 kg
1,063,957 kg

3,772

2,131

1,704,835 kg
1,111,284 kg

Premium/Flowery

461

100,763 kg

449

99,262 kg

Off Grades

1,979

1,129,498 kg

2,090

1,172,955 kg

Dust

610

586,012 kg

645

637,067 kg

Grand  Total

10,769

6,063,390 kg

11,204

6,337,799 kg