November 2, 2018 / 3:38 PM / 12 days ago

India's September tea output rises 5.5 pct

MUMBAI, Nov 2 (Reuters) - India’s September tea production was up 5.5 percent year on year at 160.65 million kg, helped by a bigger harvest in Assam, the state-run Tea Board said on Friday.

Production in Assam, the top-producing state, jumped 7.7 percent to 92.04 million kg in Septmber, the board said.

India, the world’s second-biggest tea producer, exports CTC (crush-tear-curl) grade mainly to Egypt, Pakistan and the United Kingdom, with the orthodox variety exported to Iraq, Iran and Russia. (Reporting by Rajendra Jadhav Editing by David Goodman)

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