Low grown Ceylon teas drive Sri Lanka February 2021 output up 22-pct
ECONOMYNEXT- Sri Lanka had produced 22.38 million kilograms of tea in February 2021 up 22 percent from a year ago driven by a 38 percent expansion in low growns, industry data shows.
Low grown tea output grew by 3.9 million kilograms to 14.2 million kilograms, accounting for most of the 4.1 million growth seen.
In the first two months of 2021 tea production grew 13.3 percent to 45.5 million kilograms up from 4015 million a year ago.
In February Sri Lanka produced 20.1 million kilos of orthodox teas, up from 16.2 million kilos a year earlier.
Total CTC production for the month of February was 2.07 million kilos up from 1.79 million kilos a year ago.
Sri Lanka produced a total of 22.2 million kilos of black tea, up by 4 million kilos from last year while total green tea production fell marginally to 0.1 million kilos for February 2021.
Low Growns made up 63.5 percent of the total production for February, High Growns 20.50 percent and Mid Growns 16 percent. (Colombo/Mar26/2021)