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Sri Lanka May 2016 tea crop down 06-pct

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s tea production in May 2016 fell almost six percent to 30.6 million kilos from a year ago largely owing to drought, brokers said.

The worst hit was the low growns sector, which accounts for the bulk of crop, with mid-grown also down while high grows gained slightly.

Forbes & Walker Tea Brokers said that January – May cumulative production for 2016 of 128.2 million kilos was down 15.2 million kilos from the same 2015 period.
(COLOMBO, June 23, 2016)

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