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Sri Lanka tea production recovers in September

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka has produce 21.91 million kilograms in September 2020, flat from 21.91 million kilograms last year, though production for the first nine months was sharply down, industry data show.

Sri Lanka was free of Coronavirus after lockdowns ended until September but a new cluster started spreading in September.

A few cases have turned up in tea growing areas in Hatton and Kotaga involving fish traders but authorities are tracing contacts.

In the nine month to September 2020 Sri Lanka had produced 201.13 million kilograms down from 232.94 million kilograms last year.

High Growns recorded an increase of 0.34 million kilograms for the month of September.

Medium Growns showed 0.15 million kilogram increase while Low Growns showed a decrease of 0.50 million kilogram when compared to the same period last year.

CTC’s recorded 1.69 million kilogram for the month of September2020 while CTC’s recorded only 1.81 million kilograms for the same period last year. (Colombo/Oct26/2020)

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