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Colombo Tea Auction - Sale Of 11th / 12th July 2017

IMPROVED DEMAND

HIGH GROWN TEAS

BOP

Best Westerns gained Rs.10-20/- per kg and substantially more following special inquiry. Teas in the below best category were firm and Rs.10-20/- per kg dearer whilst the plainer sorts were firm. Nuwara Eliyas – High priced teas of last week declined sharply following quality whilst the others firm. Uva/Udapussellawas were generally firm.

BOPF

Best Westerns gained Rs.30-40/- per kg. Teas in the below best category were Rs.20-30/- per kg dearer. Plainer sorts on average gained Rs.20/- per kg and more for the cleaner sorts. Nuwara Eliyas Rs.10-20/- per kg dearer. Uva/Udapussellawas Rs.10-20/- per kg dearer.

 
UNORTHODOX TEAS(CTC)

High Grown

BP1s - Marginally easier. PF1s - Rs.10/- per kg easier on average.

Medium Grown

BP1s - Up to Rs.20/- per kg lower. PF1s - Irregular and tended easier.

 
OFF GRADES

FGS1/FGS

Best together with cleaner below best varieties were dearer Rs. 30/- per kg. whilst poorer sorts were firm to Rs. 10/- lower. Low Growns - Best varieties were lower Rs. 10/- per kg whilst below best and poorer sorts were firm on last. CTC's - Best and below best varieties were firm on last whilst poorer sorts were firm to Rs. 10/- lower.

 
DUSTS

DUST-1

Select best primaries gained Rs.10-20/- per kg. High Grown Dust1 in the best category gained Rs.10-20/- per kg. A selection of below best varieties gained further following quality. Balance along with the poorer sorts firm to irregularly dearer. Best mediums gained Rs.10-20/- per kg. Others sold at last levels. Select best CTC's declined Rs.10-20/- per kg and more. A selection of best and below best gained Rs.10-20/- following quality. Balance firm to irregularly lower. Poorer sorts too followed a similar trend. A selection of well made Low Growns irregularly dearer. Balance declined Rs.10-20/- per kg. Below best declined further. Poorer sorts firm to irregularly lower.

DUST

Clean secondaries declined Rs.10-20/- per kg. Below best too followed a similar trend. Poorer sorts firm to irregularly lower. Better CTC's sold at last levels. Others declined Rs.10-20/- per kg. Low Growns irregular and mostly lower.

 
LOW GROWN TEAS

FBOP/FBOP1

Few select best FBOP's firm to dearer. Others irregular. Best sold around last levels. Cleaner below best and cleaner teas at the bottom maintained. Others irregularly lower following quality. FBOP1's in general dearer.

BOP

Select best and best BOP's maintained. Cleaner below best and cleaner teas at the bottom sold around last levels. Others were easier.

BOP1

High priced teas maintained. Others and a range of improved below best were fully firm to dearer.

OP1

Select best maintained. Others and clean below best gained Rs.10-20/- per kg whilst teas at the lower end particularly the cleaner types gained further.

OP

Better OP's were fully firm to selectively dearer. Others maintained whilst at the lower end cleaner types gained. Balance were barely steady.

OPA

Better OPA's were firm. A selection of improved/cleaner below best were firm to dearer. At the lower end too cleaner types gained. Others maintained.

PEKOE

High priced PEK/PEK1's were firm. Others though irregular were firm. At the lower end a selection of cleaner types gained. Balance were barely steady.

BOPF

Select best and best firm. Others firm to dearer.

FBOPF/ FBOPF1

Very tippy teas continued to attract good demand. Best and below best together with cleaner teas at the bottom appreciated. Balance firm. Select best FBOPF1's firm to dearer. Best and below best tended irregular. Cleaner teas at the bottom firm. Others were easier.

 
Information source: Forbes & Walker Tea Brokers.