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Colombo Tea Auction - Sale Of 30th / 31st May 2017

EXCELLENT DEMAND

HIGH GROWN TEAS

BOP

Best Western’s – Declined Rs.20/- per kg. Teas in the below best and plainer category’s declined Rs.10-20/- per kg. Nuwara Eliya’s – Declined Rs.20-40/- per kg and more for select high priced teas of last week. Uva/Udapussellawa’s declined Rs.10/- per kg and more following quality.

BOPF

Teas in the best and below best category’s declined Rs.20/- per kg. Plainer sorts were firm and were Rs.10-20/- per kg dearer particularly on last week’s closing levels. Nuwara Eliya’s – Declined sharply. Udapussellawa’s – Firm. Uva’s – Clean leaf teas were Rs.20/- per kg dearer, others firm.

 
UNORTHODOX TEAS(CTC)

High Grown

BP1s - Rs.10-20/- per kg dearer. PF1s - Firm on last week's closing levels.

Medium Grown

BP1s - Up to Rs.20/- per kg dearer. PF1s - Rs.20/- per kg dearer on last week's closing levels.

 
OFF GRADES

FGS1/FGS

Best together with the below best varieties commenced firm and was dearer Rs.10/- per kg towards the closure of the sale. Poorer sorts were lower Rs.10-15/- per kg. Low Grown's - Best varieties were dearer Rs.10-15/- per kg. Below best varieties were firm. Poorer sorts were lower Rs.10-15/- per kg. CTC's - In general were lower Rs.10/- per kg.

 
DUSTS

DUST-1

Select best primaries were firm to irregularly lower. High Grown Dust1's in the best and below best categories where quality was maintained declined Rs.10-20/- per kg. Balance along with poorer sorts declined sharply. Better Mediums sold at last levels following quality. Others declined sharply. Select best CTC's declined Rs.10-20/- per kg and more. Best and below best declined Rs.30-40/- per kg. Poorer sorts declined sharply. Best Low Growns were firm to irregularly lower. Below best declined Rs.10-20/- per kg. Poorer sorts declined further.

DUST

Clean secondaries declined Rs.20/- per kg and more. Below best declined to a lesser extent. Poorest on offer declined Rs.10-20/- per kg. CTC's declined sharply and were mostly discounted. Better Low Growns declined Rs.10-20/- per kg and more. Others declined further.

 
LOW GROWN TEAS

FBOP/FBOP1

Select best FBOP's were irregular. Best and cleaner below best were firm. Cleaner teas at the bottom too maintained. Others were irregular. Well made FBOP1's were firm. Others tended irregular.

BOP

Select best and best maintained. Cleaner below best sorts were firm. Others tended irregular.

BOP1

Select best BOP1's were irregular. All others were fully firm to dearer.

OP1

A few select best maintained. Other high priced teas were irregular particularly following quality. Balance were fully firm to dearer.

OP

Select best were barely steady. Others were fully firm to dearer.

OPA

High priced teas were irregular. Balance however were fully firm to dearer.

PEKOE

High priced PEK/PEK1's were barley steady. Balance were fully firm to dearer.

BOPF

Few select best maintained. Others were irregularly lower.

FBOPF/ FBOPF1

Well made Tippy teas attracted good demand. Best and cleaner teas in the below best maintained. Teas at the bottom were irregular. Select best FBOPF1's were firm to dearer. Cleaner below best and teas at the bottom were firm. Others declined following quality.

 
Information source: Forbes & Walker Tea Brokers.