OTHER MARKET CENTRES

COLOMBO

 

5.2 million kilos on offer met fair demand at irregular rates. Best Western BOPs few selected invoices where quality was maintained sold well, others were irregular and easier. Teas in the below best category declined irregularly following quality while plainer sorts were Rs10-20 lower. Nuwara Eliya selected improved invoices were substantially dearer with others easier while Udapussellawas were barely steady. Uva seasonal teas were substantially easier with other coloury sorts irregular. Best Western BOPFs few selected invoices were firm and Rs10-20 dearer while others and teas in the below best category were irregularly easier; plainer clean leaf sorts were Rs20 easier with others dearer by a similar margin. Nuwara Eliyas few selected best were substantially dearer following quality while others were Rs20 easier. Udapussellawa neat leaf teas were Rs20 dearer while others were irregular. Uva seasonal teas were mostly unsold; other coloury sorts were firm and Rs10-20 dearer. The Low Growns were generally dearer. There was good demand from shippers to CIS, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Iraq and Turkey.

Auction quotations in Rupees per Kg                                      BOP                                      BOPF

 

Better Western High Grown                                                 660.00 740.00                      660.00 760.00                                     

Uva / Udapussellawas                                                          510.00 750.00                      560.00 690.00                     

Good Medium                                                                        640.00 880.00                      670.00 690.00

Low Medium                                                                                  550.00                              430.00 560.00     

 

(Exchange Rate: RUPEE APPROX PER UNIT AGAINST US DOLLAR 163.87).

KOLKATA

Good demand. CTC liquoring Assams were irregular around last and at times easier; well made cleaner mediums were around last. Orthodox met strong demand. Clean well made whole leaf, brokens and fannings were firm to occasionally dearer; bolder whole leaf followed a similar trend while remainder whole leaf, brokens and fannings were irregular around last. In the Dust sale Assams were barely steady around last with browner sorts irregularly easier; Dooars were irregularly easier.

 

CHITTAGONG

Report not received.

   

KOCHI

 

Orthodox met fair demand. Select Nilgiris were irregularly lower in line with quality while medium whole leaf were firm; remainder eased with fair withdrawals. CTC met good demand with all varieties firm. In the Dust sale there was strong demand. Popular and best categories were fully firm to dearer by Rs5 and more at times while good liquoring mediums were firm to dearer with plainer sorts following a similar trend.

 

GUWAHATI

 

Fair demand. CTC good liquoring teas were barely steady while remainder were easier following quality. In the Dust sale good and best categories were barely steady while remainder eased.

 

SILIGURI

There was good demand. Good and medium teas were irregularly easier following quality.

MALAWI

1,940 packages on offer met less demand at generally firm rates. The few available BP1 were barely steady while PF1 were firm on last; PF1SC met less demand with a lot of lines taken out without bids. PD were not available while secondaries were generally firm on last.

JAKARTA

11,220 packages on offer met less general demand at irregular rates. Java Orthodox BOP/BOPF/BT/BTII maintained previous levels while PF/PFII were discounted by 1-2cts when sold. DUST/DII eased by 4-9cts below last rates. Java CTC BP1/PF1/FNGS/D2 weakened by 3-6cts while PD gained by 7-8cts above last levels; DUST depreciated by 9-15cts below previous prices. Sumatra BOP/BOPF/BT were firm to 3cts dearer while PF/DUST declined by 2-3cts below last levels; secondary grades were firm to 2cts dearer.