(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Sri Lanka tea production for the month of October 2017 totalled 25.4M/kgs vis-a-vis 18.7 M/kgs of October 2016 showing a gain of 6.7M/kgs. All elevations have shown a growth in 2017 compared to the corresponding month of 2016.
During January to October 2017 the cumulative production totaled 258.3M/kgs vis-a-vis 237.6 M/kgs of January to October 2016 showing a gain of 20.6M/kgs. Here again all elevations have shown a growth yoy with low growns showing the highest increase compared to the corresponding period of 2016.
When analyzing the CTC production of 1.8M/kgs for October 2017 a gain of 0.7M/kgs is recorded vis-a-vis 1.1M/kgs of October 2016. High and medium grown elevations have shown a fairly significant gain whilst low growns too have gained but to a lesser extent. On a cumulative basis January to October 2017 CTC production totaled 18.05M/kgs vis-a-vis 14.9M/kgs of January to October 2016 showing a gain of 3.06M/kgs with all elevations recording a growth yoy.