OTHER MARKET CENTRES

COLOMBO

 

6.4 million kilos on offer met excellent demand for select invoices while others met less demand. Best Western BOPs select invoices gained substantially while others were irregular. Teas in the below best category were firm and up to Rs20 easier whle plainer sorts were barely steady. Nuwara Eliyas select invoices were substantially dearer while others were firm. Udapussellawas were around last. Uvas were irregular. Best Western BOPFs selection of better teas gained Rs20 and more while others were lower by a similar margin. Teas in the below best category were firm and Rs10-20 easier while teas at the lower end of the market were irregularly easier by Rs20 and more. Nuwara Eliyas few select invoices were substantially dearer while others were barely steady. Udapussellawas were irregular following quality. Uvas declined Rs20 and more following quality. The Low Growns were generally dearer. There was good demand from shippers to Turkey, CIS, Libya, Iraq, Dubai and Saudi Arabia.

Auction quotations in Rupees per Kg                                      BOP                                      BOPF

 

Better Western High Grown                                                 700.00 1850.00                    680.00 780.00                                     

Uva / Udapussellawas                                                          530.00 630.00                      510.00 640.00                     

Good Medium                                                                      650.00 780.00                     570.00 600.00

Low Medium                                                                                  590.00                          430.00 450.00

 

(Exchange Rate: RUPEE APPROX PER UNIT AGAINST US DOLLAR 175.78).

KOLKATA

Good demand. CTC Assam were irregularly easier following quality.

CHITTAGONG

There was strong demand at irregular rates. A few clean liquoring Brokens were generally firm to slightly dearer while mediums met more competition and were mostly dearer; plainest sold well at firm rates while end of season types were slightly easier with some withdrawals. Good liquoring Fannings were once again dearer while mediums sold well and were dearer; plainer sorts were fully firm to slightly dearer while end of season types were easier with fair withdrawals. CTC DUST met fairly good demand. Good liquoring varieties met less demand and sold at a drop of Tk10-15; others were also easier by Tk15-20 following quality with quite fair withdrawals.

 

KOCHI

 

The Dust sale met fair demand which slackened as the sale progressed. Good and best categories were firm following quality while mediums were irregular and lower at times; plainer varieties were neglected and witnessed withdrawals.

 

GUWAHATI

 

There was good demand. CTC select few liquoring sorts sold well following competition while others were irregularly lower. In the Dust sale there was fair demand. All sorts were irregular around last.

 

SILIGURI

Report not received.

MALAWI

6,140 packages on offer met selective demand at firm to 5USC easier on last. The few better BP1 invoices were firm with poorer lines neglected while PF1 met very selective demand; better leaf types were firm to 5USC easier with balance neglected. PF1SC/PF were not supported. PD/D1 few improved leaf marks were firm to 5USC down with lesser sorts not supported. Secondary teas tended easier with a lot of invoices taken out without bids.

JAKARTA

Good demand at irregular rates. Java Orthodox BOP/BOPF strengthened by 17-22cts when sold while PF/DUST advanced by 10-15cts above last levels; BT and secondary grades were firm to 3cts dearer. Java BP1/PF1/PD/DUST were firm to 2cts easier while FNGS appreciated by 3-7cts when sold. Sumatra BOPF/BT were firm to 2cts easier while PF gained by 9-10cts above last rates; DUST and secondary grades gained by 2-3cts when sold.