India, a big contributor in the rise of global black tea production

Global black tea production so far this calendar has increased by 23.81 million kg (million kg), thanks to India heading towards a record output even though Kenya has recorded a loss in production. “According to our compilation of the latest production data received from various producing countries, the global black tea output so far this […]

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Indian pulses millers ask the government to extend deadline for import of pulses till year-end

Dal (pulses) millers in the country have asked the government to extend the deadline till year-end for the import of pulses. The Centre has urged the millers to import pulses by October 31. Indore-based All India Dal Millers Association (AIDMA) has estimated that the crop in Burma has been good, but the crop in African […]

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Global coffee demand continues to rise, but small farmers poorly off as prices fall – ICO


World coffee consumption is continuing to grow at a healthy rate of 2% annually, but millions of coffee growers are selling their coffee at prices that have fallen by over 30% over the last two years, the International Coffee Organization (ICO) said. Currently, many farmers are unable to cover even their production costs. The consequences […]

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Kenya’s upswing in tea exports gives India headache

Kenya’s tea production has suddenly surged, leaving the future of India’s tea exports uncertain. The African nation’s April tea production has been higher by almost 42 per cent compared with the same period last year, pushing prices down at the Mombasa auctions. Kenya largely exports CTC black teas to two nations — Pakistan and Egypt, […]

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Developing, emerging countries to drive global tea output, consumption – report


Global tea consumption and production are projected to keep rising over the next decade, driven by robust demand in developing and emerging countries, creating new rural income opportunities and improving food security in tea-producing countries, a new report said. Tea consumption has grown particularly rapidly in China, India and other emerging economies, driven by a combination of […]

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