Aug 08, 2011, 03.43 PM IST | Source: CNBC-TV18

India's tea production up by 10% in June 2011

India's tea production rose by 10% to 114.70 million kg during June, 2011, on the back of higher output in Assam and West Bengal.

India's tea production up by 10% in June 2011

India's tea production rose by 10% to 114.70 million kg during June, 2011, on the back of higher output in Assam and West Bengal.

The country produced 104.03 million kg of the brew in the same month last year, according to Tea Board data.

Production in Assam, which accounts for more than 50% of the tea produced in the country, rose by 24% to 62.82 million kg in June, 2011, from 50.70 million kg in the year-ago period.

Similarly, output in West Bengal rose by more than 2% to 25.95 million kg from 25.34 million kg in the year-ago period.

North India's tea production rose by 16% to 89.45 million kg in June, 2011, from 76.79 million kg in the year-ago period.

However, output of the brew in South India was down by 7% year-on-year to 25.25 million kg in June, 2011, from 27.24 million kg in the same period of the previous year.

During the January-June period of the 2011 calendar year, tea production rose to 358.32 million kg from 338.96 million kg in the corresponding period of 2010.

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