Colombo Tea Auction - Sale of 17th & 18th October 2017

HIGH GROWN TEAS

BOP

Best Westerns declined Rs.10-20/- per kg. Teas in the below best category were firm to marginally easier. Plainer sorts Rs.20/- per kg lower. Nuwara Eliyas- Substantially dearer by up to Rs.50/- per kg. Uva/Udapussellawas – Rs.10-20/- per kg lower.

BOPF

Teas in the best and below best categories declined Rs.10-20/- per kg and more for the thin liquoring teas. Plainer clean leaf teas firm. Others Rs.10/- per kg lower. Nuwara Eliyas – Up to Rs.20/- per kg dearer. Udapussellawas – Clean leaf teas firm, others irregular following quality. Uvas – declined Rs.20/- per kg and more.

UNORTHODOX TEAS(CTC)

High Grown

BP1s – Firm and tended dearer. PF1s – Better teas Rs.10-20/- per kg dearer, others irregular.

Medium Grown

BP1s -Rs.10-20/- per kg lower. PF1s – Clean leaf coloury teas barely steady. Poorer sorts declined Rs.20/- per kg and more.

OFF GRADES

FGS1/FGS

Best varieties were firm to easier. Below best varieties were easier Rs.20/- per kg and mostly remained unsold. Poorer sorts too were lower Rs.10-15/- per kg. Low Growns – Best varieties were lower Rs.10-15/- per kg. Below best and poorer sorts were firm on last. CTC – Few select best invoices sold at last week’s levels whilst others were lower Rs.10-15/- per kg and more.

DUSTS

DUST-1

Select best primaries declined Rs. 10-20/- per kg. A selection of High Grown Dust1’s in the best category where quality was maintained sold at last levels. Balance declined Rs. 10-20/- per kg and more. Below best which commenced at last week’s closing levels declined Rs. 20-30/- per kg and more towards the closure. Poorer sorts too followed a similar trend. Better Mediums which commenced Rs.10-20/- lower per kg declined further towards the closure. Others and poorer sorts declined Rs. 20-30/- per kg and more. Select best CTC’s declined. Rs. 10-20/- per kg. Best and below best declined sharply and were mostly discounted. Poorer sorts too followed a similar trend. Better Low Grown ‘s sold at last levels. Below best declined. Rs. 10-20/- per kg. Poorest on offer declined further.

DUST

Clean secondaries sold at last levels. Below best gained Rs. 10-20/- per kg Poorer sorts declined Rs. 10-20/- per kg and more. Better CTC’s declined Rs. 20/- per kg and more. Others declined further. Better Low Grown’s declined Rs. 10-20/- per kg. Others declined further.

LOW GROWN TEAS

FBOP/FBOP1

Select best were firm to dearer. Well made teas in the best and below best maintained. Others were irregularly lower. Cleaner teas at the bottom maintained. Others were easier. Best FBOP1’s were firm to dearer. Others were irregularly lower.

BOP

Select best were firm. Below best and teas at the bottom declined.

BOP1

Mostly irregular and lower Rs.10-15/- per kg.

OP1

Few select best were firm to irregularly dearer. Others were mostly lower following quality. At the lower end cleaner types were dearer. Others maintained.

OP

Better teas in general were lower. Teas at the bottom end maintained.

OPA

A few select best together with clean below best maintained. Others were lower by Rs.10-15/- per kg. At the bottom end prices were fully firm.

PEKOE

A range of better PEK’s were fully firm to marginally dearer. Other high priced bold PEK’s were firm to marginally lower. Balance were firm to dearer. Better PEK1’s were fully firm to dearer. Others irregular.

BOPF

Select best and best maintained. Others and teas at the bottom were lower.

FBOPF/FBOPF1

Very tippy teas attracted good demand. Best and below best were irregularly lower. Bottom too eased. Select best and best FF1’s were firm to dearer. Cleaner below best maintained. Others were lower.