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India's 2016-17 tea exports drop 4.3 percent - Board

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(Reuters) - India's in fiscal 2016-17 fell 4.3 percent from a year ago to 222.93 million kg as and trimmed purchases, the state-run Board said in a statement.

The south Asian country's export to plunged 42.7 percent to 11.11 million kg in the year ended March 31, while bought 44.17 million kg, down 8.4 percent from a year ago, it said.

India, the world's second-biggest producer, CTC (crush-tear-curl) grade mainly to Egypt, and the UK, and the orthodox variety to Iraq, Iran and

(Reporting by Rajendra Jadhav; Editing by Vyas Mohan)

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