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India's May tea output drops 9.5 percent year-on-year: Board

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MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's tea production in May dropped 9.5 percent from a year earlier to 111.82 million kg as plucking fell in the top producing north-eastern state Assam, the state-run Tea Board said in a statement on Monday.Assam's May production dropped 14.3 percent to 53.60 million kg, the board said.India, the world's second-biggest tea producer, exports CTC (crush-tear-curl) grade mainly to Egypt, Pakistan and the UK, and the orthodox variety to Iraq, Iran and Russia. (Reporting by Rajendra Jadhav; Editing by Vyas Mohan)(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and ...

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 19:03 IST