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India's October tea output drops 3.7 Percent

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(Reuters) - India's October production fell 3.7 percent from year ago to 176.44 million kg as plucking dropped in top north-eastern state, the state-run Board said on Friday.

Production in fell 7.6 percent to 96.21 million kg in October, the board said.

The country's exports in first ten months of 2018 edged up 1.2 percent from a year ago to 200.38 million kg, the board said.

India, the world's second-biggest tea producer, exports CTC (crush-tear-curl) grade mainly to Egypt, and the United Kingdom, with the orthodox variety exported to Iraq, and

(Reporting by Rajendra Jadhav; Editing by Amrutha Gayathri)

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 16:23 IST