Earnings from the Coonoor Tea Trade Affiliation (CTTA) auctions in the initial quarter (Q1) of present-day calendar have fallen by 28.seventeen per cent over the similar period very last calendar year.

This has took place simply because sixteen lakh kg fewer tea was sold regardless of the costs slipping by ₹17.94 a kg, reveals our investigation of the Marketplace Stories.

Till March, twelve auctions experienced been conducted when, to steer clear of the piling of unsold tea, producers sacrificed costs. The regular selling price dropped to ₹82.21 a kg from ₹100.fifteen for the duration of Jan-March 2019.

Nonetheless, the quantity sold dropped to one.twelve crore kg from one.twenty five crore kg in Jan-March 2019. With fewer tea being sold at lessen costs, the in general realisation in the initial quarter dropped to ₹92.08 crore from ₹128.19 crore. This drop of ₹36.eleven crore marked a drop of 28.seventeen per cent.

The auctions were being held only till March 20. Sale thirteen scheduled for March 26 and 27 could not be held because of to the lockdown. This was later on held on April 20.

And, that was the only auction held in the whole of April. The CTTA dropped Sale thirteen to seventeen. Sale eighteen was held on Might two soon after recurring postponement. So, the earnings at the auctions crashed significantly in April.