Plantation Industries Ministry to take action over decreasing tea prices

Plantation Industries Ministry to take action over decreasing tea prices

Plantation Industries Ministry to take action over decreasing tea prices

Written by Staff Writer

01 Nov, 2015 | 8:33 pm

The Ministry of Plantation Industries states that steps are being taken to increase the price paid for a kilogramme of tea leaves.

As a result of the decrease in demand for tea from the Middle East and Russia, the prices of tea in the country have decreased too, directly inconveniencing planters in the country.

The reports published by the Tea Board show a slight increase in the prices of tea in the Central and Northern Provinces.

The export of tea when compared to last month has seen a decrease of 17 percent. It has been revealed that the month of August has seen a decrease by 34 percent.

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