Tea Trends
Kenya 30 Aug-03 Sep
Auction–BestBP1’ssteady to 10usc easier, below best 10-15usc easier, good medium steady-5cts easier, medium 5-10usc easier and plainer 4-10usc easier. Best PF1’s 10-14usc easier, below best easier by up to 10usc, good medium 2-4usc easier, medium steady-10usceasier and plainer steady-5usc easier. Best PD’s 4-10usc easier, below best easier by up to 10usc, good medium4-8usc easier, medium steady-8usceasier and plainer about steady. Best D1’s4-6usc easier, below best 5-8usc easier, good medium steady-3usc easier, medium steady-4usc easierand plainer steady –2usc easier.Demand–Pakistan packers lead the market supported by Egypt, UK and Russia. Yemen and Sudan were maintained while Kazak and Bazar were slower as Afghan sits on the fence. Somalia was slower for their usual secondaries.Weather–EoR –Moderate to heavy rainfall continued across this region but slightly declined towards the end of the week. Bright and sunny weather prevailed in the morning with intermittent overcast conditions, accompanied by rain in the evenings.WoR –Heavy showers continued in the larger part of this region during the past week, usually overcast in the evenings and bright in the morning. Crop intake EoR was above seasonal levels and WoR crop remained high.