In April tea prices soared to $10.18 per kg, up on $9.02 in December 2016 © 123RF
In April tea prices soared to $10.18 per kg, up on $9.02 in December 2016 © 123RF

Adverse weather drives Sri Lankan up tea prices

3 May 2017

Sri Lankan tea prices have soared owing to a supply shortage brought about by adverse weather and poor fertilisation.

The Sri Lankan Tea Board (SLTB) said production of tea had dropped over the years since 2013, when the industry produced 340m kg.

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