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Wednesday, 07 May 2014 - 13:07
Drought cuts March tea crop by 22%
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Sri Lanka’s tea output fell for the second straight month in March, down 21.9% from a year earlier, which officials attributed to an extended drought condition.
 
Output of Sri Lanka’s top agricultural export commodity also fell 9.9% in the first quarter of this year compared with the same period last year.
 
The country’s annual tea production rose 4.2% last year to a record high of 340.2 million kg, surpassing its previous all-time peak of 331.4 million kg in 2010.

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