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Tea prices ease at latest sale

11 September 2013, 13:47

Nairobi - The average price of Kenya's top grade Broken Pekoe Ones tea eased to $3.82 per kg at this week's auction from $3.90 per kg last week, Africa Tea Brokers (ATB) said on Tuesday.

Kenya is the world's top black tea exporter and tea is its leading foreign exchange earner.

ATB said Best Broke Pekoe Ones sold at $3.54-$4.10 per kg, from $3.70-$4.10 per kg last week.

Brighter Pekoe Fanning Ones (PF1s) fetched $274-$210 per kg, compared with $2.18-$2.80 per kg a week ago.

ATB said 115,741 packages were offered for sale, with 21.38 percent of them remaining unsold.

Last week, 118,479 packages were offered for sale, with 29.4 percent of them unsold.

- Reuters

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