Sri Lanka’s Tea Crop is Affected by Heavy Rain
“Due to the cold and wet weather experienced, the crop intakes have come down drastically.It is also reported that most Plantations were unable to undertake the programmed cultivation and crop protection practices. With the crops declining the coming months will be critical for the Plantations with regard to the bottom line.”,
John Keelles said in a report to clients. Until this heavy rain in June, Sri Lanka’s tea production, especially in the lower elevations was up from 2012. In May Sri Lanka’s tea production rose 3 percent to 33.7 million kilograms from a year earlier, with the high grown crop falling 5 percent, the medium grown up 2 percent and low growns up 7 percent. Tea production was up 8.1 percent to 149.5 million kilos. So hopefully, once the rain stops- Sri Lanka can be back on target with their tea exports. Despite this setback, they were doing well and one hopes that despite this, they will continue to do so.