Lanka tea production drops to a 13 year low due to fertilizer ban
Posted on March 19th, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News

Official data showed yesterday that Sri Lanka’s tea crop suffered its lowest yield in 13 years, reducing output in the country’s main export commodity as the island grapples with its worst economic crisis in seven decades.

The Sri Lanka Tea Board figures showed that monthly tea crops dropped to 18.16 million kilos in February, down nearly 20% from the corresponding period last year.

Tea exports brought in 1.3 billion US dollars annually before the fertilizer ban.

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