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Malawi Tea Production Declined 7% in May, Association Says

June 10, 2011

June 10 (Bloomberg) -- Tea production in Malawi, Africa’s largest grower of the leaves after Kenya, slumped to 7 percent in May from a year earlier, the Tea Association of Malawi said.

Output declined to 4.0 million kilograms compared with 4.3 million kilograms in the same period last year, the Blantyre- based agency said in an e-mailed report today. The southern African nation earned 1.1 billion kwacha between January and April from tea exports, it said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Frank Jomo in Blantyre at fjomo@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Ana Monteiro at amonteiro4@bloomberg.net


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