Bangladesh

Monsoon Floods Douse Tea Production

Tea-growing regions in Assam, Nepal, Bhutan, and Bangladesh are suffering staggering losses due to flooding that has killed at least 1,200 people among the 16 million displaced in Southeast Asia. Two weeks of incessant rainfall has turned the Brahmaputra River basin into a quagmire with millions of tea bushes underwater. As of Aug. 30,...

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Bangladesh Tensions with India Impact 1000 Tea Plantations on the Border

JALPAIGURI, West Bengal – Along Assam’s southern border with Bangladesh, tea growers report cross-border tensions are at a high. The border fence runs through tea gardens maintained by growers in the Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal. At the time the territorial boundary was established the precise location of the “zero line” was not known....

Price of Tea from Bangladesh Drops

National Brokers Limited has stated that the price of Bangladesh tea has fallen by roughly $0.03 in one week, as Reuters reports. Last week’s auction saw tea prices at 279.91 taka ($3.58) per kilogram while Tuesday’s tea auction prices were at 277.74 taka ($3.56) per kilogram. Additionally, 25.40% of the tea at auction went...