Tea crop up 2.8% in August

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Reuters: Sri Lanka’s tea production rose 2.8% in August from a year earlier, data from the State-run Tea Board showed on Monday, and officials attributed the rise to favourable weather. Output of Sri Lanka’s top agricultural export commodity has risen 3.91% in the first eight months of this year compared with the same period last year. Tea is one of the main foreign currency earners for the country’s $59 billion economy.