Archive for the ‘exports’ Category

The Tea Board of India, along with the Indian Tea Association is planning to open a café in downtown Cairo to promote Indian tea. According to an ITA spokesman, “…for the first time, consumers will be able to sample and buy tea on the spot.” “We have found a very suitable location in downtown Cairo. […]

This is interesting. Saddam’s execution and the civil strife in Iraq have thrown a spanner in the works of the Indian tea industry. With Iraq emerging as the largest buyer of Indian tea in 2006 as per the figures till September, the tea industry was banking on the troubled country for a revival in the […]

China is now officially the largest tea producing country, a title that used to belong to India. Interestingly, this is the first time that China has actually reported production figures, so they were probably #1 all along, except they kept it a secret! As far as global tea exports go, India is now #4, preceded […]

6.2 Billion: US Tea Industry sales (US Dollars) in 2005. 3 Billion: Approximate number of cups of tea consumed worldwide every day. 200 Million: Approximate number of kilos of tea exported by India in 2005. 3.2 Million: Number of tons of tea produced worldwide in 2005. 800,000: Number of tons of tea produced in China […]

India has now slipped to fourth place in the volume of tea exports, says the Indian Tea Association. It now trails Kenya, Sri Lanka and China. Hopefully that will change relatively quickly, as the ITA has made tea exports a major part of their upcoming growth strategy. There’s a lot of work to be done.