7 Feb , 2018
As per information from the Tea Board, India’s tea exports have touched a record high in 36 years at 240.7 million kilograms (mkg) during 2017. The previous record was in 1981 when exports had reached 241.25 million kilograms. As compared to 2016, exports in the following year were 8.20 per cent higher by 18.23 million kilograms. Tea Board said the value of exports was Rs 4731.66 crore, which was an increase of 5.90 per cent over the previous year.
Exports from north India touched 148.41 million kilograms, while that from south India was 92.27 million kilograms. Countries where significant exports took place were Egypt (6.16 mkg higher), Iran (4.15 mkg more), China (2.80 mkg higher), followed by UAE and Sri Lanka. In terms of dollar, the value of exports in 2017 was USD 726.76, an increase of 9.26 per cent over the previous year.