Which Countries Produce the Most Tea?

Beverage Crops February 23, 2017
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

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From 2008 to 2013, global tea market production showed steady growth, reaching its peak level at 5,346 thousand tonnes. It was followed by a slight shrinkage over the next two years to 5,058 thousand tonnes in 2015.

In value terms, according to market research conducted by IndexBox, global tea production came up sharply from 2008 to 2013. After this period, the value flattened and amounted to 11,633 million USD in 2015.

China and India were the key world tea producing countries with an output of approximately 1,738 thousand tonnes and 1,191 thousand tonnes, respectively, in 2015, which accounted for 58% of total global output. The other major producers were Kenya (8%), Sri Lanka (7%), Viet Nam (4%), Turkey (4%), and Iran (3%).

Most of the other major producing countries showed growth of tea output in physical terms. In 2008-2015, annual growth rates were especially high in China (+4.5%), India (+2.7%), and Kenya (+2.1%).

Top 10 countries producing the most tea in 2015


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Source: World: Tea - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025