Imports of Fair Trade tea into the United States 2001-2016

This statistic highlights the imports of Fair Trade certified tea into the United States from 2001 to 2016. The U.S. import volume increased quite constantly over the time period considered. In 2006, the U.S. import volume of Fair Trade tea totaled 0.52 million pounds.

Imports of Fair Trade tea into the United States from 2001 to 2016 (in million pounds)*

Import volume in million pounds
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Release date

September 2017


United States

Survey time period

2001 to 2016

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* The term "Tea", as reported here, includes all products derived from the Camellia Sinensis plant. Other herbal teas are accounted for as "Herbs & Spices". Summary totals for 2005 to 2011 have been restated to move herbal tea volume that had been reported as "Tea" to "Herbs & Spices".
** Data from 2015 has been estimated by Statista.
Data from 2001 to 2014 was taken from previous publications.
Numbers have been rounded to provide a better understanding of the statistic.

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