Indian tea exports value 2019 by destination country

India exported tea worth nearly eleven billion Indian rupees to Iran in financial year 2019. Even though Iran imported the highest worth of Indian tea, Russia imported the highest volume of the Indian tea that same year.

Tea exceeds coffee export

Tea estates in India are in moderately humid and hot climatic conditions that are vital for crop yield and quality. Plantation crops such as tea and coffee mainly depend on rainfall for production. In the financial year 2019, Indian tea exports were higher than that of coffee.

Tea-loving Indians

India is not only the second-largest producer of tea in the world but also has the highest consumption of this hot beverage. Almost three-fourths of tea production is for domestic consumption. As of 2019, the consumption volume of tea in the country was around one billion kilograms. Tea as a beverage is available in every region of the country, and informal tea vendors cater to most of the working population from daily wage workers to corporates.

Indian tea exports value in financial year 2019, by destination country

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Release date

September 2019



Survey time period

FY 2019

Supplementary notes

One Indian rupee is equal to 0.013 euros and 0.014 U.S. dollars (as of September 2019).

India's financial year begins in April and ends in March. For example, FY 2012 started in April 2011 and ended in March 2012.

Values have been rounded.

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