World Merchandise Exports and Imports by Commodity
Publication date: 09 November 2018, GMT
Reporting period: 2002 - 2017
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World Exports of Tea, whether or not flavoured. in 2017

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Source: United Nations International Trade Statistics Database, Department of Economic and Social Affairs/Statistics Division (https://comtrade.un.org)

In 2017, the total volume of exports of "Tea, whether or not flavoured." exceeded $7.64 billion (according to the external trade statistics of 126 countries). It was $5.87 billion in the previous year (according to the merchandise trade statistics of 135 countries).

There is no trade data (2017) for such exporters as United Arab Emirates (2% of world exports in 2016), Rwanda (1.25%), Other Asia, nes (1.08%), Saudi Arabia (0.244%), Thailand (0.136%), Ethiopia (0.077%), Niger (0.061%), Laos (0.01%), State of Palestine (0.009%), Guatemala (0.004%), Bahrain (0.002%), Panama (0.001%), Albania (0%), Cambodia (0%)

Top exporters of Tea, whether or not flavoured. in 2017

The main exporters of this commodity group in 2017 were

  • China - 21% of world exports ($1.6 billion)
  • Sri Lanka - 19.7% ($1.51 billion)
  • Kenya - 18.6% ($1.42 billion)
  • India - 10% ($768 million)
  • Germany - 3.26% ($249 million)
  • Vietnam - 2.96% ($226 million)
  • Poland - 2.47% ($189 million)
  • United Kingdom - 1.8% ($137 million)
  • USA - 1.77% ($135 million)
  • Japan - 1.69% ($129 million)

«Tea, whether or not flavoured.» accounted for a substantial share of total exports of

  • Kenya - 24% of Kenya's total exports in 2017 ($1.42 billion of $5.74 billion)
  • Burundi - 18.9% ($28 million of $149 million)
  • Sri Lanka - 12.8% ($1.51 billion of $11.7 billion)
  • Malawi - 8.04% ($71 million of $883 million)
  • Nepal - 3.77% ($27 million of $740 million)
  • Uganda - 2.74% ($79 million of $2.9 billion)
  • Tanzania - 1.17% ($48 million of $4.17 billion)
  • Gambia - 1.13% ($248 thousand of $21 million)
  • Zimbabwe - 0.617% ($21 million of $3.48 billion)
  • Jamaica - 0.325% ($4.25 million of $1.3 billion)

According to statistics provided by the major exporters, the largest trade flows of exports of «Tea, whether or not flavoured.» in 2017 were

  • Exports from Kenya to Pakistan: (7.75% of world exports, $593 million according to the external trade statistics of Kenya)
  • Exports from China to China, Hong-Kong: (3.2% of world exports, $244 million according to the external trade statistics of China)
  • Exports from China to Morocco: (2.99% of world exports, $229 million according to the external trade statistics of China)
  • Exports from Sri Lanka to Turkey: (2.38% of world exports, $182 million according to the external trade statistics of Sri Lanka)
  • Exports from Sri Lanka to Russia: (2.27% of world exports, $173 million according to the external trade statistics of Sri Lanka)
  • Exports from Kenya to Egypt: (2.2% of world exports, $168 million according to the external trade statistics of Kenya)
  • Exports from Sri Lanka to Iran: (2.08% of world exports, $159 million according to the external trade statistics of Sri Lanka)
  • Exports from Kenya to the United Kingdom: (1.86% of world exports, $142 million according to the external trade statistics of Kenya)
  • Exports from Sri Lanka to Iraq: (1.8% of world exports, $138 million according to the external trade statistics of Sri Lanka)
  • Exports from India to Iran: (1.57% of world exports, $120 million according to the external trade statistics of India)
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Source: United Nations International Trade Statistics Database, Department of Economic and Social Affairs/Statistics Division (https://comtrade.un.org)