World tea production grows 4.4% annually. Western media: Thanks to China's promotion


Western media said that in the past 10 years, world tea […]

Western media said that in the past 10 years, world tea production has grown by an average of 4.4% per year, reaching 5.7 million tons in 2016. This is mainly due to China's promotion, and China's demand for tea has grown at an unprecedented rate.

According to the Effie report, this is the conclusion of a survey released by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on May 28. The report pointed out that China is driving the world's tea production to grow. By 2016, the tea produced in China has increased to 2.4 million tons (42% of the world's production). With the growth of China's economy in the last 30 years, domestic demand for tea has also grown at an unprecedented rate, prompting an increase in world tea production.

FAO expert Jean Luc Mastaki stressed that the increase in demand for tea is also due to the fact that in countries with a long tradition of drinking tea, such as China, people tend to choose a new consumption habit of healthier beverages.

According to reports, India is the world's second-largest tea producer. In 2016, due to favorable climatic conditions, its tea production also increased to 1.2 million tons, followed by Kenya, with output exceeding 475,000 tons, an increase of 18 over the previous year. More than %, then Sri Lanka, with a production of 295,000 tons, a decrease of 11% over the previous year.

According to the survey report, the world's tea exports have grown by an average of 1.4% per year over the past 10 years. In 2016, exports reached 1.7 million tons, mainly because Kenya's tea exports have increased significantly, exceeding 430,000 tons, an increase of 16 from 2015. %many.

According to the report, the international price of tea during this period is relatively stable. Mastaki pointed out that in order to avoid the price cut of tea, tea farmers are looking for ways to increase per capita tea consumption. At present, the per capita tea consumption is decreasing in traditional European markets such as the UK, and in emerging markets such as China and India. (Source:


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