Kolkata: India’s tea exports to Sri Lanka increased by 150 per cent to 2.5 million kg in January-July 2017 compared to one million kg exported during the like period last year, according to provisional data of Tea Board of India.
Indian tea exports to Egypt and China also witnessed a significant growth.
Tea exports to Egypt during these seven months were up by 98.23 per cent to 4.48 million kg from 2.26 million kg in the corresponding period last year and India’s exports to China were 4.19 million kg — up by 71.02 per cent — during the period.
An earlier IANS story had wrongly attributed the Egyptian exports to Sri Lanka.
India exported 12.52 million kg tea to Iran and 10.01 million kg to the United Arab Emirates during the period under review.
The country’s tea exports rose by 4.58 per cent to 121.13 million kg during the seven-month period compared to 115.83 million kg in the corresponding period last year, Tea Board of India said.
In value terms, the total tea exports increased to Rs 2,363.22 crore during January-July period compared with Rs 2,260.07 crore in the like period last year.