Organic Tea Market - The U.K. Becomes the Leading Supplier of Organic Black Tea To the U.S.

Organic Food December 23, 2016
Author: Maria Fadeeva
Market Analyst

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U.S. organic black tea imports amounted to 10,176 thousand USD in 2015, fluctuating strongly over the period under review. After growing rapidly in 2012 and 2013, imports dropped by 45% in 2014 and continued to fall in 2015.

According to IndexBox estimates, the U.K. became the dominant supplier of organic black tea to the U.S., replacing India as the leader. In 2015, organic black tea imports from the U.K. totaled 3,642 thousand USD, which accounted for a 36% share in terms of U.S. imports. Morocco, Canada, China, and India were the other key suppliers of organic black tea in 2015, with a 52% combined share of total organic imports.

China (+24.3% per year) was the fastest growing exporter of organic black tea to the U.S. from 2011 to 2015. Morocco began supplying organic black tea to the U.S. market in 2013, and its exports grew at a rate of +88.0% per year from 2013 to 2015. As a result, Morocco grew its share in U.S. organic black tea imports by 17% from 2013 to 2015.

Import prices for organic black tea grew by 18.5% annually from 2011 to 2015. The highest annual rates were recorded in China (7.9%), followed by the U.K. (2.3%).

The average import price on the organic tea market was 15.13 USD per kg in 2015. Import prices varied considerably by country of origin. The U.K. (24.86 USD/kg) was a high priced country of origin, while India (6.91 USD/kg) and China (11.20 USD/kg) were among the lowest.

U.S. Imports of Organic Black Tea

Key Exporters of Organic Black Tea Into The U.S.

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