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Global Tea Market 2022

Tea Market Size

In 2020, the global tea market decreased by -X% to $X for the first time since 2006, thus ending a thirteen-year rising trend. Over the period under review, the total consumption indicated resilient growth from 2007 to 2020: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last thirteen-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2020 figures, consumption increased by +X% against 2007 indices. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010 when the market value increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the global market attained the maximum level at $X in 2019, and then declined in the following year.

Tea Production

In value terms, tea production reached $X in 2020 estimated in export prices. In general, the total production indicated a resilient increase from 2007 to 2020: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last thirteen years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2020 figures, production increased by +X% against 2007 indices. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Global production peaked in 2020 and is expected to retain growth in the immediate term.

China (X tonnes) constituted the country with the largest volume of tea production, comprising approx. X% of total volume. Moreover, tea production in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, India (X tonnes), twofold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Kenya (X tonnes), with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual growth rate of volume in China totaled +X%. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: India (+X% per year) and Kenya (+X% per year).

In 2020, the global average tea yield was estimated at X tonnes per ha, almost unchanged from the year before. In general, the yield, however, recorded a slight decrease. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, the average tea yield hit record highs at X tonnes per ha in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2020, the yield failed to regain the momentum. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.

In 2020, the global tea harvested area expanded slightly to X ha, picking up by X% compared with the previous year. Overall, the total harvested area indicated notable growth from 2007 to 2020: its figure increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last thirteen years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2020 figures, tea harvested area increased by +X% against 2007 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, the harvested area dedicated to tea production attained the maximum in 2020 and is expected to retain growth in the immediate term.

Production By Country

The country with the largest volume of tea production was China (X tonnes), comprising approx. X% of total volume. Moreover, tea production in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, India (X tonnes), twofold. Kenya (X tonnes) ranked third in terms of total production with a X% share.

In China, tea production increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007-2020. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: India (+X% per year) and Kenya (+X% per year).

Tea Exports

Exports

In 2020, approx. X tonnes of tea were exported worldwide; surging by X% on the previous year. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007 to 2020; the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations being observed throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010 when exports increased by X% y-o-y. Global exports peaked in 2020 and are likely to see gradual growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, tea exports expanded markedly to $X in 2020. In general, total exports indicated notable growth from 2007 to 2020: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last thirteen years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2020 figures, exports decreased by +X% against 2017 indices. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2008 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, global exports hit record highs in 2020 and are expected to retain growth in the near future.

Exports by Country

In 2020, Kenya (X tonnes), distantly followed by China (X tonnes), Sri Lanka (X tonnes), India (X tonnes) and Vietnam (X tonnes) were the key exporters of tea, together achieving X% of total exports. Argentina (X tonnes), the United Arab Emirates (X tonnes), Malawi (X tonnes), Free Zones (X tonnes) and Indonesia (X tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

From 2007 to 2020, the biggest increases were in the United Arab Emirates, while shipments for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest tea supplying countries worldwide were China ($X), Sri Lanka ($X) and Kenya ($X), with a combined X% share of global exports.

China recorded the highest growth rate of the value of exports, in terms of the main exporting countries over the period under review, while shipments for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

The average tea export price stood at $X per tonne in 2020, with a decrease of -X% against the previous year. Over the last thirteen years, it increased at an average annual rate of +X%. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 when the average export price increased by X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, average export prices reached the maximum at $X per tonne in 2019, and then contracted modestly in the following year.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was Free Zones ($X per tonne), while Argentina ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by China, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Tea Imports

Imports

In 2020, purchases abroad of tea increased by X% to X tonnes, rising for the second consecutive year after two years of decline. Over the period under review, imports saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2010 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Global imports peaked at X tonnes in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2020, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, tea imports reduced to $X in 2020. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2007 to 2020; the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Global imports peaked at $X in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2020, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Imports by Country

In 2020, Pakistan (X tonnes), followed by Russia (X tonnes), the UK (X tonnes) and the United States (X tonnes) represented the key importers of tea, together mixing up X% of total imports. Egypt (X tonnes), Morocco (X tonnes), Iran (X tonnes), the United Arab Emirates (X tonnes), China (X tonnes), Poland (X tonnes), Germany (X tonnes), Saudi Arabia (X tonnes) and India (X tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

From 2007 to 2020, the biggest increases were in China, while purchases for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Pakistan ($X), the United States ($X) and Russia ($X) appeared to be the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2020, together accounting for X% of global imports. These countries were followed by the UK, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Germany, Egypt, China, the United Arab Emirates, Poland and India, which together accounted for a further X the main importing countries, China recorded the highest growth rate of the value of imports, over the period under review, while purchases for the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Import Prices by Country

The average tea import price stood at $X per tonne in 2020, reducing by -X% against the previous year. Over the last thirteen years, it increased at an average annual rate of +X%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008 when the average import price increased by X% y-o-y. Global import price peaked at $X per tonne in 2017; however, from 2018 to 2020, import prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Saudi Arabia ($X per tonne), while India ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by China, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox Platform

Base Year Historical Period Forecast Period Units
2021 2007-2021 2022-2030 US$, Tonnes

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for tea in the world?
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The country with the largest volume of tea consumption was China, comprising approx. 40% of total volume. Moreover, tea consumption in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, India, twofold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Turkey, with a 4.1% share.
What are the largest producers of tea in the world?
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China remains the largest tea producing country worldwide, accounting for 44% of total volume. Moreover, tea production in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, India, twofold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Kenya, with an 8.3% share.
What are the leading exporters of tea in the world?
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In value terms, the largest tea supplying countries worldwide were China, Sri Lanka and Kenya, with a combined 54% share of global exports.
What are the leading importers of tea in the world?
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In value terms, Pakistan, the United States and Russia appeared to be the countries with the highest levels of imports in 2020, with a combined 22% share of global imports. The UK, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Germany, Egypt, China, the United Arab Emirates, Poland and India lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 30%.
What is the average export price for tea in the world?
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The average tea export price stood at $3,924 per tonne in 2020, falling by -3% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for tea in the world?
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The average tea import price stood at $3,496 per tonne in 2020, waning by -3.5% against the previous year.

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the global tea market. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.


Product coverage:
• FCL 667 - Tea

Data coverage:
• Global market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Global production, split by region and country
• Global trade (exports and imports)
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

Company coverage:
Unilever, Pickwick, Akbar Tea, Ahmad Tea, Ringtons, Tata Global Beverages, Associated British Foods, Dilmah Ceylon Tea Company PLC, Bushells, Madame Flavour, M. M. Ispahani Limited, Matte Leao, DavidsTea, Teekanne, Restaurant Brands International, Ten Fu Group, Betjeman & Barton, Fauchon, Kusmi Tea, Laduree, Le Palais des Thes, Mariage Freres, TeaGschwendner, Teekampagne, Teabox, Luk Yu, Godrej Tea, Gujarat Tea Processors & Packers Ltd, Limtex, Society Tea, Madhu Jayanti International, Sariwangi, Barry's Tea, Bewley's, Wissotzky Tea, Harada Tea Processing Co., Ito En, BOH Tea Plantation, Giribandhu Tea Estate, Sabah Tea, Rakura tea, Zealong, Tapal Tea, TWG Tea, Alghazaleen Tea, BPL Teas, Heladiv, Mlesna, Caykur, American Tea Room, Argo Tea, Bigelow Tea Company

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8. How to prepare your business for global expansion
While doing this research, we combine the accumulated expertise of our analysts and the capabilities of artificial intelligence. The AI-based platform, developed by our data scientists, constitutes the key working tool for business analysts, empowering them to discover deep insights and ideas from the marketing data.
1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
CONSUMPTION BY COUNTRY
3.3
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
COUNTRIES WITH TOP YIELDS
5.4
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.5
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. GLOBAL PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
7.2
PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY
7.3
HARVESTED AREA AND YIELD BY COUNTRY
8. GLOBAL IMPORTS

The Largest Importers on The Market and How They Succeed

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2021
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. GLOBAL EXPORTS

The Largest Exporters on The Market and How They Succeed

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2021
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

11. COUNTRY PROFILES

The Largest Markets And Their Profiles

United States
China
Japan
Germany
United Kingdom
France
Brazil
Italy
Russian Federation
India
Canada
Australia
Republic of Korea
Spain
Mexico
Indonesia
Netherlands
Turkey
Saudi Arabia
Switzerland
Sweden
Nigeria
Poland
Belgium
Argentina
Norway
Austria
Thailand
United Arab Emirates
Colombia
Denmark
South Africa
Malaysia
Israel
Singapore
Egypt
Philippines
Finland
Chile
Ireland
Pakistan
Greece
Portugal
Kazakhstan
Algeria
Czech Republic
Qatar
Peru
Romania
Vietnam
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2021
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2021
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2015–2021
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 6:
Harvested Area, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 7:
Yield, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 8:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 9:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 10:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2021
Table 11:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 12:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 13:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2021
Table 14:
Producer Prices, By Major Producing Country, 2021
Table 15:
Producer Prices Index - Annual Data (2004-2006=100), By Major Producing Country
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2021
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2021
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2030
Figure 5:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 6:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 7:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 8:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 9:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 10:
Yield And Growth
Figure 11:
Exports And Growth
Figure 12:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 13:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 14:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 15:
Imports And Growth
Figure 16:
Import Prices
Figure 17:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 18:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 19:
Area Harvested, 2007–2021
Figure 20:
Yield, 2007–2021
Figure 21:
Production, By Country, 2021
Figure 22:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 23:
Harvested Area, By Country, 2021
Figure 24:
Harvested Area, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 25:
Yield, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 26:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 27:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 28:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 29:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 30:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 31:
Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 32:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 33:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 34:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 35:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 36:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 37:
Export Prices, 2007–2021
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