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Tea exports surge 41% as demand spikes in January

Tea exports rose 41 per cent in January 2010 as the global crop shortage accounted for higher demand for Indian teas abroad, an Indian Tea Association official said.

business Updated: Mar 08, 2010 21:32 IST

Tea exports rose 41 per cent in January 2010 as the global crop shortage accounted for higher demand for Indian teas abroad, an Indian Tea Association official said.

Data released by the Tea Board showed total exports in January stood at 17 million kg from 12.02 million kg a year ago.

“This is a continuation of the situation prevailing for the last three months when the demands from various tea importing countries improved significantly as other tea exporting countries such as Kenya and Sri Lanka are facing a huge production deficit,” said S. Patra, joint secretary, Indian Tea Association.

Though India’s total exports in 2009 fell 5.7 per cent to 191.5 million kg, the trend reversed in December, when they rose 36.9 per cent to 22.24 million kg for the month, he said.