According to Western media, in the past 10 years, world […]
According to Western media, in the past 10 years, world tea production has grown at an average annual rate of 4.4%, reaching 5.7 million tons in 2016. This is mainly due to the promotion of China, and China's demand for tea has grown at an unprecedented rate.
According to the Effie report, this is the result of a survey released by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on May 28. The report pointed out that China is promoting the growth of world tea production. By 2016, China's tea production will increase to 2.4 million tons (42% of world production). As the Chinese economy has grown over the past 30 years, domestic demand for tea has grown at an unprecedented rate, prompting an increase in world tea production.
FAO expert Jean Luc Mastaki emphasized that the increase in demand for tea is also due to the fact that in countries with a long tradition of drinking tea in China, people tend to choose a new consumption habit for a healthier beverage.
According to reports, India is the second largest tea producer in the world. In 2016, due to good climatic conditions, its tea production also increased to 1.2 million tons, followed by Kenya, with production exceeding 475,000 tons, an increase of 18 over the previous year. More than Sri Lanka, the output was 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 increased significantly, exceeding 430,000 tons, an increase of 16% over 2015.
According to reports, the international tea prices during this period are relatively stable. Mastaki pointed out that in order to avoid price cuts, tea farmers are looking for ways to increase per capita tea consumption. At present, per capita tea consumption is declining in traditional European markets such as the UK and emerging markets such as China and India. (Source: Sunshine Network)