Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Tea. In 2020, Tea were the world's 374th most traded product, with a total trade of $7.7B. Between 2019 and 2020 the exports of Tea decreased by -2.96%, from $7.94B to $7.7B. Trade in Tea represent 0.046% of total world trade.

Tea are a part of Coffee, tea, mate and spices. They include Tea, black (fermented or partly) in packages > 3 kg, Tea, black (fermented or partly) in packages < 3 kg, Tea, green (unfermented) in packages < 3 kg, and Tea, green (unfermented) in packages > 3 kg.

Exports In 2020 the top exporters of Tea  were China ($1.75B), Sri Lanka ($1.27B), Kenya ($1.2B), India ($703M), and United Arab Emirates ($310M).

Imports In 2020 the top importers of Tea were Pakistan ($646M), United States ($473M), Russia ($413M), United Kingdom ($330M), and Hong Kong ($312M).

Tariffs In 2018 the average tariff for Tea was 10.2%, making it the 408th lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.

Ranking Tea ranks 981st in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

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The following visualization shows the latest trends on Tea. Countries are shown based on data availability.

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* Using January 2020 exchange rates when trade data is reported in local currency.

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Historical Data

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Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2020): China, $1.75B

Top Destination (2020): Pakistan, $646M

Tea are the world's 374th most traded product.

In 2020, the top exporters of Tea were China ($1.75B), Sri Lanka ($1.27B), Kenya ($1.2B), India ($703M), and United Arab Emirates ($310M).

In 2020, the top importers of Tea were Pakistan ($646M), United States ($473M), Russia ($413M), United Kingdom ($330M), and Hong Kong ($312M).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country

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Top Origin Growth (2019 -  2020): China, $81.9M

Top Destination Growth (2019 - 2020): Burma, $68.4M

Between 2019 and 2020, the exports of Tea grew the fastest in China ($81.9M), Netherlands ($18.7M), Japan ($16.8M), Kenya ($10.5M), and Poland ($10M).

Between 2019 and 2020, the fastest growing importers of Tea were Burma ($68.4M), Saudi Arabia ($43.7M), Pakistan ($42.5M), Oman ($25.2M), and Vietnam ($24.3M).

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Market Concentration

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Cumulative market share

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This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Tea.

In 2020,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 3.98. This means that most of the exports of Tea are explained by 15 countries.

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TOP NET EXPORTER (2020): China, $1.57B

TOP NET IMPORTER (2020): Pakistan, $631M

This map shows which countries export or import more of Tea. Each country is colored based on the difference in exports and imports of Tea during 2020.

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Tea were China ($1.57B), Sri Lanka ($1.26B), Kenya ($1.14B), India ($637M), and United Arab Emirates ($134M).

In 2020, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Tea were Pakistan ($631M), United States ($391M), Russia ($306M), Hong Kong ($279M), and Iran ($241M).

Disaggregation

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In 2020, the world most traded Tea, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Tea, black (fermented or partly) in... ($3.59B), Tea, black (fermented or partly) in... ($2.03B), Tea, green (unfermented) in packages <... ($1.14B), and Tea, green (unfermented) in packages >... ($936M)

Country Comparison

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This visualization shows the countries that have an important ratio of their trade related to Tea.
It is possible to select the main countries that export or import Tea in the world, or by continent, as well as select the measure of interest.

Product Complexity

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Diversification Frontier

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Specialization

The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk and the strategic value of a product's potential export opportunities. Relatedness is predictive of the probability that a country increases its exports in a product. Complexity, is associated with higher levels of income, economic growth potential, lower income inequality, and lower emissions.

Country by Relatedness

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The following visualization shows the relatedness of Tea to countries. Higher relatedness values ​​indicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.