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Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Tea. In 2021, Tea were the world's 406th most traded product, with a total trade of $8.13B. Between 2020 and 2021 the exports of Tea grew by 5.06%, from $7.74B to $8.13B. Trade in Tea represent 0.039% of total world trade.

Tea are a part of Coffee, tea, mate & spices. They include Black Tea (Fermented/Partly, >3kg packages), Black Tea (Fermented/Partly, <3kg packages), Green Tea (Unfermented, <3kg packages), and Green Tea (Unfermented, >3kg packages).

Exports In 2021 the top exporters of Tea  were China ($1.97B), Sri Lanka ($1.34B), Kenya ($1.2B), India ($709M), and United Arab Emirates ($316M).

Imports In 2021 the top importers of Tea were Pakistan ($622M), United States ($526M), Hong Kong ($511M), Russia ($414M), and United Kingdom ($294M).

Ranking Tea ranks 994th in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).

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

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Historical Data

Exporters and Importers

Top Origin (2021)China$1.97B
Top Destination (2021)Pakistan$622M

In 2021 Tea were the world's 406th most traded product (out of 1,217).

In 2021, the top exporters of Tea were China ($1.97B), Sri Lanka ($1.34B), Kenya ($1.2B), India ($709M), and United Arab Emirates ($316M).

In 2021, the top importers of Tea were Pakistan ($622M), United States ($526M), Hong Kong ($511M), Russia ($414M), and United Kingdom ($294M).

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Exporters of Tea (2021)
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Importers of Tea (2021)
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Market Dynamics

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Top Origin Growth (2020 -  2021)China$220M
Top Destination Growth (2020 -  2021)Hong Kong$198M

Between 2020 and 2021, the exports of Tea grew the fastest in China ($220M), Sri Lanka ($69.9M), Japan ($36.4M), Germany ($23.5M), and Spain ($19.8M).

Between 2020 and 2021, the fastest growing importers of Tea were Hong Kong ($198M), United Arab Emirates ($87.7M), United States ($51.6M), Malaysia ($47.7M), and Germany ($46.5M).

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Exporters of Tea (2020 - 2021)

Importers of Tea (2020 - 2021)

Market Concentration

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

In 2021, market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 3.97. This means that most of the exports of Tea are explained by 15 countries.

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Value of Exports in Tea

Net Trade

TOP NET EXPORTER (2021)China$1.77B
TOP NET IMPORTER (2021)Pakistan$599M

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 2021.

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in exports than in imports of Tea were China ($1.77B), Sri Lanka ($1.33B), Kenya ($1.18B), India ($655M), and Poland ($133M).

In 2021, the countries that had a largest trade value in imports than in exports of Tea were Pakistan ($599M), Hong Kong ($467M), United States ($436M), Russia ($298M), and Egypt ($217M).

Net Trade (2021)

Disaggregation

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In 2021, the world most traded Tea, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Black Tea (Fermented/Partly, >3kg packages) ($3.72B), Black Tea (Fermented/Partly, <3kg packages) ($2.07B), Green Tea (Unfermented, <3kg packages) ($1.29B), and Green Tea (Unfermented, >3kg packages) ($1.05B)

HS6 Disaggregation for Tea (2021)
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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.

Top 10 Exporters Countries of Tea by percentage of total exports

Product Complexity

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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.

Relatedness vs Country Complexity (2021)

Country by Relatedness

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.

Relative Relatedness by Country (2021)

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