India's tea exports hit 36-year high of 240.7 mn kgs
India's tea exports touched a 36-year high of 240.7 million kilograms during calendar 2017, Tea Board data said.
The record was in 1981 when exports reached 241.25 million kilograms.
Tea exports in 2017 were 8.20 per cent (or 18.23 million kilograms) up from the previous year, the Tea Board said, adding that the value of exports was Rs 4731.66 crore, which was an increase of 5.90 per cent over the previous year.
Exports from north India touched 148.41 million kilograms, while those from south India was 92.27 million kilograms.
Significant destinations for tea exports were Egypt (6.16 million kilograms higher), Iran (4.15 million kilograms higher), China (2.80 million kilograms higher), followed by the UAE and Sri Lanka.
In terms of dollars, the value of exports in 2017 was USD 726.76 million, an increase of 9.26 per cent over the previous year.