REPORT: SRI LANKA TEA EXPORTS 2019

Sri Lanka Tea Exports for January-October 2019 cumulative exports of 246.9 million kgs shows a gain of 11.3 million kgs compared to 235.6 million kgs of January-October 2019. Here again, all categories of exports (i.e. Tea bags, Packeted tea and Bulk tea) have shown a growth YOY, whilst revenue for the period January-October 2019 of Rs. 203.1 B records a gain of Rs. 10.7 B vis-à-vis Rs. 192.4 B of January-October 2019. Consequently, the FOB value for the period January-October 2019 of Rs. 822.69 recorded a gain of Rs. 6.26 vis-à-vis Rs. 816.43 of January-October 2019.

Iraq has emerged as the No. 1 importer for the period under review followed by Turkey and Russia. Other noteworthy importers are Iran, Libya, China, Azerbaijan, Syria and UAE. Meanwhile, USA, India and Germany show a fairly significant growth in imports during the period under review when compared to the same period of the corresponding year.

Created: 19 December 2019

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REPORT: SRI LANKA TEA PRODUCTION 20

January-October 2019 production totalled 253.7 million kgs recording a marginal gain of 0.98 million kgs against the volume of 252.7 million kgs registered in  January-October 2019 period . On a cumulative basis, Mediums and Low Growns have shown a growth, whilst High Growns have shown a decrease YOY.
CTC production of 19.2 million kgs shows a decrease of 0.8 million kgs compared to 20.0 million kgs of January-October 2019. On a cumulative basis, High Growns and Medium Growns have shown a decrease, whilst Low Growns have remained static. 
The summary of tea production for the January to October 2019 is appended below. 
CATEGORY QUANTITY (MT)
Orthodox 232,202
CTC 19,260
Green 2,266
Total 253,728
 
 

Created: 19 December 2019

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REPORT: SRI LANKA TEA PRODUCTION AND EXPORTS – 2018

Sri Lanka tea production for the period January-December 2018 reached 303,843 MT showing a decrease of 3,237 MT against the volume of 307,080 MT registered during the same period of 2017. The decline in tea production has reflected in two categories – orthodox and green teas while CTC tea production has rose over the previous years' volume. The orthodox tea production has come down by 5,322 MT with green tea segment registering a decrease of 23 MT only over the 2017-2018 period . The non-availability of an accepted weedicide , labour issues may have contributed towards the decline in tea production in high and medium grown elevations. The adverse weather conditions affected the low grown elevation tea cultivation to a great extent.

Created: 10 December 2019

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