China’s Tea Export

by editor01 2018-12-05

As the source of tea, China has thousands of history for tea exports, owning the world's largest tea planting. There is no doubt that China is the world's largest tea exporter and plays an vital role in this aspect.

Three major types of China's tea export

There are green tea, black tea and specialty tea. Among them, the export scale of green tea ranks first in the world.

Six major international markets for China's tea export 

1.CIS tea market:

Russia and the CIS countries not only are the world's major tea consumption market but also the important market for China. Most people in the region love to drink black tea. With the opening up of the society and the improvement of living standards, China's green tea and specialty teas are gradually recognized and accepted by consumers in the region.

2.Islamic countries in Asia and Africa:

The residents in the region regard tea as food and drink tea many times a day. Green tea has become the basic necessities for local people's lives.

3.US market:

Green tea, specialty tea and organic tea have become the ideal health drinks for Americans.

4.EU market:

The major tea importing countries in the EU market are all developed countries with strong purchasing power and high sales prices.

5.Japanese market:

Japan is the traditional market for tea exports. The export of Japanese tea is related to the stability of the production and export of whole oolong tea and steamed green tea in China.

6.Middle East market:

The Middle East is the main market for black tea consumption.

The situation of China's tea export last year

Last year, the totals of China’s tea export i 325,000 tons, amounting to 1.38 billion US dollars. Under the strong influence of the development strategy of the Belt and Road, China exported 82,000 tons of tea to countries along the route, 13,000 tons of tea to the ASEAN region, 4,364 tons of tea to the 16 countries of Central and Eastern Europe, and 1,472 tons of exports to Latin America.

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