Indian tea exports within the first six months of calendar 2023 noticed a slight dip in quantity in contrast with the year-earlier interval.
Data shared by the United Planters Association of Southern India (UPASI) present general tea exports between January and June this 12 months slid 0.8% to 96.3 million kg this 12 months.
North India exported 59.16 million kg, which is 0.12 % larger than the identical interval final 12 months.
However, export of tea from the South registered 2.25 % decline to 37.33 million kg (January-June 2023) from 38.19 million kg (January – June 2022).
Worldwide, tea exports have seen a decline, together with shipments from main producers reminiscent of Kenya, China, and Sri Lanka, mentioned Sanjith Nair, secretary common of UPASI.
Tea manufacturing in India in January-July rose 0.1 % to 622.7 million kg, in accordance with provisional information with the Association.
India exports virtually 17 % of the tea produced. “It needs to focus more on production and export of orthodox tea as world demand is more for those teas. Currently, though just 9.56% of Indian production is orthodox tea, it constitutes 47% of exports,” he mentioned.
The authorities ought to take a look at addressing structural points and prolong WTO-compatible incentives. It also needs to enhance assist prolonged below Remission of Duties or Taxes on Export Products Scheme, he mentioned.