Tea Export from India in 2017 – List of Tea Suppliers in India

09 April 2018
Tea Export Data

India is 4th largest exporter of tea in the world after China, Sri Lanka and Kenya. Northeast India (like Assam) and north Bengal (like Darjeeling District) are the main tea growing regions of the country. Darjeeling tea cannot be grown or manufactured anywhere else in the world. India is one of the largest tea consuming countries as three-fourth of the country’s total production is consumed domestically. Assam and West Bengal are the top tea producing states in India while Iran is the biggest tea export market for India.


India exports of tea to the world worth USD 658 million in the year 2017. Tea, whether or not flavored classified under HS Code 0902. Indian tea industry has recorded constant global sales since 2012 and no raise in tea export sales recorded. Tea production in India is 27% of the world tea production.


A report on tea export from India 2017 released by Export Genius have been analysed on the basis of monthly sales, HS Code wise, types of tea, exporting companies, exporter states, export partners and Indian ports. Let’s take a comprehensive look at tea export report of India.


India Tea Export Statistics 2017


The second half of the year 2017 recorded over 60% sales of India’s total tea exports. However, the sale was low in the first half of that year. Check the following table to know the monthly values of tea export from India in 2017.


Month (2017)

Value (USD Million)

January

55.29

February

40.51

March

38.59

April

30.90

May

41.29

June

44.88

July

68.80

August

72.90

September

63.68

October

70.72

November

59.77

December

71.35

 

HS Code Wise Analysis of Tea Export from India


In the tea category, black tea leaf in bulk which is classified under HS Code 09024020 exported majorly to other countries and recorded highest sales i.e. 44.07% of total value. Other fermented black tea contents between 3 kg and 20 kg are classified under HS Code 09024010 second largest variety exported from India with 22.52% of value. Let’s check the HS code wise analysis of Indian tea exports.


HS Code

Value (%)

09024020

44.07%

09024010

22.52%

09024090

7.64%

09023020

6.94%

09024040

6.56%

 

Different Types of Tea Exported by India


CTC and orthodox tea, in addition to green tea and organic tea, are the best quality Indian tea popular in the global market. Black tea is the most exported tea product from India to the global market. India exports of black tea stood at 80.46% of the total tea exports which is followed by regular tea and recorded 15.66% value. Green tea, herbal tea, masala tea and lemon tea are other types of tea exported majorly. People are confused between green tea and herbal that it is same or not. Green tea does not come under herbal teas as it contains some caffeine while herbal tea does not. Here are the graphical and tabular representation presenting share values of tea types exported from India in 2017.

Type

Value (%)

Black Tea

80.46%

Regular Tea

15.66%

Green Tea

3.45%

Herbal Tea

0.20%

Masala Tea

0.15%

Lemon Tea

0.08%

 

List of Tea Exporters in India


According to tea export data of India, there are more than 1000 tea suppliers in India currently supplying different types of tea to the world. SSK exports limited is one of the largest tea exporting companies in India which did 5.61% of the total sales. Here is the list of Indian tea exporters.


             ·         SSK Exports Ltd.

             ·         Girnar Food & Beverages Pvt Ltd

             ·         Shah Brothers

             ·         Swiss Singapore India Private Limited

             ·         Asian Tea Company Private Limited


Top 5 Tea Exporting States of India


In 2017, India has exported different types of tea from its 22 states. West Bengal is the largest tea exporter state of India and recorded 68.47% value total tea exports. Maharashtra is the second largest tea exporter state and recorded 11.74% of the total output. Let’s check the tea export figures of top 5 Indian states during the year 2017.


States of India

Value (%)

West Bengal

68.47%

Maharashtra

11.74%

Tamil Nadu

8.33%

Kerala

4.55%

Delhi

2.84%

 

10 Largest Tea Export Partners of India


Indian tea has been exported to more than 140 countries across the world in 2017. Iran and Russia are the biggest export destinations for Indian tea. India tea exports to Iran and Russia stood at USD 123.64 million and USD 114.95 million respectively. Together they recorded 36% of India’s total tea exports. Black tea, regular tea and green tea are exported to Iran while all types of tea have been exported to Russia.


Shah Brothers and SSK exports limited are biggest companies exporting tea to Iran while Girnar food & beverages Pvt. Ltd. and Bhansali & company are the top trader for Russia. Refer the below table to check trade figures of top 10 largest tea export partners of India recorded in the year 2017.


Country

Value (USD Million)

Iran

123.64

Russia

114.95

USA

47.62

Germany

39.05

UAE

37.97

UK

23.41

Pakistan

23.19

Egypt

21.82

China

21.13

Netherlands

16.30

 

5 Biggest Indian Ports of Tea Export


Tea shipments are departing from more than 50 ports of India. As we can say 1000 tea exporting companies are using 50 ports to supply their products. Kolkata Sea is the biggest Indian port departing maximum tea shipments and recorded 62.13% total tea export value during 2017. Cochin Sea is second biggest Indian port departed 22.03% tea of the total exports in the said year. Tuticorin Sea, Thudialur ICD and JNPT are other largest tea exporting ports of India. Check their share values recorded in 2017 as given in the table below.


Indian Port

Value (%)

Kolkata Sea

62.13%

Cochin Sea

22.03%

Tuticorin Sea

6.98%

Thudialur ICD

2.85%

JNPT

1.86%

 

Tea Board of India


Tea board of India is a state agency of the govt. of India. It was established in the year 1953 and started functioning in April 1954. Tea Board’s headquarter is located in Kolkata with 17 offices across India. As per the estimates, there are around 1700 registered tea manufacturers and 2200 registered tea exporters in India. The board undertakes direct promotional activities including participation in international trade fairs & exhibitions, arranging buyer-seller meets and hosting trade delegations. It also undertakes various market development activities like market surveys, market analysis, tracking trading activities and helps importers & exporters to expand their business.


Reasons to Buy Tea Export Report of India


Here is the sample of tea export data of India including the major data fields that we have covered in trade report.


HS Code

09022020

Product Description

Green Tea, Net:Wt 4 KGS Per Box

Quantity

5 box

FOB Value

USD 20.93

FOB Value foreign currency

USD 16.75

Destination Country

United Kingdom

Origin Country

India

Unloading Port

London Metropolitan

Date, Importer, Exporter & shipment details

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The more details like importer name, exporter name, data and shipment details will be available offline only after purchase. Let’s take a look that what will you gain from our tea export report provided by our team.


             ·         Know at what rate and in what quantity tea is exported to other countries.

             ·         Get the complete list of foreign buyers of tea.

             ·         Also, get the list tea suppliers in India.

             ·         Name of the tea export partners of India.

             ·         Know the monthly sales of India tea exports.

             ·         Check the port wise analysis of tea exports.


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