Tea exports to Pakistan up 22 per cent during Jan-Oct
Kolkata, Dec 10 (PTI) Exports of tea to Pakistan during the first 10 months of 2018 rose 22 per cent at 13.07 million kg as compared to 10.65 million kg in the corresponding period of 2017, the Tea Board said on Monday.
Major country-wise exports from January to October stood at 200.38 million kg as against 198.86 million kg a year ago, as per provisional estimates released by the board.
Iran was the highest importer of Indian tea at 23.04 million kg during the reporting period, topping the year-earlier figure of 22.13 million kg.
However, there was a slight fall in exports to CIS nations at 51.07 million kg from 52.72 million kg in the similar period of 2017.
In value terms, India exported tea worth Rs 4,061.81 crore during the first 10 months of the year, compared to Rs 3,911.05 crore in the corresponding period of 2017, according to the Tea Board release.
The unit price per kg during January to October was lower at USD 2.99 as against USD 3.03 a year ago.