Statistics

Sri Lanka Tea Production (MT)

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

2023

Jan to May 2024

Orthodox

282,662

277,340

273,907

252,367

270,571

227,117

231,138

94,195

CTC

21,794

 23,902

23,585

24,099

26,195

22,571

22,617

9,332

Green

2,624

2,601

2,642

2,023

2,572

1,809

2,283

849

Total

307,080

303,843

300,134

278,489

299,338

251,499

256,039

104,377

Sri Lanka Tea Exports (MT)

 

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

2023

Jan to May 2024

Bulk

125,629

122,428

122,844

118,251

125,388

110,453

103,328

45,909

Tea in packets

134,509

131,256

139,080

118,176

128,344

110,765

108,036

38,998

Tea bags

21,701

21,578

22,913

22,173

24,665

21,673

23,230

10,336

Instant Tea

2,122

2,481

3,071

2,843

3,032

3,076

2,801

1,075

Green Tea

5,023

4,620

4,749

4,126

4,587

4,222

4,516

1,837

Total

288,984

282,363

292,657

265,569

286,016

250,191

241,912

98,156

Leading Buyers of Sri Lanka Tea in 2019 Vs 2020 (MT)

Country

2020

2019

TURKEY

38,866

39,087

IRAQ

33,377

38,408

RUSSIA

29,608

29,068

IRAN

15,127

22,263

CHINA

14,123

11,870

AZERBAIJAN

10,303

11,721

SYRIA

9,536

10,985

CHILE

9,419

7,231

U.A.E

8,670

9,901

LIBYA

7,806

12,329

SAUDI ARABIA

6,804

6,848

GERMANY

6,431

7,424

U.S.A.

5,707

7,114

JAPAN

5,611

7,538

JORDAN

4,680

5,167

Bulk tea CESS computation - 2017 (per Kg)

Month

Un-weighted (Rs.)

January

568.65

February

582.04

March

588.68

April

597.95

May

619.45

June

645.74

July

639.94

August

614.36

September

596.67

October

601.40

November

623.68

December

643.37

Bulk tea CESS computation - 2018 (per Kg)

Month

Un-weighted (Rs.)

January

638.88

February 626.11
March 632.63
April 637.95
May 625.28
June 612.82
July 601.05

*Rs. 10.00 per kg has been introduced as the bulk CESS from 25th July 2018