The export of tea from the country to Pakistan has jumped by 47.50 per cent to Rs 184.56 crore in 2015-16 compared to export worth Rs 125.12 crore recorded in 2014-15, according to data compiled by Tea Board.
In volume terms, outward shipments from India to Pakistan increased to 18.94 million kg in 2015-16 as against 15.20 million kg in the preceding fiscal. The export price to Pakistan increased to Rs 97.44 per kg in the period under review compared with Rs 82.32 a year ago.
India is the world’s second biggest tea producer and also one of the largest consumers. The country exports CTC (crush- tear-curl) grade tea to countries like Egypt, the UK, and other traditional varieties to Iraq, Iran, and Russia.