Imported tea consumption goes up by 22.17 pc


The consumption of imported tea witnessed an increase of 22.17 percent during the first seven months of the current fiscal year as compared to the corresponding period of last year, according to the latest trade data of the commodity .

The tea imports into the country during July-January (2020-21) stood at $336.140 million against the imports of $275.134 million during July-January (2019-20), according to data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.

In terms of quantity, the tea imports into the country increased by 32.01 percent during the period under review as these grew from 115,415 metric tons to 152,362 metric tons, the data revealed.

The overall food imports into the country increased by 51.90 percent from $3054.637 million last year to $4639.975 million during the current fiscal year.—APP