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The general tea production market

According to Chinese national statistics, in 2012 the total tea output was 1.79 million tons, an increase of 10.3% or 166.6 thousand tons year on year. Of this production, green tea accounts for 70%, being the most popular variant, the remaining output is made up of black, oolong, white and yellow tea.

Exports of tea from China in 2012 were a little over 310,000 tons, with a value of approximately US$1 Billion, making it the second largest in the world. Although exports grew by a new record of 11.11 %, the export value was still relatively low. …

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