Exports of Ceylon Tea from Sri Lanka grew 15.7 percent in August 2021 from 25.48 million kilograms in 2020, when exports were hit by Covid-19 restrictions.
August export earnings were 116.5 million US dollars an increase from 102.9 million a year earlier, data from Ceylon Tea Brokers showed. In the first eight month to August, exports were up 7.7 percent to 187.5 million kilograms but were down 4.42 percent from 2019.
Iraq was the top importer of Ceylon Tea up to August taking 24.1 million kilograms, up from 21.6 million a year earlier. Turkey slipped to the second largest importer, with 22.5 million kilos, down from 24.8 million last year.