In the January-March 2023 period, total exports of tea from Induia were down by six per cent to 48.11 million kg.
“The outlook for 2023 is not very optimistic. 2022 showed good growth largely due to the problems in Sri Lanka due to lower crop there. The Sri Lanka tea export has now recovered a little and other headwinds are hitting the volume and value of Indian tea exports.
“With respect to the traditional markets, we continue to face some problems in Iran in terms of the registration of new contracts, which have been dragging on for more than six months,” Indian Tea Exporters Association chairman said.
Overall, the exporters may lose 10 per cent in tea exports.