Pakistan has become the world’s largest importer of Kenyan tea by purchasing 40 percent of the total production of the country, Pakistan imported tea worth KSh35 billion during the last 10 months, According to the data issued by the Kenyan tea directorate.
The directorate said that the country has emerged a major buyer of the Kenyan beverage as it had imported 14.8 million kilograms tea during the period. A total of 420 million kilograms of tea was exported through the auction. Pakistan had imported 394 million kilogram tea during the same period in the last year.
Last year on March 3, Pakistan had imported tea worth $347.305 million during the first seven months of the current fiscal year, showing growth of 2.15 percent when compared to the imports of $339.992 million during the corresponding period of last year.
According to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), Pakistan had imported 132,748 metric tons of tea during July-January (2018-19) against the imports of $339,992 metric tons during July-January (2017-18), showing an increase of 20.52 percent in terms of quantity, the PBS had data revealed.
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