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According to the Tea Association of the U.S.A., Inc., 2018-19 Tea Market Review & Forecast, “2018 was a challenging year, not only for the U.S., but also globally. Consumption of tea in the U.S. continued strong in most tea categories and across all demographics, but total imports were down some 5.5% on a volume basis. Green tea showed some year-on-year strength with imports increasing some 4.1% and Green Tea now represents 14.6% of total imports. 2018 weakened the 3 year averages as well, with a rolling volume decline of 2.7%. Preliminary figures, however, indicate that dollar values actually increased, implying that the teas brought to the U.S. were marginally more expensive and theoretically, of higher quality.

“This volume weakness was seen across most origins. Even the ‘traditional origins’, China, Japan, Taiwan, India and Sri Lanka were impacted, with the notable exception of Sri Lanka which grew some 10% year on year.”

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From > Business & Industry > Foreign Trade > U.S. International Trade Data:

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Note: The table above is cropped at the bottom. Click on the image to see the full table. For information on data sources and methodology, check out the Information on the Collection and Publication of Trade Statistics.

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From > Business & Industry > Foreign Trade > U.S. International Trade Data:

Country by 5-digit End-Use Code, Annual totals, 2009–2018

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Note: After you create an account, select options for State Export Data (Origin of Movement) or State Import Data (State of Destination) by HS or NAICS. Select State, Measures, Commodity (Search for tea-related commodities), Country, and/or Time for data. For more information, see Quick Start Guide.

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Source: 2016 and 2017 County Business Patterns.

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Source: 2012 Economic Census. The Census Bureau will release 2017 Economic Census statistics from September 2019 through 2021.

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