In 2015 the DMCC Tea Centre handled 41 Million Kilos of tea through its centre in Dubai with a growth rate of 208% over the past three years. It currently processes teas from 13 different countries including Kenya, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Vietnam, Japan, Uganda, and China.
Sanjeev Dutta, Director, DMCC Tea Centre, said: “Our goal is to connect market participants in the global tea industry and to enhance the value of goods across the supply chain. The 6th edition of the Global Dubai Tea Forum is the perfect platform to unlock new opportunities for the tea sector and strengthen international trading ties and industry relations. We look forward to welcoming the community to the Global Dubai Trade Forum 5-7 April.”
Tea is one of the most popular beverages, with a global industry worth about $38 billion. Since the start of 21st century, the tea industry has seen a steady increase in the overall area under tea, growing at an average rate of 3.42% a year. Today, tea is cultivated across 3.7 million hectares of land globally, and produces an annual crop of 4,100 tonnes. Amongst tea producing countries, China, India, Sri Lanka, Kenya and Indonesia account for 77% of the world’s production and 80% of global exports.
The Address Dubai Marina
05 Apr 2016