India’s Tea Output Drops 17% in June Due to Flooding

According to the Tea Board of India, India’s tea output in the month of June dropped 17.4% due to widespread flooding and devastation caused by insects which thrived due to the moisture levels, according to the Tea Board of India.

The famous region of Assam is known to produce more than half of the country’s tea production and was one of the affected districts. Tea production in Assam, in particular, was down 19% from the prior year.

Surprisingly, this is a bit of an improvement from the first half of the year when India’s tea production was down 20%, according to data provided by the Tea Board of India.

Less tea being produced also resulted in higher prices, with the cost of Indian tea going up 10.5% compared to the prices of last year.

India is the world’s second largest producer of tea in the world after China and exports a considerable amount of tea to countries such as the United Kingdom, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, and Russia.

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