Data from the US Census Bureau (GATS) was recently published regarding US imports of tea for January 2023. The China Tea Marketing Association has often combined January and February export data, so the release of that data is still pending as of this writing.
- Average price for GLOBAL imports was $4.78/kg, UP 1.7% over the previous January
- Average price for CHINA imports was $4.43/kg, DOWN 0.5% over January 2022
- 43.9% of all GREEN tea import (volume) was from China, but only 13.7% of VALUE
- 53.8% of the month’s US ORGANIC tea import volume was from China