IJSRP, Volume 3, Issue 7, July 2013 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
World tea production reached 4.73 million tonnes in 2008. At the international level, China, with 28.9 per cent share of the total world tea production, dominates the market. In 2010 world tea production reached 1738.41 m kg. India was the market leader with regard to production and consumption until 2005. At present, India is the second largest producer of tea in the world, and produces around 972.77 million kilograms in 2008-09 as against of 945.27 million kgs in 2007-2008.