Based on a comparison of 48 countries in 2014, China ranked the highest in tea production with 2,095,570 tonnes followed by India and Kenya. On the other end of the scale was Seychelles with 27.0 tonnes, Portugal with 62.0 tonnes and Mali with 89.0 tonnes.
Total tea production reached 4,903,086 tonnes in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 9.02 % less than in the previous year and 29.1 % more than 10 years ago.
Historically, total tea production reached an all time high of 5,345,523 tonnes in 2013 and an all time low of 983,785 tonnes in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 3.08 % since 1961.
The top ranked country, China, accounted for 42.7 % of tea production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 76.4 % share while the ten largest countries some 102 % in 2014.