Which Country Produces the Most Tea?

Tea Production (tonnes), 2016 or latest
Agriculture | October 18, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 48 countries in 2016, China ranked the highest in tea production with 2,401,784 tonnes followed by India and Kenya. On the other end of the scale was Seychelles with 17.0 tonnes, Portugal with 73.0 tonnes and Mali with 95.0 tonnes.

Data for more countries are available at Tea Production indicator page.

Tea Production Unit 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Argentina tonnes 92,417 92,892 82,813 80,423 84,412
Bangladesh tonnes 60,000 60,500 62,524 66,259 63,780
Burundi tonnes 37,875 40,853 42,147 41,817 53,893
China tonnes 1,450,000 1,623,000 1,789,753 1,924,457 2,095,570
India tonnes 991,182 1,095,460 1,135,070 1,208,780 1,207,310
Indonesia tonnes 150,342 146,603 143,413 145,855 154,369
Iran tonnes 121,041 112,084 103,890 97,475 72,277
Japan tonnes 85,000 82,100 85,900 84,800 83,600
Kenya tonnes 399,006 377,912 369,400 432,400 445,105
Myanmar tonnes 94,500 92,500 94,600 96,300 98,600
Sri Lanka tonnes 331,400 327,500 330,000 340,230 338,032
Thailand tonnes 67,241 73,320 68,171 68,013 40,324
Turkey tonnes 235,000 221,600 225,000 212,400 226,800
Uganda tonnes 49,182 35,194 57,939 60,969 61,376
Vietnam tonnes 198,466 206,600 211,500 217,700 228,360