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Pakistan’s Tea Imports Increased by 5.53% in 6 Months

Pakistan’s Tea Imports Increased by 5.53% in 6 Months.

Pakistan’s Teacups Overflow: Imports Surge 5.5% Despite Overall Food Decline

Pakistan’s love for chai appears insatiable! Despite a 19.48% drop in overall food imports, tea imports have grown by 5.53% in the first half of the current fiscal year, according to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).

Here’s what’s brewing:

  • Tea imports: $336.423 million spent, up from $318.798 million last year.
  • Volume increase: 9.12%, totaling 139,751 metric tons compared to 128,068 tons last year.
  • December dip: Imports in December saw a 16.80% decrease compared to the same month last year, but still rose 9.81% from November.

Overall trade picture:

  • Trade deficit: Good news! It decreased by 34.29% to $11.148 billion compared to the same period last year.
  • Exports: Grew by 5.17% to $14.981 billion.
  • Imports: Decreased by 16.28% to $26.129 billion.

What’s causing the tea surge?

While reasons are unclear, possibilities include:

  • Growing population and tea consumption.
  • Rising global tea prices.
  • Shifts in trade patterns.

What’s next?

  • Analyzing reasons for the increase and its impact.
  • Exploring options for promoting domestic tea production.
  • Investigating sustainable and fair trade practices for imports.


This data offers a glimpse into Pakistan’s tea consumption and trade trends. Further analysis and discussion are crucial to understand the full picture and potential solutions.

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