Pakistan, China expected to export tea


Pakistan government will adjust the import of tea country, to be shifted from the traditional importing countries import lower-cost and Bangladesh. Experts said that if Pakistan's tea imports to adjust the country, which Chinese tea is a good opportunity for manufacturers.

According to Pakistani media reports, Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani chaired a cabinet meeting today to discuss tea import matters. In order to reduce the price of tea in their home markets, to curb rising food prices, the government will adjust the import of tea country, to be shifted from the traditional importing countries import lower-cost and Bangladesh. Currently, Pakistan's main source of imports of tea to Sri Lanka and Kenya.



Interview with this reporter's experts said that if Pakistan's tea imports to adjust the country, which Chinese tea is a good opportunity for manufacturers. Tea production is limited because of Bangladesh, Pakistan does not fully meet the market demand. However, Pakistan's major imports of black tea, green tea consumption is not large, so the Chinese tea market prices in order to develop Pakistan should actively guide the consumer.

Good prospects for Sino-Pakistani trade

Sino-Pakistani economic and trade cooperation situation is good. May 20, Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on an official visit to China, stressed that Pakistan and China have achieved remarkable economic and trade cooperation, cooperation has great potential. Hope the next five years, bilateral trade amounted to 150 billion U.S. dollars.

Foreign trade statistics show that Pakistan first nine months of this fiscal imported 94,252 tons of tea, imports $ 261 million, an increase of 29%, the main importing countries of Sri Lanka and Kenya.

Currently, in order to reduce the cost of imports, the government will adjust the import country, the importing country to be shifted from the traditional low cost of Bangladesh and other places.

China is one of the largest tea-producing countries, and Pakistan border, Pakistan and more local people have a favorable impression of Chinese tea, Chinese enterprises can take the opportunity to develop the local Chinese tea market in Pakistan.

It is understood that Pakistanis are like tea, they usually drink tea, drink tea, when to add milk, sugar. But now Pakistan's consumers are drinking Chinese tea, Chinese tea is very popular in Pakistan.

Chinese tea CFNA Branch Deputy Secretary-General Yu Sun in the interview with this reporter, said that Pakistan intends to adjust the country imported tea tea producers in China is an opportunity. At present, China's share of tea exports to Pakistan and gradually expand. China's tea exports accounted for more than 80% of the world, Pakistan is China is working to develop a market. Bangladesh tea, although cheap, but the yield is very low, can not meet the needs of Pakistan. Due to historical reasons, Pakistan has not too much tea imports from India, Argentina and too far away, so the world's major tea producing countries, China is an excellent choice. Vietnam may become China's tea exports to Pakistan's major competitors.

2011-08-02