India exports tea to more than 25 countries throughout the world. Russia, Iran, UAE, USA, the UK, Germany, and China are some of the major importers of tea from India. During 2021-22 Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan imported 32.5 million kg, 1.68 million kg and 6.48 million kg of tea from India. The share of Indian exports to the CIS nations during that period was 21% (42.5 million kg) of the total exports. Iran, UAE and USA are among India's top tea export destinations. During 2021-22, the three countries imported 29.3 million kg, 23.3 million kg and 13.5 million kg of tea from India. The value of total exports to these countries combined was US$ 277.3 million during the same period.
During 2021-22, the exports to Germany, USA, UAE and Ireland increased by 14%, 12%, 70% and 17% respectively over the previous year. Some of India's other tea export destinations are Poland, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Japan, Pakistan and Australia, etc. All these countries combined accounted for US$ 116 million of tea exports from India contributing to 16% of the tea export revenue for the year 2021-22.