Despite the effect of COVID-19, Nepal’s ready-made tea export revenue has increased. Tea exports totaled Rs 3.06 billion in the first nine months of the current fiscal year 2077/78. Nepal’s exports in fiscal year 2076/77 totaled Rs 2.78 billion.
Last year, the National Tea and Coffee Development Board reported that 11,185 metric tonnes of ready-made tea were exported. Despite exporting 9,570 metric tonnes this year, revenue has improved over the previous year. According to the Board, tea was produced in 25,205 metric tonnes in FY 2075/76 and 24,118 metric tonnes in FY 2076/77.