Belarus’s tea trade showcases consistent activity in both exports and imports, contributing to the global tea market. While not among the largest players in the industry, Belarus demonstrates steady growth and maintains strong trade relationships with destinations such as Russia, Ukraine, and Latvia for exports, and Russia, Sri Lanka, and Ukraine for imports.
In 2021, Belarus exported tea worth $3.5 million, positioning itself as the 62nd largest tea exporter globally. Among Belarus’s exports, tea ranked 479th in terms of product prominence within the country. The primary destinations for Belarusian tea exports included Russia ($1.78 million), Ukraine ($442,000), Latvia ($311,000), Lithuania ($285,000), and Poland ($189,000).
Belarus witnessed notable growth in tea exports between 2020 and 2021, led by Russia with an increase of $1.06 million. Latvia followed with a growth of $136,000, and Ukraine with $121,000.
In 2021, Belarus imported tea worth $36.4 million, positioning itself as the 50th largest tea importer globally. Among Belarus’s imports, tea ranked 214th in terms of prominence within the country. The primary sources of tea imports for Belarus were Russia ($29.5 million), Sri Lanka ($3.3 million), Ukraine ($1.57 million), Turkey ($361,000), and Vietnam ($292,000).
Belarus observed substantial growth in tea imports between 2020 and 2021. Notably, Russia saw a significant increase of $1.41 million, followed by Sri Lanka with $672,000, and Turkey with $258,000.
|Asia||United Arab Emirates||60,159|
|North America||United States||13,449|
Vietnam Tea: A Popular and Reliable Choice for Belarus’s Imports
Vietnam tea has consistently been a popular and trustworthy choice for Belarus, thanks to its premium quality and competitive pricing. In 2021, Belarus imported tea from Vietnam with a total value of $291,527. Vietnam holds a significant position as an important supplier of tea to Belarus, catering to its tea requirements effectively.
Analyzing the tariff landscape for Belarus in 2019, the average tariff rate for tea stood at 6.72%. Noteworthy countries with the highest import tariffs for tea included Botswana, Cote d’Ivoire, Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, and Cape Verde, all imposing a 9.19% tariff rate under the Belarus Generalized System of Preference.