Guyana’s Tea Trade: Exports and Imports

Nestled in the heart of the Caribbean, Guyana’s tea trade may not be the largest on the global stage, but it tells a captivating story of growth and a delightful array of flavors. As a nation with a rich cultural heritage, Guyana shares its tea treasures with the world while savoring the diverse teas from distant lands.

Tea Imports Exports

Tea Exports from Guyana

In 2021, Guyana exported $5.81k worth of tea, establishing itself as the 153rd largest tea exporter in the world. While tea ranked 309th among Guyana’s exported products, the country’s dedication to sharing its tea delights is evident.

The United Kingdom stands out as the primary destination for Guyana’s tea exports, warmly embracing Guyanese tea and importing $5.44k worth. Barbados, the United States, and the United Arab Emirates also made notable contributions to Guyana’s tea trade, importing $251, $105, and $5 worth, respectively.

The fastest-growing export markets for Guyana’s tea between 2020 and 2021 were Barbados, the United States, and the United Arab Emirates. Barbados exhibited a burgeoning appreciation for Guyanese tea, increasing its imports by $251. The United States and the United Arab Emirates also showcased their interest in Guyana’s teas, contributing an additional $44 and $5 worth, respectively.

ContinentCountryTrade Value
AsiaUnited Arab Emirates5
EuropeUnited Kingdom5,444
North AmericaBarbados251
North AmericaUnited States105
Table: Where Does Guyana Export Its Tea (2021)

Tea Imports to Guyana

While Guyana extends its tea offerings to the world, it embraces the global tea community by importing a diverse range of teas. In 2021, Guyana imported $1.51M worth of tea, earning the country the position of the 135th largest tea importer globally. Among the myriad of imported products, tea ranked 277th, affirming Guyana’s journey of discovery in the world of tea.

Trinidad and Tobago played a crucial role as Guyana’s top tea supplier, providing tea imports valued at $477k. Sri Lanka, Jamaica, the United States, and the United Arab Emirates also enriched Guyana’s tea tapestry, contributing tea imports worth $254k, $213k, $210k, and $158k, respectively.

Between 2020 and 2021, Guyana experienced remarkable growth in tea imports from Trinidad and Tobago, the United States, and Jamaica. Compared to the previous year, Guyana’s tea imports from Trinidad and Tobago surged by an astounding $406k, highlighting the nation’s growing fascination with teas from its regional neighbor. The United States and Jamaica also captivated Guyana’s palate, providing an additional $60.9k and $28.8k worth of tea imports, respectively.

ContinentCountryTrade Value
AsiaUnited Arab Emirates157,875
AsiaHong Kong1,274
AsiaSri Lanka253,891
EuropeUnited Kingdom22,544
North AmericaJamaica213,263
North AmericaTrinidad and Tobago476,875
North AmericaUnited States209,749
South AmericaBrazil41
South AmericaColombia27,469
South AmericaPeru12,131
South AmericaSuriname28
Table: Where Does Guyana Import Its Tea (2021)

Guyana’s Tea Trade: A Cultural Tapestry Unraveling

As Guyana’s tea trade continues to grow, it weaves a cultural tapestry that connects people and nations through the love of tea. Each cup of Guyanese tea savored in the United Kingdom, Barbados, and beyond becomes a symbol of cultural exchange and unity.

Conversely, Guyana delights in the diverse teas from Trinidad and Tobago, Sri Lanka, and Jamaica, embracing the enriching flavors they bring. Through its tea trade, Guyana celebrates diversity, forging bonds that transcend borders and foster a sense of global togetherness.

In this unfolding chapter, Guyana’s tea trade stands as a testament to its commitment to exploring the world of tea and welcoming the world to discover its own tea heritage. As it continues to export and import teas, Guyana extends an invitation to tea enthusiasts worldwide, beckoning them to explore the wonders of Guyanese tea and embark on a journey of flavors and connections.

Data: BACI

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