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May report: Tea export revenues increase by 38%

Rwandan tea export revenues from January to May 2020 increased by 38% to over FRW39 billion (USD40.9 million) from FRW28.2 billion (USD29.5 million) recorded in the same period of the previous year.

In the same period, the country’s total export tea volumes rose by 29% from 10,807 tonnes in 2019 to 13,955 tonnes in 2020.

Among factors the factors that contributed to such growth include driven by the expanded (newly producing) tea plantations, implementation of good practices in tea growing, as well as regular training for farmers and tea pluckers.