India produces different varieties of tea such as CTC, orthodox tea, green tea, etc. However, over 80% of tea produced in India is of CTC variety, because of its preference in domestic market. The per capita tea consumption of tea has increased from 652 grams in CY2000 to 725 grams in CY12 owing to the steady demand. Historically, loose tea demand constituted more than 60% of the total tea market in India. However, with increased branding activities by tea companies, number of choices available for consumers and consistently better quality of the packet tea, the demand of packet tea has witnessed a rising trend during past few years. India is the eighth largest producer of coffee in the world. Owing to its diverse climatic conditions, India produces both Arabica and Robusta types of coffee. However, coffee production is skewed towards Robusta in the ratio of 32:68. On an average, approximately 80% of the coffee produced in India is exported. The per capita consumption of coffee in India is only about 90 grams, considerably low compared to other coffee exporting nations. This shows the immense potential for the domestic coffee industry to grow.
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