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					                      TEA BOARD OF TANZANIA

     STATISTICS REPORT FOR THE PERIOD FROM JULY TO
SEPTEMBER 2009, IN COMPARISON TO THE SAME PERIOD IN 2008
.

1.0   STATISTICAL REPORT


      1.1   NATIONAL MADE TEA PRODUCTION

      Made tea during the period of July to September 2009 was
      3,528,147kgs compared to 3,916,795kgs produced during the
      same period in the previous year. This is the decrease of
      388,648kgs equivalent to 10%. Southern zone produced
      2,548,980kgs compared 2,628,601kgs produced in 2008; a
      decrease of 3.02% while Northern zone produced 979,167kgs as
      compared to 1,288,194kgs produced in 2008; a decrease of 24%.
      These statistics indicate that, Northern zone experienced a much
      decrease in production this year as compared to Southern zone.

      In 2009 Estate farms produced 2,374,390kgs as compared to
      2,583,917kgs produced in 2008 while Smallholder farmers
      produced 1,153,757kg of made tea in 2009 compared to
      1,332,878kgs produced in 2008.Therefore the decrease among
      Estate and Smallholder farmers was 8.10 and 13.44 percent
      respectively.

      Unfavorable whether condition, especially poor rainfall in most tea
      growing areas has contributed to decreased production in 2009 as
      compared to 2008.

       Refer annexure no. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 for details.


      1.2   NATIONAL TEA EXPORTS

      During the period of July to September 2009, a total 2,862,291
      kgs of made tea was exported earning US $ 5,503,406 compared to
      3,564,422kgs exported during the same period in the previous year
      which earned US $ 6,537,257. The average exchange rate in 2009
      was TShs. 1,291 per US $ 1 as compared to average exchange rate
      of TShs. 1,152 per US $ 1in 2008.

      This shows that in 2009 amount of exported tea decreased by
      702,131kgs equivalent to 19.7% and the amount of foreign

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earnings decreased by US $ 1,033,851 equivalent to 15.8%
compared to 2008.

Refer annexure no. 7 and 8 for details.


 1.3 MOMBASA AUCTION QUANTITIES & AVERAGE PRICES

Average price of Tanzanian made tea sold through Mombasa
auction for the period of July to September 2009 was US $ cents
152 compared to an average price US $ cents 106 per kilogram
during the same period in 2008. The quantity of made tea sold
through Mombassa Auction in 2009 and 2008 was 1,620tons and
2,564tons respectively. During the period there was a decrease in
the total amount of made tea supplied by different countries from
70,193tons to 61,099tons equivalent to 12.96%. Decrease in
supply of made tea at the auction is the main reason for an
increase in average price of made tea per kilogram during the
period.

Refer annexure 9 for details.

1.4 BLENDING AND PACKING FACTORIES

      1.4.1 Tea Purchased by Blending and Packing Factories
      During a period of July to September 2009 total of
      717,187kgs of loose tea was purchased from the processing
      factories at the cost of Tshs 1,280,162,933 as compared to
      535,058kgs at a cost of Tshs 680,049,814 purchased during
      the same period in 2008

      1.4.2 Tea Sold by Blending and Packing Factories
      Amount of blended and packed tea sold in the domestic
      market during the period of July to September 2009 was
      1,173,545kgs which earned Tshs. 6,491,257,169 while
      during the same period in 2008 a total of 1,067,159kgs of
      blended and packed tea was sold in the local market at a
      value of Tshs. 4,863,589,173. This shows that in 2009 there
      has been an increase in the amount of blended and packed
      tea, which has resulted to the increase in amount of cash
      earned by 106,386 kgs and Tshs 1,627,667,996.

Refer annexure no. 10 and 11 for details.




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