|Tea exports top $ 1.5 billion target in 2013|
Russia/CIS continues as the prime destination for exports of Ceylon Tea with absorption of 22% of all exports down from 24% the year before. Iran 12%, Turkey 10%, Iraq 7% Syria 7% makes up the top five destinations. High Grown quality tea buyer Japan absorbed 3% and Germany 2% of all exports respectively. Imports by Libya have slumped dramatically from 5% of all exports in 2012 to 2% this year.