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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Tea Production Falls

MOSCOW () -- Tea production in Russia has declined by almost two-thirds in the past five years and continues to fall, a government official said Tuesday.

Russia produced 28,000 tons of tea last year, compared to 80,500 tons in 1990, an Agriculture Ministry official, Alexander Pavlov, told Interfax.

Russia production in the first half of this year fell to 6,700 tons of tea from 10,000 tons a year earlier, Pavlov said.