- MEDIA CENTER
Guizhou's tea output is 469,900 metric tons and values at 57.1 billion yuan in 2021. [Photo/colorful Guizhou network]
The 14th Guizhou Tea Industry Expo opened in Meitan county, Southwest China's Guizhou province, on June 15.
The expo will be held until June 17 online and offline, with its main venue in Meitan and sub-venues in eight cities and prefectures.
An online broadcasting room will sell tea products even after the expo ends.
At the opening ceremony, 18 contracts worth more than 2.16 billion yuan ($322.45 million) were signed, including 10 investment contracts and eight sales contracts.
The top 10 "Guizhou green tea" brands and winners of a tea leaf picking competition were awarded at the opening ceremony.
The Meitan Tea Research Institute of Zhejiang University and China Guiding Yunwu Mountain Tea Park were awarded nameplates at the opening ceremony.
On the same day, officials and guests visited China Tea Town in Zunyi, attended the Guizhou tea export development forum, and unveiled the nameplate of Meitan county court for tea industry environmental protection.
In 2021, Guizhou's tea output was 469,900 metric tons, valued at 57.1 billion yuan, increases of 7.74 percent and 13.32 percent year-on-year, respectively.
Guizhou's tea export volume and value increased by 93.75 percent and 124.14 percent year-on-year, respectively, in 2021, both ranking first in China.
The average export price of Guizhou's tea reached $36.57 per kilogram, also ranking first in China.
Guizhou had 11 counties selected among China's top 100 counties for tea industry development, with Meitan county ranking first for two years in a row.