India is among the top 10 jute producing countries in the world. These include Bangladesh, the People’s Republic of China, Côte d’Ivoire, Thailand, Myanmar, Brazil, Uzbekistan, Nepal and Vietnam. Globally, the jute trade however currently revolves around the Indian subcontinent. India, Pakistan, and China import significant quantities of jute fibre and products, as does the UK, Japan, the US, France, Spain, Côte d’Ivoire, Germany and Brazil.
The tea Industry in India has a 170 years old history. The credit for creating India’s vast tea empire goes to the British, who discovered tea in India. The East India Company after losing its monopoly in China in 1832 has taken up cultivation of Tea in India (Assam) in 1834. The first commercial batch of Tea ever produced outside of China came from Assam in 1839. Since then, tea continues to be the most popular drink in India.