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Consumption of Tea in Japan

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The table below shows consumption of tea in Japan. Total consumption of tea is decreasing these days.

Table1: Consumption of tea (unit: ton) 

  Green tea Black tea Oolong tea Total
1980 104,027 7,599 4,232 115,858
1985 95,953 8,086 12,568 116,607
1989 92,719 13,516 14,478 120,713
1990 91,558 14,102 17,154 122,814
1991 90,460 13,345 20,365 124,170
1992 96,362 14,094 22,803 133,259
1993 97,276 12,699 19,123 129,098
1994 90,837 14,187 22,050 127,074
1995 90,806 17,834 20,996 129,636
1996 99,096 16,585 21,011 136,692
1997 102,008 19,783 21,186 142,977
1998 88,347 18,340 20,579 127,266
1999 99,792 13,807 23,415 137,014
2000 102,944 17,950 25,495 146,389
2001 106,940 16,500 27,136 150,576
2002 95,228 15,029 24,668 134,925
2003 101,382 15,500 21,389 138,271
2004 116,823 16,299 22,903 156,025
2005 114,091 15,445 20,730 150,266
2006 101,478 17,128 19,714 138,320
2007 102,066 16,603 21,110 139,779
2008 101,125 17,860 17,922 136,907
2009 89,905 17,399 16,544 123,848
2010 88,674 19,757 17,612 126,043
2011 87,106 19,802 16,776 123,684
2012 91,122 16,638 15,624 123,384

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Table2: Purchased volume of tea in a year

  purchased volume per capita (g) purchased amount per capita (yen) purchased amount per capita (Euro) purchased amount per capita ($) Average price per 100g (yen)
1965 501 372 2.66 3.72 74
1970 527 745 5.32 7.45 141
1975 493 1,336 9.54 13.36 271
1980 441 1,769 12.64 17.69 401
1985 379 1,765 12.61 17.65 466
1989 358 1,786 12.76 17.86 499
1993 383 2,043 14.59 20.43 534
1998 388 2,122 15.16 21.22 547
1999 378 2,095 14.96 20.95 555
2000 370 2,102 15.01 21.02 567
2001 365 1,998 14.27 19.98 548
2002 357 1,911 13.65 19.11 535
2003 355 1,922 13.73 19.22 542
2004 338 1,748 12.49 17.48 518
2005 361 1,771 12.65 17.71 491
2006 347 1,735 12.39 17.35 501
2007 331 1,685 12.04 16.85 509
2008 314 1,607 11.48 16.07 513
2009 301 1,537 10.98 15.37 510
2010 307 1,432 10.23 14.32 467
2011 316 1,483 10.59 14.83 470
2012 290 1,395 9.96 13.95 480

 

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Source of table 1,2 is Japanese Association of Tea Production.

www.zennoh.or.jp/bu/nousan/tea/seisan01b.htm

 

The following table shows consumption of green tea by notable city. It is the average figure from 2010 to 2012. People in Shizuoka and Hamamatsu (both are in Shizuoka prefecture) drink tea much. Shizuoka is a major producer of tea.

Table3:  Consumption of green tea by notable city (unit: g)

  Average 937
1 Shizuoka  1,907
2 Hamamatsu  1,726
3 Kyoto  1,468
4 Matsue  1,465
5 Tsu  1,293
6 Kanazawa  1,282
7 Tokyo  1,197
8 Saitama  1,129
9 Kobe  1,127
10 Kagoshima  1,111
11 Fukui  1,104
12 Otsu  1,103
13 Nara  1,095
14 Nagoya  1,070
15 Kumamoto  1,064
16 Yokohama  1,056
17 Toyama  1,008
18 Chiba  1,005
19 Akita  992
20 Tokushima  992
21 Oita  985
22 Mito  959
23 Saga  946
24 Maebashi  933
25 Miyazaki  928
26 Niigata  918
27 Nagasaki  918
28 Sakai City  916
29 Sendai  898
30 Kitakyushu  888
31 Fukuoka  865
32 Gifu  854
33 Osaka  854
34 Wakayama  837
35 Kochi  815
36 Kawasaki  810
37 Nagano  793
38 Sapporo  792
39 Kofu  780
40 Hiroshima  780
41 Morioka  772
42 Utsunomiya  762
43 Yamagata  709
44 Matsuyama  700
45 Yamaguchi  650
46 Fukushima  636
47 Takamatsu  622
48 Okayama  614
49 Aomori  590
50 Tottori  535
51 Naha 386

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Next table shows consumption of black tea (like Assam, Darjeeling). It is the average figure from 2010 to 2012. Top 3 cities (Kobe, Nagasaki, Yokohama) are known as traditional port towns. 

Table4 : Consumption of black tea by notable city (unit: g)

  Average 252
1 Kobe  518
2 Nagasaki  387
3 Yokohama  383
4 Sakai City  383
5 Tokyo  379
6 Kyoto  361
7 Utsunomiya  360
8 Hiroshima  348
9 Tsu  340
10 Mito  328
11 Akita  319
12 Saitama  316
13 Otsu  310
14 Nara  307
15 Maebashi  303
16 Fukuoka  299
17 Nagoya  289
18 Kitakyushu  288
19 Takamatsu  274
20 Morioka  272
21 Sapporo  270
22 Chiba  270
23 Oita  266
24 Yamaguchi  262
25 Kawasaki  260
26 Gifu  258
27 Sendai  256
28 Osaka  252
29 Saga  241
30 Matsue  236
31 Yamagata  234
32 Okayama  234
33 Tokushima  233
34 Nagano  232
35 Naha  230
36 Niigata  219
37 Shizuoka  215
38 Wakayama  215
39 Hamamatsu  208
40 Toyama  206
41 Tottori  201
42 Kofu  200
43 Kumamoto  195
44 Aomori  190
45 Kagoshima  186
46 Kochi  183
47 Kanazawa  181
48 Fukushima  156
49 Matsuyama  156
50 Miyazaki  151
51 Fukui 134

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Source of table3,4 is Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.

www.stat.go.jp/data/kakei/zuhyou/rank11.xls

 

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