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Rising Chinese demand for sugar-free tea drinks

Younger consumers are being attracted to ready-to-drink beverages

Total retail sales of China's tea beverage market reached CNY77.6 billion (USD11.2 bln) in 2017, with a retail volume of 14.4 million tonnes. Sugar-free tea beverage volume demand was 3.7 mln tonnes in 2017, and this is expected nearly to triple to 10.8 mln tonnes in 2021, according to the New World Industrial Research Centre.


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