The object of this division is to be a single, convenient point of access to comprehensive, reliable and up-to-date of information relevant to everyone involved or interested in the tea industry in Sri Lanka.
The division gathers grower, manufacturer and market information through a wide network of sources. Among these are the Board’s seven regional offices, each representing one of the seven tea-growing ‘districts’ of Sri Lanka, the Colombo and London Tea Auctions, the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and, of course, the other divisions of the Board itself. Routine information from regional offices is updated in real time via the Board’s internal data network.
The division also exchanges information with the International Tea Committee, of which the Sri Lanka Tea Board is an associate member.
Information collected and analyzed by the Market Intelligence and Resource Division is published as a series of monthly, quarterly and annual reports. These are circulated throughout the Sri Lankan industry and are also available online. In addition, the division maintains the Tea Sector Database containing information on production, exports and sales.
Timely industry and market data is supplemented by a wealth of historical information going back about a century in the form of old Tea Reports and other documents. Much of this information is readily available at the Tea Board Library, which is housed at the Board’s head offices in Colombo. The library also contains a large number of books and other publications of technical or general nature.
The division is also responsible for the maintenance of this web site.