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Kenya’s Tea Export Earnings Rise 10 pct in Q1’2021

Kenya reports a rise of 10.4 percent in earnings from tea exports year on year in the first quarter of 2022

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Kenya’s tea exports rose 10.4 per cent to Ksh 39.5 billion during the three months of 2021 after exporting 135,721 metric tons (MT) of tea. 

The Tea Board of Kenya (TBK) says the increase from 307 million dollars earned from 152,633 MT in a similar quarter in 2021.

The 2022 Economic Survey by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics noted that Tea production declined by 5.6 per cent from 569.5 thousand tonnes in 2020 to 537.8 thousand tonnes in 2021, due to unfavourable weather conditions.

“Quantities of exported tea declined from 576.1 thousand metric tonnes in 2020 to 557.3 thousand metric tonnes in 2021 on account of reduced tea production,” the KNBS said.

In terms of market output, earnings from tea increased by 3.2 per cent from KSh 122.2 billion in 2020 to KSh 126.1 billion in 2021. The effect of higher prices offered for marketed tea outweighed the effect of lower quantities, resulting in higher earnings in the year under review.

Kenya reports a rise of 10.4 percent in earnings from tea exports year on year in the first quarter of 2022
Production, Area and Average Yield of Tea by Type of Grower, 2017-2021

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IK is a Masinde Muliro University graduate. His interests are in news and analysis on women's rights, politics, technology, law, and global affairs.

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