Kenya's tea exports on decline

The ongoing armed conflict in Sudan, as well as the Russia -Ukraine conflict, have affected Kenya's tea exports, stifling half-year exports amid low global prices.


Kenya exported 191,000 tons of tea worth 62.1 billion Kenyan shillings (about 432 million U.S. dollars) in the period ending June, a major decline from 243,000 tons valued at around 614 million dollars in a similar period in 2022. The 29 percent decline in the value of exports is due to lesser demand for Kenya's tea in the global market.


Despite the decline in volumes exported, tea production increased significantly in Kenya to stand at 273,640 tons in the six months, a rise from 271,300 tons in a similar period in 2022, due to favorable weather.


Source: Xinhua (Extracts), Courtesy: Tea Exporters’ Association Sri Lanka

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