DECEMBER 2016

KENYA TEA INDUSTRY PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS FOR DECEMBER  2016

PRODUCTION

Tea production for the month of December 2016 was 45.10 Million Kgs, against 46.38 Million Kgs recorded during the corresponding month of 2015. Lower production was attributed to less precipitation recorded in the West of Rift, consequent to which the region’s output declined from 27.92 Million Kgs to 26.06 Million Kgs. However, production within the East of Rift increased marginally from 18.46 Million Kgs to 19.03 Million Kgs owing to favourable weather conditions experienced in the counties of Muranga,Meru and Tharaka – Nithi. Across the sub-sectors, production within the Plantation sub-sector declined marginally from 18.74 Million Kgs to 18.72 Million Kgs while that of the Smallholder sub-sector decreased from 27.64 Million Kgs 26.37 Million Kgs.

Owing to continued good weather conditions, following the 2015 El-Nino induced “short rains” that continued into the first quarter of 2016 as well as enhanced and well distributed rainfall experienced during the 2016 April-May “long rains” season Cumulative production for the year 2016 increased by 18% to stand at 473.01 Million Kgs against 399.21 Million Kgs recorded during the corresponding period of 2015. The is the highest ever production to be recorded over the years.

 

Table 1: Production by Sector and Region (2016 vis-à-vis 2015)

TEA SALES

 AUCTION

During the month, 19.32 Million kgs of Kenyan tea was sold through Mombasa Auction against 22.67 Million kgs recorded in December 2015. The Average Auction price was lower at USD 2.67 per Kg compared to 3.03 per kg for the same period of last year. Cumulative average price for the year 2016 was also lower at USD 2.36 per Kg compared to USD 2.98 for the corresponding year of 2015 owing to increased supply of Kenyan tea and higher stock levels along the tea value chain. However, gradual recovery in prices is expected in 2017.

EXPORTS

The total export volume for the month of December 2016 was 34.66 Million Kgs compared to 43.35 Million Kgs recorded in the same period of last year.

During the month, Kenya tea was shipped to thirty nine (39) export destinations compared to forty (40) destinations for the same period of last year. Amongst these markets, Pakistan was the leading export destination for Kenyan tea having imported 8.62 Million Kgs, accounting for 25% of the total export volume. Other key export destinations for Kenyan tea were Egypt (7.92 Million Kgs), UK (3.94 Million Kgs), Sudan (2.56 Million Kgs), UAE (2.31 Million Kgs), Russia (1.98 Million Kgs),Yemen (1.02 Million Kgs), Kazakhastan (0.94 Million Kgs), Poland (0.87Million kgs) and Saudi Arabia (0.62 Million Kgs). The ten export destinations, most of which which are traditional markets for Kenyan tea accounted for 89% of Kenya tea export volume. Amongst the markets that recorded higher tea imports from Kenya included sudan, Indonesia, Netherlands, Switzerlands, Malaysia and China.

The total export volume for the year  2016 was 480.33 Million Kgs compared to 443.46 Million Kgs recorded same period of last year.

LOCAL CONSUMPTION

Local tea consumption for December 2016 stood at 3.49 Million Kgs against 2.15 Million Kgs for the corresponding period of 2015 while cumulative tea consumption for the year 2016 was 29.75 Million Kgs against 29.37 Million Kgs for the same period of 2015. 

  Table 2: Kenya Tea Exports by Destination (Dec 2016 vis-à-vis Dec 2015)

DESTINATION 2016 QUANTITY KGS 2015 QUANTITY KGS QUANTITY DIFF %AGE VARIANCE
PAKISTAN                   8,626,939                 11,868,783 -3,241,844 -27%
EGYPT                   7,921,073                   7,300,284 620,789 9%
UK                   3,943,729                   4,951,492 -1,007,763 -20%
SUDAN                   2,560,786                   1,139,323 1,421,463 125%
 UAE                   2,317,700                   3,573,051 -1,255,351 -35%
RUSSIA                   1,984,516                   1,736,573 247,944 14%
YEMEN                   1,025,050                   1,702,610 -677,560 -40%
KAZAKHSTAN                       949,248                       962,100 -12,852 -1%
POLAND                       873,816                       732,356 141,460 19%
SAUDI ARABIA                       626,430                       706,292 -79,862 -11%
IRAN                       391,757                       300,350 91,407 30%
NIGERIA                       333,187                       462,392 -129,205 -28%
SOMALIA                       325,940                       541,673 -215,733 -40%
USA                       324,237                       504,474 -180,237 -36%
INDONESIA                       319,500                       143,240 176,260 123%
NETHERLANDS                       318,356                       120,036 198,320 165%
IRELAND                       294,934                       423,461 -128,527 -30%
UKRAINE                       192,063                       105,548 86,515 82%
AFGHANISTAN                       190,504                   4,235,044 -4,044,540 -96%
JORDAN                       163,750                       229,750 -66,000 -29%
INDIA                       153,580                       362,972 -209,392 -58%
JAPAN                       121,520                       116,825 4,695 4%
SWITZERLAND                         98,800                         48,400 50,400 104%
TURKEY                         94,200                       150,910 -56,710 -38%
GERMANY                         77,280                         88,704 -11,424 -13%
MALAYSIA                         75,300                         22,100 53,200 241%
CANADA                         61,160                         96,300 -35,140 -36%
SRI LANKA                         56,596                                  – 56,596 0%
UZBEKISTAN                         48,308                                  – 48,308 0%
DJIBOUTI                         48,000                                  – 48,000 0%
CHINA                         31,220                         14,100 17,120 121%
MYANMAR                         28,000                         14,280 13,720 96%
SOUTH AFRICA                         28,000                           3,060 24,940 815%
ISRAEL                         26,000                                  – 26,000 0%
HAITI                         14,300                                  – 14,300 0%
CHILE                         12,600                       180,712 -168,112 -93%
ANGOLA                           6,720                                  – 6,720 0%
EPZ                           1,000                                  – 1,000 0%
SINGAPORE                               301                         14,820 -14,519 -98%
CHAD                                  –                       154,868 -154,868 0%
ERITREA                                  –                       130,000 -130,000 0%
BELGIUM                                  –                         89,120 -89,120 0%
BANGLADESH                                  –                         58,316 -58,316 0%
VIETNAM                                  –                         35,406 -35,406 0%
LATIVIA                                  –                         16,000 -16,000 0%
NEW ZEALAND                                  –                         12,800 -12,800 0%
MAURITIUS                                  –                         10,000 -10,000 0%
 TOTAL                 34,666,400                 43,358,523 -8,692,123 -20%

Table 3: Kenya Tea Exports by Destination (Jan- Dec 2016 vis-à-vis Jan- Dec 2015)

DESTINATION 2016 QUANTITY KGS 2015 QUANTITY KGS QUANTITY DIFF %AGE VARIANCE
PAKISTAN                            137,032,502                             116,435,448 20,597,054 18%
EGYPT                               91,043,977                               77,189,409 13,854,568 18%
UK                              46,779,086                               45,137,669 1,641,417 4%
UAE                              35,997,970                              37,767,697 -1,769,727 -5%
AFGHANISTAN                               34,756,914                               41,608,705 -6,851,791 -16%
SUDAN                              26,255,428                               19,946,067 6,309,361 32%
RUSSIA                               20,015,097                               22,812,584 -2,797,487 -12%
YEMEN                               13,668,836                                13,591,969 76,867 1%
KAZAKHSTAN                                  9,514,593                                  8,731,698 782,895 9%
POLAND                                 6,403,262                                  7,559,126 -1,155,864 -15%
IRAN                                   5,118,480                                  3,513,768 1,604,712 46%
SOMALIA                                 4,690,245                                   4,772,110 -81,865 -2%
NIGERIA                                  4,581,975                                  4,265,196 316,779 7%
SAUDI ARABIA                                 4,385,960                                  4,187,983 197,977 5%
USA                                 4,285,747                                 3,842,249 443,498 12%
IRELAND                                  4,216,772                                   3,291,017 925,755 28%
TURKEY                                 2,885,737                                   1,713,974 1,171,763 68%
NETHERLANDS                                   2,861,612                                  1,825,876 1,035,736 57%
INDIA                                 2,722,747                                 3,426,462 -703,715 -21%
SWITZERLAND                                  2,414,860                                    140,100 2,274,760 1624%
INDONESIA                                  2,125,933                                   1,981,682 144,251 7%
JORDAN                                  2,045,881                                  1,509,520 536,361 36%
MALAYSIA                                  2,015,869                                  1,746,909 268,960 15%
OMAN                                  1,775,644                                  1,359,369 416,275 31%
CHILE                                  1,382,872                                   2,121,777 -738,905 -35%
GERMANY                                  1,308,800                                     853,622 455,178 53%
JAPAN                                  1,250,088                                  1,878,666 -628,578 -33%
UKRAINE                                   1,178,020                                      781,240 396,780 51%
CHINA                                  1,064,370                                   1,195,830 -131,460 -11%
SOUTH AFRICA                                     795,260                                     935,873 -140,613 -15%
CANADA                                      661,756                                     720,893 -59,137 -8%
BANGLADESH                                     623,982                                  2,412,834 -1,788,852 -74%
SRI LANKA                                      484,481                                      331,989 152,492 46%
EPZ                                     445,693                                                 – 445,693 0%
VIETNAM                                       381,134                                     704,739 -323,605 -46%
UZBEKISTAN                                     372,282                                     276,309 95,973 35%
BELGIUM                                     309,584                                     490,920 -181,336 -37%
DJIBOUTI                                     295,356                                      176,000 119,356 68%
CHAD                                      267,166                                     420,536 -153,370 -36%
MYANMAR                                     257,400                                     274,043 -16,643 -6%
KYRGYZSTAN                                     202,400                                        48,200 154,200 320%
MAURITIUS                                      190,800                                      169,804 20,996 12%
SINGAPORE                                       138,144                                      216,669 -78,525 -36%
ERITREA                                      130,000                                     390,000 -260,000 -67%
LATIVIA                                      107,040                                        56,588 50,452 89%
ISRAEL                                        99,292                                        36,000 63,292 176%
EL SALVADOR                                         95,100                                                   – 95,100 0%
NEW ZEALAND                                        85,698                                      185,830 -100,132 -54%
CAMEROON                                        74,403                                                  – 74,403 0%
TANZANIA                                        73,273                                           2,720 70,553 2594%
MOROCCO                                        66,952                                                   – 66,952 0%
TAIWAN                                          51,215                                        73,490 -22,275 -30%
AUSTRALIA                                         41,458                                        64,389 -22,931 -36%
REUNION                                        38,760                                                 – 38,760 0%
SYRIA                                        26,840                                                  – 26,840 0%
SWAZILAND                                        23,656   23,656 0%
FINLAND                                        20,625 20,625 0%
BAHAMAS                                        20,000 20,000 0%
US MINOR ISLANDS                                         16,948                                                   – 16,948 0%
PALESTINE                                         16,500 16,500 0%
ALBANIA                                         14,960                                                 – 14,960 0%
HAITI                                         14,300                                                   – 14,300 0%
HONG KONG                                           14,110 11,564 2,546 22%
GREECE                                         13,800                                           5,000 8,800 176%
ANGOLA                                         12,720                                                  – 12,720 0%
BELARUS                                          11,975 11,700 275 2%
 SWEDEN                                         10,500                                             – 10,500 0%
SURINAME                                           9,296   9,296 0%
BRAZIL                                           9,000                                        35,500 -26,500 -75%
CAMBODIA                                           8,000                                                 – 8,000 0%
CZECH REPUBLIC                                           7,236 100 7,136 7136%
SPAIN                                           4,962                                        22,328 -17,366 -78%
PALAU                                           2,720 2,720 0%
BAHRAIN                                            1,500 1,500 0%
ITALY                                            1,380 1,380 0%
RWANDA                                            1,296                                                   – 1,296 0%
UGANDA                                                    – 92,311 -92,311 0%
GEORGIA                                                    –                                        55,856 -55,856 0%
AZERBAIJAN                                                    –                                        25,000 -25,000 0%
IRAQ                                                    – 13,880 -13,880 0%
COMOROS                                                    –                                           7,000 -7,000 0%
PAPUA NEW GUINEA                                                    –                                           5,432 -5,432 0%
TOTAL              480,330,230               443,461,219 36,869,011 8%