MAY – 2017

 

KENYA TEA INDUSTRY PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS FOR MAY 2017

PRODUCTION

 

Tea production for the month of May 2016 was 38.82 Million Kgs, against 37.20 Million Kgs recorded during the corresponding month of 2016. The marginal increase in production was largely attributed to scattered precipitation which was experienced in the East of Rift following which the region’s output rose from 13.66 Million Kgs to 16.17 Million Kgs. Consequently, good production was recorded within Smallholder sub-sector with output increasing from 21.62 Million Kgs to 23.58 Million Kgs. However, owing to consistent cold weather conditions coupled with with less rainfall, the output within the West of Rift decreased from 23.53 Million Kgs recorded in May 2016 to 22.64 Million Kgs. Production within the Plantation sub-sector decreased from 15.57 Million Kgs to 15.23 Million Kgs.

Cumulative production for the period January-May 2017 was significantly lower at 160.37 Million Kgs against 214.71 Million Kgs recorded during the corresponding period of 2016 owing to unfavorable weather conditions.

 

Table 1: Tea Production by Sub-Sector and Region (2017 vis-à-vis 2016)

Sector Region May  2017 May 2016 Variance Var.(%) Jan – May 2017 Jan – May 2016 Variance +/- Var.(%)
Plantation West of Rift              13,898,862              13,933,355  – 34,493 -0.25%               60,820,657                75,062,107    –     4,241,450 – 18.97%
East of Rift                 1,338,547                 1,645,790       –   307,243 – 18.67%                  5,996,236                  8,828,270      –   2,832,034 – 32.08%
Total     15,237,409      15,579,145 –   341,736  – 2.19%       66,816,893      83,890,377 –  17,073,484 – 20.35%
Smallholder West of Rift                 8,746,016                 9,602,107 – 856,091 – 8.92%                39,063,133               52,730,838 -13,667,705 – 25.92%
East of Rift               14,838,821               12,021,206              2,817,615 23.44%               54,494,799               78,098,642 –     23,603,843 – 30.22%
Total     23,584,837      21,623,313      1,961,524 9.07%      93,557,932     130,829,480 –  37,271,548 – 28.49%
Plantation & West of Rift             22,644,878             23,535,462 – 890,584 – 3.78%               99,883,790             127,792,945 –    27,909,155 – 21.84%
Smallholder East of Rift               16,177,368              13,666,996             2,510,372 18.37%                60,491,035                86,926,912 – 26,435,877 – 30.41%
Total     38,822,246     37,202,458      1,619,788 4.35%     160,374,825     214,719,857 –  54,345,032 – 25.31%

 

 

 

 

TEA SALES

AUCTION

 

During the month of May 2017, 30.84 Million kgs of Kenyan tea was sold through Mombasa Auction against 37.18 Million kgs recorded in May 2016. The average tea auction prices for Kenyan tea for the month of May 2017 was higher at USD 2.95 per Kg against 2.21 for the corresponding period of last year. However, it was slightly lower compared to over USD 2.90 recorded in the months January and February 2017. Cumulative average price for first five months of 2017 was also higher at USD 2.97 per Kg compared to USD 2.36 for the corresponding period of 2016. Improved prices to-date were attributable to good demand against lower supply of tea due to hot and dry weather conditions.

 

 

EXPORTS

 

The total export volume for the month of May 2017 was 28.05 Million Kgs compared to 43.36 Million Kgs recorded same period of last year, representing a 35% decrease. During the month, Kenya tea was shipped to thirty nine (39) export destinations compared to forty five (45) destinations for the same period of last year. Amongst these markets, Pakistan was the leading export destination for Kenyan tea having imported 11.36 Million Kgs, accounting for 40% of the total export volume. Other key export destinations for Kenyan tea were Egypt (3.55 Million Kgs), UAE (3.16), UK (2.06 Million Kgs), Yemen (0.92 Million Kgs), Sudan (0.86), Russia (0.72), Afghanistan (0.63 Million Kgs), Iran(0.44) Million Kgs),  and USA (0.37 Million Kgs. The ten export destinations, most of which which are traditional markets for Kenyan tea accounted for 86% of Kenya tea export volume. The Pakistan market recorded higher tea imports from Kenya while other markets recorded lower imports.

Amongst the emerging markets that recorded significantly higher tea imports from Kenya included Oman, Jordan, japan, Djibouti Hong Kong, Mynmar, and Singapore.

The total export volume for the period January-May 2017 was 174.54 Million Kgs compared to 213.77 Million Kgs recorded same period of last year.

 

 

LOCAL CONSUMPTION

 

Local tea consumption for May 2017 stood at 3.08 Million Kgs against 2.15 Million Kgs for the corresponding period of 2016 while cumulative tea consumption for the five months period upto May 2017 stood at 12.36 Million Kgs against 11.79 Million Kgs for the corresponding period of 2016.

 

 

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Table 3: Kenya Tea Exports by Destination (May  2017 vis-à-vis May  2016)

DESTINATION 2017 – QUANTITY KGS 2016 – QUANTITY KGS QUANTITY DIFF %AGE VARIANCE
PAKISTAN              11,362,037.00                     8,712,149 2,649,888 30%
EGYPT                3,551,912.70                     9,216,118 -5,664,205 -61%
UAE                3,168,286.00                     3,404,269 -235,983 -7%
UK                2,067,829.00                     4,148,429 -2,080,600 -50%
YEMEN                   927,150.00                     1,039,892 -112,742 -11%
SUDAN                   863,459.05                     2,197,548 -1,334,089 -61%
RUSSIA                   727,440.00                     1,660,648 -933,208 -56%
AFGHANSTAN                   637,428.00                     5,480,600 -4,843,172 -88%
IRAN                   447,236.00                        582,216 -134,980 -23%
USA                   379,804.00                        565,931 -186,127 -33%
KAZAKHSTAN                   375,497.00                        821,021 -445,524 -54%
SAUDI ARABIA                   327,460.00                        513,819 -186,359 -36%
POLAND                   296,942.00                        485,609 -188,667 -39%
OMAN                   274,958.00                        229,420 45,538 20%
JORDAN                   261,750.00                        209,131 52,619 25%
IRELAND                   244,182.00                        423,148 -178,966 -42%
INDONESIA                   237,929.00                        258,806 -20,877 -8%
CHAD                   172,000.00                                  – 172,000 0%
CHILE                   166,646.00                        164,420 2,226 1%
JAPAN                   185,600.00                        179,000 6,600 4%
NETHERLANDS                   147,584.00                        276,801 -129,217 -47%
INDIA                   131,120.00                        212,024 -80,904 -38%
MALAYSIA                   125,546.00                        264,000 -138,454 -52%
SRI LANKA                   122,198.00                                  – 122,198 0%
DJIBOUTI                   120,456.00                          16,000 104,456 653%
GERMAN                   102,876.00                        293,400 -190,524 -65%
ERUSSIA                     99,032.00                                  – 99,032 0%
SOMALIA                     95,744.00                        120,472 -24,728 -21%
BANGLADESH                     80,300.00                        272,324 -192,024 -71%
SWITZERLAND                     79,200.00                                  – 79,200 0%
TURKEY                     78,820.00                        256,792 -177,972 -69%
TAIWAN                     54,644.00                                  – 54,644 0%
HONK KONG                     37,501.00                            1,980 35,521 1794%
CHINA                     33,000.00                          87,640 -54,640 -62%
MYNMAR                     28,000.00                          20,000 8,000 40%
NIGERIA                     24,020.00                        739,345 -715,325 -97%
SOUTH AFRICA                     10,840.00                          98,000 -87,160 -89%
SINGAPORE                       8,760.00                            6,175 2,585 42%
CANADA                          200.00                          45,948 -45,748 -100%
UKRAINE                                  –                        103,884 -103,884 0%
LATIVIA                                  –                          60,000 -60,000 0%
UZBEKISTAN                                  –                          47,828 -47,828 0%
MOROCCO                                  –                          44,000 -44,000 0%
ISRAEL                                  –                          25,292 -25,292 0%
MAURITIUS                                  –                          23,400 -23,400 0%
US MINOR ISLADS                                  –                          16,948 -16,948 0%
AUSTRALIA                                  –                          16,550 -16,550 0%
BELARUS                                  –                          11,975 -11,975 0%
TAIWAN                                  –                            8,240 -8,240 0%
SWAZILAND                                  –                               216 -216 0%
TOTAL              28,055,386.75                   43,361,408 -15,306,021 -35%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 3: Kenya Tea Exports by Destination (Jan- May 2017 vis-à-vis Jan- May 2016)

DESTINATION 2017 – QUANTITY KGS 2016 – QUANTITY KGS QUANTITY DIFF %AGE VARIANCE
PAKISTAN                        69,188,045                        49,683,302             19,504,743 39%
EGYPT                        25,279,631                        41,494,321 –          16,214,690 -39%
UK                        15,349,508                        22,855,445 –             7,505,937 -33%
UAE                           9,909,861                        14,771,472 –             4,861,611 -33%
SUDAN                           8,978,625                        12,512,376 –             3,533,751 -28%
RUSSIA                           7,215,583                           8,361,898 –             1,146,315 -14%
YEMEN                           5,758,600                           5,313,497                    445,103 8%
AFGHANISTAN                           5,332,322                        24,910,946 –          19,578,624 -79%
KAZAKHSTAN                           3,011,186                           3,154,597 –                  143,411 -5%
USA                           2,284,424                           2,871,260 –                  586,836 -20%
SAUDI ARABIA                           2,245,332                           2,378,425 –                  133,093 -6%
POLAND                           2,163,230                           2,350,655 –                  187,425 -8%
IRELAND                           1,488,656                           2,044,889 –                  556,233 -27%
JORDAN                           1,484,500                           1,308,131                    176,369 13%
INDIA                           1,407,824                           1,287,854                    119,970 9%
IRAN                           1,327,260                           1,859,796 –                  532,536 -29%
NIGERIA                           1,015,939                           2,194,279 –             1,178,340 -54%
NETHERLANDS                               983,931                           1,395,701 –                  411,770 -30%
TURKEY                               917,449                           1,219,494 –                  302,045 -25%
CHINA                               756,076                               703,619                       52,457 7%
UKRAINE                               733,384                               468,666                    264,718 56%
SOMALIA                               732,817                           2,041,375 –             1,308,558 -64%
INDONESIA                               709,127                               863,734 –                  154,607 -18%
SWITZERLAND                               700,140                           1,031,740 –                  331,600 -32%
CHILE                               681,746                               566,700                    115,046 20%
JAPAN                               577,118                               534,026                       43,092 8%
SRI LANKA                               560,185                               165,864                    394,321 238%
MALAYSIA                               523,080                               912,543 –                  389,463 -43%
OMAN                               424,156                               846,208 –                  422,052 -50%
GERMANY                               382,602                               619,116 –                  236,514 -38%
CHAD                               313,046                               125,558                    187,488 149%
UZBEKISTAN                               275,196                               234,370                       40,826 17%
DJIBOUTI                               268,450                               128,000                    140,450 110%
BANGLADESH                               240,900                               374,622 –                  133,722 -36%
CANADA                               224,620                               311,616 –                     86,996 -28%
SOUTH AFRICA                               220,881                               445,260 –                  224,379 -50%
ERITREA                               130,000                                               –                    130,000 0%
TAIWAN                               121,394                                  45,215                       76,179 168%
MYAMAR                               109,200                                  73,600                       35,600 48%
HONG KONG                               100,401                                  11,860                       88,541 747%
ERUSSIA                                  99,032                                               –                       99,032 0%
MAURITIUS                                  91,000                                  23,400                       67,600 289%
KYRGYZSTAN                                  51,156                               202,400 –                  151,244 -75%
ISRAEL                                  50,000                                  26,840                       23,160 86%
AZERBAIJAN                                  45,000                                               –                       45,000 0%
SINGAPORE                                  31,740                                  36,075 –                        4,335 -12%
NEW ZEALAND                                  25,600                                  37,790 –                     12,190 -32%
GREECE                                  14,676                                  13,800                              876 6%
MACAO                                     5,000                                               –                          5,000 0%
ITALY                                     2,070                                     1,380                            690 50%
CHEC REPUBLIC                                          185                                          100                              85 85%
VIETNAM                                               –                               279,702 –                  279,702 0%
EPZ                                               –                               206,203 –                  206,203 0%
BELGIUM                                               –                               112,456 –                  112,456 0%
LATIVIA                                               –                                  60,000 –                     60,000 0%
CAMEROON                                               –                                  50,381 –                     50,381 0%
MOROCCO                                               –                                  66,952 –                     66,952 0%
SYRIA                                               –                                  26,840 –                     26,840 0%
REUNION                                               –                                  38,760 –                     38,760 0%
ISRAEL                                               –                                  25,292 –                     25,292 0%
AUSTRALIA                                               –                                  20,550 –                     20,550 0%
US MINOR ISLADS                                               –                                  16,948 –                     16,948 0%
ALBANIA                                               –                                  14,960 –                     14,960 0%
BELARUS                                               –                                  11,975 –                     11,975 0%
SURINAME                                               –                                     9,296 –                        9,296 0%
BRAZIL                                               –                                     9,000 –                        9,000 0%
ANGOLA                                               –                                     4,800 –                        4,800 0%
BAHRAIN                                               –                                     1,500 –                        1,500 0%
RWANDA                                               –                                     1,296 –                        1,296 0%
SWAZILAND                                               –                                          216 –                            216 0%
TOTAL                     174,541,884                     213,770,942 -39,229,058 -18%