NOVEMBER 2017

KENYA TEA INDUSTRY PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS FOR NOVEMBER 2017

PRODUCTION

Tea production for the month of November 2017 was 45.37 Million Kgs, against 39.90 Million Kgs recorded during the corresponding month of 2016. The increase in production was largely attributed to good rainfall condition experienced in the East of Rift as well as occasional precipitation in the west of Rift, both of which was characterized by warm temperatures. Consequently. production within the East of Rift increased from 12.40 Million Kgs recorded in November 2016 to 17.05 Million Kgs. Within the West of Rift, output increased marginally from 27.49 Million Kgs to 28.32 Million Kgs. Higher production was therefore recorded within the Small-holder sub-sector due to its dominance in the East of Rift while marginal increase was recorded in the Plantation sub-sector, which is more widespread in the West of Rift. In comparison with November 2016, tea output within the Smallholder sub-sector increased from 20.83 Million Kgs to 25.77 Million Kgs while that of the Plantation sub-sector rose from 19.06 Million Kgs to 19.59 Million Kgs.

Cumulative production for the eleven months of the year was 8.31% lower from 427.90 Million Kgs recorded during the corresponding period of 2016 to 392.35 Million Kgs.

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

PRODUCTION (KGS) November  2017 November 2016 Variance Var.(%) Jan – Nov 2017 Jan – Nov 2016 Variance Var.(%)
Plantation West of Rift     17,550,614     17,231,677       318,937 1.85%      160,310,299     171,993,759 – 11,683,460 -6.79%
East of Rift       2,043,423       1,832,432      210,991 11.51%        13,721,531      16,684,424 –   2,962,893 -17.76%
Total  19,594,037  19,064,109     529,928 2.78%   174,031,830  188,678,183 – 14,646,353 -7.76%
Smallholder West of Rift      10,769,813    10,268,203      501,610 4.89%        97,894,286      106,437,112 –   8,542,826 -8.03%
East of Rift     15,009,668    10,570,882   4,438,786 41.99%      120,424,990     132,792,618 – 12,367,628 -9.31%
Total   25,779,481  20,839,085  4,940,396 23.71%  218,319,276  239,229,730 – 20,910,454 -8.74%
 
Plantation & Smallholder West of Rift    28,320,427     27,499,880      820,547 2.98%   258,204,585     278,430,871 – 20,226,286 -7.26%
East of Rift     17,053,091      12,403,314   4,649,777 37.49%     134,146,521      149,477,042 – 15,330,521 -10.26%
Total  45,373,518  39,903,194  5,470,324 13.71%  392,351,106  427,907,913 – 35,556,807 -8.31%

TEA SALES

AUCTION

During the month of November 2017, 28.52 Million kgs of Kenyan tea was sold through Mombasa Auction against 23.63 Million kgs recorded in November 2016. The average tea auction prices for Kenyan tea for the month of November 2017 was higher at USD 2.98 per Kg against 2.68 for the corresponding period of last year. Cumulative average price for the eleven months of 2017 was also higher at USD 2.99 per Kg compared to USD 2.35 for the corresponding period of 2016. Improved prices to-date were attributable to good demand against lower supply of tea in the first quarter of the year due to hot and dry weather conditions.

EXPORTS

The total export volume for the month of November 2017 was 37.29 Million Kgs compared to 30.68 Million Kgs recorded same period of last year. During the month, Kenya tea was shipped to forty four (44) export destinations compared to forty one (41) destinations for the same period of last year.

Amongst the tea markets for Kenya, Pakistan was the leading export destination having imported 14.09 million Kgs which accounted for 38% of the total export volume. Other key export destinations were Egypt (8.70 Million Kgs), Sudan (3.18 Million Kgs), UAE (2.15 Million Kgs), UK (1.85 Million ), Yemen(1.38 Million Kgs), Russia (0.86 Million Kgs), Kazakhastan(0.68 Million Kgs), Switzerland (0.42 Million Kgs) and Saudi Arabia (0.33 Million Kgs). The ten export  destinations accounted for 90% of Kenya tea export volume with Switzerland recording increased imports by 1670%. Significant growth was also recorded in emerging markets of India, Ukraine, Japan, China, Mauritius, Canada, Taiwan and Sri-Lanka.

The total export volume for the period January-Nov 2017 was 388.87 Million Kgs compared to 445.66 Million Kgs recorded same period of last year.

LOCAL CONSUMPTION

Local tea consumption for November 2017 stood at 3.65 Million Kgs against 2.28 Million Kgs for the corresponding period of 2016 while cumulative tea consumption for the eleven months period upto November 2017 was 33.73 Million Kgs against 26.25 Million Kgs for the same period of 2016.

21ST NOVEMBER, 2017

Table 2: Kenya Tea Exports by Destination (Nov 2017 vis-à-vis Nov 2016)

DESTINATION 2017 – QUANTITY (KGS) 2016 – QUANTITY (KGS) QUANTITY DIFF %AGE VARIANCE
PAKISTAN                          14,096,025                           12,684,095 1,411,930 11%
EGYPT                            8,706,523                              1,674,403 7,032,120 420%
SUDAN                             3,188,709                              1,713,397 1,475,312 86%
UAE                              2,155,241                             3,000,498 -845,257 -28%
UK                              1,851,187                              2,757,376 -906,189 -33%
YEMEN                              1,387,176                              1,185,044 202,132 17%
RUSSIA                               860,548                              1,326,686 -466,138 -35%
KAZAKHSTAN                                685,646                                  657,840 27,806 4%
SWITZERLAND                               428,400                                    24,200 404,200 1670%
SAUDI ARABIA                                331,570                                  264,130 67,440 26%
USA                               328,496                                  186,280 142,216 76%
IRAN                                323,322                                 380,282 -56,960 -15%
CHILE                                287,858                                                  – 287,858 0%
JORDAN                                265,950                                  327,500 -61,550 -19%
IRELAND                                241,490                                  275,036 -33,546 -12%
INDIA                                240,712                                    49,222 191,490 389%
AFGHANSTAN                                 176,162                                  346,863 -170,701 -49%
UKRAINE                                 174,105                                    60,935 113,170 186%
MALAYSIA                                146,880                                  244,626 -97,746 -40%
JAPAN                                 131,605                                     11,440 120,165 1050%
INDONESIA                                123,320                                 286,300 -162,980 -57%
POLAND                                120,380                                  556,290 -435,910 -78%
BANGLADESH                               120,000                                                  – 120,000 0%
SOMALIA                                 111,290                                  539,724 -428,434 -79%
TURKEY                                  97,366                                  312,332 -214,966 -69%
SRI LANKA                                  88,160                                    80,216 7,944 10%
NIGERIA                                 84,000                                  399,642 -315,642 -79%
CHINA                                  75,296                                    41,540 33,756 81%
CHAD                                  69,050                                                  – 69,050 0%
MAURITIUS                                 62,000                                    25,100 36,900 147%
CANADA                                  51,200                                    33,105 18,095 55%
GHANA                                 50,000                                                  – 50,000 0%
HONG KONG                                 50,000                                                  – 50,000 0%
DJIBOUTI                                 48,000                                   32,000 16,000 50%
AZERBAIJAN                                  44,066                                                  – 44,066 0%
GERMAN                                 28,680                                  140,167 -111,487 -80%
UZBEKISTAN                                 24,000                                                  – 24,000 0%
TAIWAN                                  19,600                                      6,000 13,600 227%
SOUTH AFRICA                                  10,000                                    14,000 -4,000 -29%
MOROCCO                                    4,320                                                  – 4,320 0%
KYRGYZSTAN                                      4,177                                                  – 4,177 0%
EPZ                                     1,595                                   90,050 -88,455 -98%
NETHERLANDS                                         131                                  510,073 -509,942 -100%
CZECH PEP.                                          95                                                  – 95 0%
AUSTRALIA                                              –                                        7,102 -7,102 -100%
BAHAMAS                                             –                                   20,000 -20,000 -100%
 BELGIUM                                             –                                  148,256 -148,256 -100%
 MYANMAR                                           –                                   26,000 -26,000 -100%
 OMAN                                       –                                  191,042 -191,042 -100%
 SWEDEN                                           –                                    10,500 -10,500 -100%
 TANZANIA                                      –                                   50,000 -50,000 -100%
TOTAL                           37,294,331                       30,689,292 6,605,039 22%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

DESTINATION 2017 – QUANTITY (KGS) 2016 – QUANTITY (KGS) QUANTITY DIFF %AGE VARIANCE
PAKISTAN                    144,658,854                    128,405,563 16,253,291 13%
EGYPT                      61,502,925                      83,122,904 -21,619,979 -26%
UK                      37,284,386                      42,835,357 -5,550,971 -13%
UAE                      26,723,444                      33,680,270 -6,956,826 -21%
SUDAN                     20,845,883                      23,694,642 -2,848,759 -12%
RUSSIA                       15,532,235                      18,030,581 -2,498,346 -14%
YEMEN                       12,445,676                      12,643,786 -198,110 -2%
AFGHANISTAN                         8,647,767                    34,566,410 -25,918,643 -75%
KAZAKHSTAN                         6,959,481                        8,565,345 -1,605,864 -19%
POLAND                         5,284,183                        5,529,446 -245,263 -4%
USA                        4,604,925                         3,961,510 643,415 16%
NIGERIA                         4,264,619                        4,248,788 15,831 0%
SAUDI ARABIA                        3,956,908                        3,759,530 197,378 5%
IRAN                       3,086,454                         4,726,723 -1,640,269 -35%
IRELAND                        3,046,759                        3,921,838 -875,079 -22%
INDIA                         2,752,422                         2,569,167 183,255 7%
JORDAN                        2,606,522                          1,882,131 724,391 38%
SWITZERLAND                       2,444,006                        2,316,060 127,946 6%
NETHERLANDS                        2,063,303                 2,543,256 -479,953 -19%
TURKEY                     2,041,291                               2,791,537 -750,246 -27%
JAPAN                         1,847,297                       1,128,568 718,729 64%
INDONESIA                        1,818,890                        1,806,433 12,457 1%
CHILE                        1,800,938                        1,370,272 430,666 31%
UKRAINE                        1,680,506                            985,957 694,549 70%
SOMALIA                       1,574,465                      4,364,305 -2,789,840 -64%
MALAYSIA                     1,257,976                         1,940,569 -682,593 -35%
CHINA                          1,021,631                         1,033,150 -11,519 -1%
SRI LANKA                             911,981                            427,885 484,096 113%
GERMANY                            732,532                         1,231,520 -498,988 -41%
OMAN                         691,452                         1,775,644 -1,084,192 -61%
CHAD                            538,885                               267,166 271,719 102%
SOUTH AFRICA                488,820                              767,260 -278,440 -36%
BANGLADESH                          480,900                   623,982 -143,082 -23%
DJIBOUTI                 424,450                  247,356 177,094 72%
CANADA                  399,188                              600,596 -201,408 -34%
HONG KONG                         301,520                        14,110 287,410 2037%
BELGIUM        299,578                        309,584 -10,006 -3%
UZBEKISTAN                                 299,196 323,974 -24,778 -8%
MAURITIUS                                279,350                             190,800 88,550 46%
MYAMAR                      234,800                               229,400 5,400 2%
NEW ZEALAND                                 198,140                                       85,698 112,442 131%
TAIWAN                            195,380                      51,215 144,165 281%
SINGAPORE                       154,335                                  137,843 16,492 12%
ERITREA                      130,000                              130,000                                     – 0%
AZERBAIJAN                         89,066                                         – 89,066 0%
KYRGYZSTAN  55,333                            202,400 -147,067 -73%
ISRAEL                               50,000                   73,292 -23,292 -32%
GHANA                          50,000                                       – 50,000 0%
CZECH REPUBLIC                            27,397                                7,236 20,161 279%
VIET NAM                                20,570                           381,134 -360,564 -95%
GREECE                              14,676                                13,800 876 6%
US MINOR OUTLING ISLANDS                            14,032            16,948 -2,916 -17%
LATVIA                9,320                           107,040 -97,720 -91%
GABON                               9,032                                            – 9,032 0%
BRAZIL          6,000                                  9,000 -3,000 -33%
MACAO                           5,000                             – 5,000 0%
MOROCCO                            4,820                                      66,952 -62,132 -93%
ITALY                                2,882                                  1,380 1,502 109%
AUSTRALIA                                 1,600                          41,458 -39,858 -96%
EPZ                             1,595                  444,693 -443,098 -100%
ALBANIA                                     –                               14,960 -14,960 0%
ANGOLA                                          –                                  6,000 -6,000 0%
BAHAMAS                                       –              20,000 -20,000 0%
BAHRAIN                                      –                                  1,500 -1,500 0%
BELARUS                                     –                                11,975 -11,975 0%
CAMBODIA                                      –                      8,000 -8,000 0%
CAMEROON                                       –                    74,403 -74,403 0%
EL SALVADOR                                       –                                   95,100 -95,100 0%
FINLAND                                     –                               20,625 -20,625 0%
PALAU                                       –                        2,720 -2,720 0%
PALESTINE                                      –                         16,500 -16,500 0%
REUNION                                 –                              38,760 -38,760 0%
RWANDA                                 –                                     1,296 -1,296 0%
SPAIN                                            –                                 4,962 -4,962 0%
SURINAME                                       –                                      9,296 -9,296 0%
SWAZILAND                                          –                                 23,656 -23,656 0%
 SWEDEN                                          –                                  10,500 -10,500 0%
SYRIA                                         –                           26,840 -26,840 0%
TANZANIA                                  –                                     73,273 -73,273 0%
TOTAL                   388,875,576 445,663,830.00 -56,788,254 -13%