OCTOBER 2016

KENYA TEA INDUSTRY PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS FOR OCTOBER 2016

PRODUCTION

Tea production for the month of October 2016 stood at 41.34 Million Kgs, which was more or less similar to the volume recorded in October 2015.

However, production performance across the tea growing regions was varied with output within the West of Rift increasing from 25.64 Million Kgs to 26.06 Million Kgs. Production in the East of Rift was slightly lower at 15.27 Million Kgs from 15.69 Million Kgs. Across the sub-sectors, production within the Plantation sub-sector rose from 17.92 Million Kgs to 18.70 Million Kgs while that of the Smallholder sub-sector decreased marginally from 23.42 Million Kgs to 22.63 Million Kgs. Lower production in the East of Rift and consequently within the smallholder sub-sector was attributable to the late on-set of the “short-rains” season.

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 ten months of the year was higher at 388.00 Million Kgs against 312.44 Million Kgs recorded during the corresponding period of 2015.

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

 TEA SALES

 AUCTION

During the month, 26.14 Million kgs of Kenyan tea was sold through Mombasa Auction against 21.60 Million kgs recorded in October 2015. The Average Auction price was lower at USD 2.39 per Kg compared to 3.24 per kg for the same period of last year. Cumulative average price for the ten months of 2016 was also lower at USD 2.32 per Kg compared to USD 2.96 for the corresponding period of 2015.

EXPORTS

The total export volume for the month of October 2016 was 27.92 Million Kgs compared to 42.04 Million Kgs recorded in the same period of last year.

During the month, Kenya tea was shipped to thirty five (35) 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 10.58 Million Kgs, accounting for 38% of the total export volume. Other key export destinations for Kenyan tea were Egypt (3.17 Million Kgs), UAE (2.82 Million Kgs), UK (2.68 Million Kgs), Sudan (2.04 Million Kgs) Russia (1.50 Million Kgs),Yemen (0.92 Million Kgs),Kazakhastan(0.47 Million Kgs),Poland (0.39 Million kgs) and Iran(0.38 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 Indonesia, Malaysia, Ukraine, Canada and New Zealand.

The total export volume for the period January-October 2016 was 414.97 Million Kgs compared to 361.60 Million Kgs recorded same period of last year.

LOCAL CONSUMPTION

Local tea consumption for October 2016 stood at 2.21 Million Kgs against 2.41 Million Kgs for the corresponding period of 2015 while cumulative tea consumption for the ten period upto October 2016 was 23.97 Million Kgs against 24.83 Million Kgs for the same period of 2015. 

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

DESTINATION 2016 QUANTITY KGS 2015 QUANTITY KGS QUANTITY DIFF %AGE VARIANCE
PAKISTAN                     10,584,526                     12,789,753 -2,205,227 -17%
EGYPT                        3,174,477                        8,829,185 -5,654,708 -64%
UAE                        2,823,105                        2,074,557 748,548 36%
UK                        2,686,160                        5,247,525 -2,561,365 -49%
SUDAN                        2,043,089                        1,576,495 466,594 30%
RUSSIA                        1,503,277                        1,895,900 -392,623 -21%
YEMEN                             920,685                             771,350 149,335 19%
KAZAKHASTAN                             476,839                             755,342 -278,503 -37%
POLAND                             396,572                             500,146 -103,574 -21%
IRAN                             383,618                             253,360 130,258 51%
SOMALIA                             290,000                             469,555 -179,555 -38%
INDONESIA                             269,840                                90,260 179,580 199%
IRELAND                             252,052                             308,461 -56,409 -18%
SWITZERLAND                             242,000                                             – 242,000 0%
MALAYSIA                             217,214                             101,400 115,814 114%
JAPAN                             204,580                             203,596 984 0%
OMAN                             185,212                                94,744 90,468 95%
SAUDI ARABIA                             154,759                             493,467 -338,708 -69%
UKRAINE                             140,650                                14,575 126,075 865%
TURKEY                             134,500                             140,818 -6,318 -4%
USA                             128,532                             270,967 -142,435 -53%
AFGHANISTAN                             111,700                        3,524,871 -3,413,171 -97%
CANADA                             106,448                                43,160 63,288 147%
INDIA                             100,748                             333,528 -232,780 -70%
BANGLADESH                                90,860                             124,800 -33,940 -27%
NIGERIA                                73,800                             288,740 -214,940 -74%
GERMAN                                44,564                                89,680 -45,116 -50%
CHINA                                43,700                             123,600 -79,900 -65%
SRI LANKA                                40,888                                             – 40,888 0%
UZBEKISTAN                                24,800                                57,706 -32,906 -57%
ISRAEL                                24,000                                24,000 0 0%
NEW ZEALAND                                22,388                                12,180 10,208 84%
NETHERLANDS                                14,236                                48,380 -34,144 -71%
LATIVIA                                   9,920                                15,180 -5,260 -35%
CHECH REPUBLIC                                   6,956                                             – 6,956 0%
JORDAN                                             –                             197,270 -197,270 0%
BELGIUM                                             –                                71,616 -71,616 0%
SOUTH AFRICA                                             –                                56,000 -56,000 0%
CHILE                                             –                                48,946 -48,946 0%
DJIBOUTI                                             –                                32,000 -32,000 0%
SINGAPORE                                             –                                30,030 -30,030 0%
VIETNAM                                             –                                28,028 -28,028 0%
BRAZIL                                             –                                   9,000 -9,000 0%
GRAND TOTAL                     27,926,695                     42,040,171 -14,113,476 -34%

 

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

DESTINATION 2016 QUANTITY KGS 2015 QUANTITY KGS QUANTITY DIFF %AGE VARIANCE
PAKISTAN                              115,721,468                                 91,834,448 23,887,020 26%
EGYPT                                81,448,501                                 64,087,415 17,361,086 27%
UK                               40,077,981                                 36,367,932 3,710,049 10%
AFGHANISTAN                               34,219,547                                 34,322,927 -103,380 0%
UAE                              30,679,772                                 31,705,846 -1,026,074 -3%
SUDAN                                21,981,245                                 16,234,804 5,746,441 35%
RUSSIA                               16,703,895                                 20,020,084 -3,316,189 -17%
YEMEN                                11,458,742                                 10,714,259 744,483 7%
KAZAKHSTAN                                 7,907,505                                   7,037,958 869,547 12%
POLAND                                  4,973,156                                   6,032,380 -1,059,224 -18%
IRAN                                  4,346,441                                   2,964,609 1,381,832 47%
NIGERIA                                  3,849,146                                   3,089,361 759,785 25%
SOMALIA                                  3,824,581                                   3,963,653 -139,072 -4%
USA                                 3,775,230                                   2,958,176 817,054 28%
IRELAND                                 3,646,802                                   2,631,202 1,015,600 39%
SAUDI ARABIA                                 3,495,400                                  3,244,093 251,307 8%
INDIA                                  2,519,945                                   2,817,894 -297,949 -11%
TURKEY                                 2,479,205                                   1,380,640 1,098,565 80%
SWITZERLAND                                  2,291,860                                       91,700 2,200,160 2399%
NETHERLANDS                                  2,033,183                                  1,608,874 424,309 26%
MALAYSIA                                  1,695,943                                  1,687,609 8,334 0%
OMAN                                  1,584,602                                  1,310,949 273,653 21%
JORDAN                                   1,554,631                                  1,082,770 471,861 44%
INDONESIA                                   1,520,133                                   1,598,716 -78,583 -5%
CHILE                                  1,370,272                                  1,895,445 -525,173 -28%
JAPAN                                     1,117,128                                  1,623,062 -505,934 -31%
GERMANY                                   1,091,353                                     680,109 411,244 60%
CHINA                                       991,610                                  1,162,470 -170,860 -15%
UKRAINE                                     925,022                                 574,954 350,068 61%
SOUTH AFRICA                                     753,260                                   881,133 -127,873 -15%
BANGLADESH                                     623,982                                2,036,554 -1,412,572 -69%
CANADA                                      567,491                                610,033 -42,542 -7%
VIETNAM                                       381,134                              589,264 -208,130 -35%
EPZ                                     354,643                                          – 354,643 0%
SRI LANKA                                     347,669                              287,013 60,656 21%
UZBEKISTAN                                     323,974                             239,204 84,770 35%
CHAD                                      267,166                             225,640 41,526 18%
DJIBOUTI                                      215,356                              128,000 87,356 68%
MYANMAR                                     203,400                              259,763 -56,363 -22%
KYRGYZSTAN                                     202,400                                          – 202,400 0%
MAURITIUS                                      165,700                             159,804 5,896 4%
BELGIUM                                       161,328                              353,940 -192,612 -54%
SINGAPORE                                      137,843                              201,849 -64,006 -32%
ERITREA                                      130,000                             260,000 -130,000 -50%
LATIVIA                                      107,040                               20,772 86,268 415%
EL SALVADOR                                         95,100                                          – 95,100 0%
NEW ZEALAND                                        85,698                              173,030 -87,332 -50%
CAMEROON                                        74,403                                          – 74,403 0%
ISRAEL                                        73,292                                   36,000 37,292 104%
MOROCCO                                        66,952                                              – 66,952 0%
TAIWAN                                         45,215                                 73,490 -28,275 -38%
REUNION                                        38,760                                            – 38,760 0%
AUSTRALIA                                        34,356                                63,469 -29,113 -46%
SYRIA                                        26,840                                           – 26,840 0%
SWAZILAND                                        23,656                                            – 23,656 0%
TANZANIA                                        23,273                                     2,720 20,553 756%
FINLAND                                        20,625                                            – 20,625 0%
US MINOR ISLADS                                         16,948                                               – 16,948 0%
PALESTINE                                         16,500                                           – 16,500 0%
ALBANIA                                         14,960                                           – 14,960 0%
HONG KONG                                           14,110                                 11,564 2,546 22%
GREECE                                         13,800                                           – 13,800 0%
BELARUS                                          11,975                                 11,700 275 2%
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%
ANGOLA                                           6,000                                            – 6,000 0%
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%
TOTAL              414,974,538                 361,601,256 53,373,282 15%