NOVEMBER 2016

KENYA TEA INDUSTRY PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS FOR NOVEMBER  2016

PRODUCTION

Tea production for the month of November 2016 was 39.90 Million Kgs, against 40.38 Million Kgs recorded during the corresponding month of 2015. Lower production was attributed to less precipitation recorded in the East of Rift, consequent to which the region’s output declined from 16.68 Million Kgs to 12.40 Million Kgs. However, production within the West of Rift increased from 23.69 Million Kgs to 27.49 Million Kgs owing to favourable weather conditions characterized by heavy down pour in Bomet, Kisii, Nyamira and Nandi counties. Across the sub-sectors, production within the Plantation sub-sector rose from 16.07 Million Kgs to 19.06 Million Kgs while that of the Smallholder sub-sector decreased from 24.30 Million Kgs 20.83 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 eleven months of the year was higher at 427.90 Million Kgs against 352.82 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, 23.63 Million kgs of Kenyan tea was sold through Mombasa Auction against 35.72 Million kgs recorded in November 2015. The Average Auction price was lower at USD 2.68 per Kg compared to 3.60 per kg for the same period of last year. Cumulative average price for the eleven months of 2016 was also lower at USD 2.35 per Kg compared to USD 2.97 for the corresponding period 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 November 2016 was 30.68 Million Kgs compared to 38.50 Million Kgs recorded in the same period of last year.

During the month, Kenya tea was shipped to forty one (41) export destinations compared to forty two (42) destinations for the same period of last year. Amongst these markets, Pakistan was the leading export destination for Kenyan tea having imported 12.68 Million Kgs, accounting for 41% of the total export volume. Other key export destinations for Kenyan tea were UAE (3.00 Million Kgs), UK (2.75 Million Kgs), Sudan (1.71 Million Kgs), Egypt (1.67 Million Kgs), Russia (1.32 Million Kgs),Yemen (1.18 Million Kgs), Kazakhastan (0.65 Million Kgs), Poland (0.55 Million kgs) and Somalia (0.53 Million Kgs). The ten export destinations, most of which which are traditional markets for Kenyan tea accounted for 85% of Kenya tea export volume. Amongst the markets that recorded higher tea imports from Kenya included Netherlands, Malaysia, Oman, Canada, Belgium and Australia.

The total export volume for the period ended November 2016 was 445.66 Million Kgs compared to 400.10 Million Kgs recorded same period of last year.

LOCAL CONSUMPTION

Local tea consumption for November 2016 stood at 2.28 Million Kgs against 2.38 Million Kgs for the corresponding period of 2015 while cumulative tea consumption for the eleven months period upto November 2016 was 26.25 Million Kgs against 27.21 Million Kgs for the same period of 2015.

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

DESTINATION 2016 QUANTITY (KGS) 2015 QUANTITY (KGS) QUANTITY DIFF %AGE VARIANCE
 PAKISTAN                    12,684,095                    12,732,217 -48,122 0%
UAE                      3,000,498                      2,488,800 511,698 21%
 UK                      2,757,376                      3,818,245 -1,060,869 -28%
 SUDAN                      1,713,397                      2,571,940 -858,543 -33%
 EGYPT                      1,674,403                      5,801,710 -4,127,307 -71%
 RUSSIA                      1,326,686                      1,055,927 270,759 26%
 YEMEN                      1,185,044                      1,175,100 9,944 1%
 KAZAKHSTAN                         657,840                         731,640 -73,800 -10%
 POLAND                         556,290                         794,390 -238,100 -30%
 SOMALIA                         539,724                         266,784 272,940 102%
 NETHERLANDS                         510,073                           96,966 413,107 426%
 NIGERIA                         399,642                         713,443 -313,801 -44%
 IRAN                         380,282                         248,809 131,473 53%
 AFGHANISTAN                         346,863                      3,050,734 -2,703,871 -89%
 JORDAN                         327,500                         197,000 130,500 66%
 TURKEY                         312,332                         182,424 129,908 71%
 INDONESIA                         286,300                         239,726 46,574 19%
 IRELAND                         275,036                         236,354 38,682 16%
 SAUDI ARABIA                         264,130                         237,598 26,532 11%
 MALAYSIA                         244,626                           37,200 207,426 558%
 OMAN                         191,042                           48,420 142,622 295%
 USA                         186,280                         379,599 -193,319 -51%
 BELGIUM                         148,256                           47,860 100,396 210%
 GERMANY                         140,167                           84,809 55,358 65%
 EPZ                           90,050                                  – 90,050 0%
 SRI LANKA                           80,216                           44,976 35,240 78%
 UKRAINE                           60,935                         100,738 -39,803 -40%
 TANZANIA                           50,000                                  – 50,000 0%
INDIA                           49,222                         245,596 -196,374 -80%
 CHINA                           41,540                           19,260 22,280 116%
 CANADA                           33,105                           14,560 18,545 127%
 DJIBOUTI                           32,000                           48,000 -16,000 -33%
 MYANMAR                           26,000                                  – 26,000 0%
 MAURITIUS                           25,100                                  – 25,100 0%
 SWITZERLAND                           24,200                                  – 24,200 0%
BAHAMAS                           20,000                                  – 20,000 0%
 SOUTH AFRICA                           14,000                           51,680 -37,680 -73%
 JAPAN                           11,440                         138,779 -127,339 -92%
 SWEDEN                           10,500                                  – 10,500 0%
AUSTRALIA                             7,102                                920 6,182 672%
 TAIWAN                             6,000                                  – 6,000 0%
BANGLADESH                                  –                         317,964 -317,964 0%
VIETNAM                                  –                           80,069 -80,069 0%
KYRGZSTAN                                  –                           48,200 -48,200 0%
CHILE                                  –                           45,620 -45,620 0%
CHAD                                  –                           40,028 -40,028 0%
UZBEKISTAN                                  –                           37,105 -37,105 0%
LATVIA                                  –                           19,816 -19,816 0%
PAPUA NEW GUINEA                                  –                             5,432 -5,432 0%
GREECE                                  –                             5,000 -5,000 0%
 TOTAL                    30,689,292                    38,501,438 -7,812,146 -20%

 

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

DESTINATION 2016-QUANTITY (KGS) 2015-QUANTITY (KGS) QUANTITY DIFF %AGE Variance
PAKISTAN                  128,405,563                  104,566,665 23,838,898 23%
EGYPT                    83,122,904                    69,889,125 13,233,779 19%
UK                    42,835,357                    40,186,177 2,649,180 7%
AFGHANISTAN                    34,566,410                    37,373,661 -2,807,251 -8%
UAE                    33,680,270                    34,194,646 -514,376 -2%
SUDAN                    23,694,642                    18,806,744 4,887,898 26%
RUSSIA                    18,030,581                    21,076,011 -3,045,430 -14%
YEMEN                    12,643,786                    11,889,359 754,427 6%
KAZAKHSTAN                       8,565,345                       7,769,598 795,747 10%
POLAND                       5,529,446                       6,826,770 -1,297,324 -19%
IRAN                       4,726,723                       3,213,418 1,513,305 47%
SOMALIA                       4,364,305                       4,230,437 133,868 3%
NIGERIA                       4,248,788                       3,802,804 445,984 12%
USA                       3,961,510                       3,337,775 623,735 19%
IRELAND                       3,921,838                       2,867,556 1,054,282 37%
SAUDI ARABIA                       3,759,530                       3,481,691 277,839 8%
TURKEY                       2,791,537                       1,563,064 1,228,473 79%
INDIA                       2,569,167                       3,063,490 -494,323 -16%
NETHERLANDS                       2,543,256                       1,705,840 837,416 49%
SWITZERLAND                       2,316,060                            91,700 2,224,360 2426%
MALAYSIA                       1,940,569                       1,724,809 215,760 13%
JORDAN                       1,882,131                       1,279,770 602,361 47%
INDONESIA                       1,806,433                       1,838,442 -32,009 -2%
OMAN                       1,775,644                       1,359,369 416,275 31%
CHILE                       1,370,272                       1,941,065 -570,793 -29%
GERMANY                       1,231,520                          764,918 466,602 61%
JAPAN                       1,128,568                       1,761,841 -633,273 -36%
CHINA                       1,033,150                       1,181,730 -148,580 -13%
UKRAINE                          985,957                          675,692 310,265 46%
SOUTH AFRICA                          767,260                          932,813 -165,553 -18%
BANGLADESH                          623,982                       2,354,518 -1,730,536 -73%
CANADA                          600,596                          624,593 -23,997 -4%
EPZ                          444,693                                      – 444,693 0%
SRI LANKA                          427,885                          331,989 95,896 29%
VIETNAM                          381,134                          669,333 -288,199 -43%
UZBEKISTAN                          323,974                          276,309 47,665 17%
BELGIUM                          309,584                          401,800 -92,216 -23%
CHAD                          267,166                          265,668 1,498 1%
DJIBOUTI                          247,356                          176,000 71,356 41%
MYANMAR                    229,400                          259,763 -30,363 -12%
KYRGYZSTAN                          202,400                            48,200 154,200 320%
MAURITIUS                          190,800                          159,804 30,996 19%
SINGAPORE                          137,843                          201,849 -64,006 -32%
ERITREA                          130,000                          260,000 -130,000 -50%
LATIVIA                          107,040                            40,588 66,452 164%
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%
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 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                               5,000 8,800 176%
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%
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%
PAPUA NEW GUINEA                                      –                               5,432 -5,432 0%
TOTAL                  445,663,830                  400,102,694 45,561,136 11%