Tea production for the month of September 2023 recorded improved performance by 9.96 Million Kgs from 38.34 Million Kgs registered during the same period of last year to 48.30 Million Kgs. Production for September was also much more enhanced compared to 45.57 Million Kgs recorded in August and 44.69 Million Kgs in July this year. Improved production was attributed to moderate and well distributed rainfall coupled with warm temperatures recorded in tea growing areas in the Highlands West of the Rift Valley and some parts of the Central and South Rift Valley. In tea growing regions in the West of Rift, Kericho recorded moderate to high rainfall averaging from 37 to 141 mm daily. The rest of the regions (Kisii/Nyamira/Bomet and Nandi) recorded moderate precipitation ranging from 18 to 52 mm daily. However, low to moderate rainfall of up to a maximum of 28 mm daily was recorded in the East of Rift.Consequently, output in the West of Rift during the month of September this year was higher by 5.08 Million Kgs from 26.02 Million Kgs recorded during the same month of 2022 to 31.11 Million Kgs. Similarly, production within the East of Rift in the month of September surpassed that of the same period last year by 4.88 Million Kgs from 12.31 Million Kgs to 17.19 Million Kgs.
Kenya Tea Industry Performance Report - 2023 September