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Kenya tea industry performance highlights for the year 2022 and December 2022

Updated Mar 20, 2023
Total tea production for the year 2022 in Kenya was lower by 2.79 Million Kgs to stand at 535.04 Million Kgs against 537.83 Million Kgs recorded in 2021.
According to the Tea Board of Kenya, lower production for the year 2022 was attributed to depressed (below average) and poorly distributed rainfall in the months of March and April during the “long Rains” and in November during the “Short Rains” season. Though the months of April and November usually mark the peak of the “long Rains” and Short Rains” season, respectively, the rainfall received in most parts of the country was occasional, depressed and unevenly distributed while in other areas, weather conditions were mostly sunny and dry. The rainfall amounts received was also below the Long-term Mean for the respective months owing to the effects of “La nina” weather conditions. During the year 2022, the total volume of Kenya tea sold at the auction was higher at 410.26 Million Kgs compared to 388.28 Million Kgs in 2021 but lower against 415.98 Million Kgs in 2020. However, auction prices for Kenya tea were higher at an average of USD 2.49 per Kg compared to USD 2.10 for the year ...
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