Tea Market in Kenya
In value terms, tea production reduced to $ in estimated in export price. The total output value increased at an average annual rate of +% over the period from 2007 to ; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 when the production volume increased by %. Tea production peaked at $ in 2017; however, from 2018 to , production remained at a lower figure.
In , the average tea yield in Kenya fell notably to less than kg per ha, dropping by % on the year before. Overall, the yield showed a mild downturn. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2013 when the yield increased by % against the previous year. Over the period under review, the average tea yield reached the maximum level at tons per ha in 2007; however, from 2008 to , the yield remained at a lower figure. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.
In , the total area harvested in terms of tea production in Kenya plummeted to less than ha, dropping by % compared with the previous year's figure. Overall, the harvested area, however, saw notable growth. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2019 when the harvested area increased by % against the previous year. As a result, the harvested area attained the peak level of ha. From to , the growth of the tea harvested area failed to regain momentum.
The value of the tea market in Kenya soared to $ in , picking up by % against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). Over the period under review, consumption, however, continues to indicate a abrupt downturn. Tea consumption peaked at $ in 2010; however, from 2011 to , consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.