Kenya’s tea exports dropped 26 percent in Q1, affected by the civil unrest in Sudan.
Sudan, which is among the top five export destinations for Kenyan tea, has already seen import volumes decline. They expect fewer imports by Khartoum in the coming months should the civil strife continue.
The Tea Board of Kenya says the total volumes exported in the review period was 99.8 million kilogrammes, a drop from the 135 million kilos recorded in the corresponding period last year.
“Lower export volumes were due to less imports by Pakistan, Egypt and Sudan owing to challenges of forex reserves affecting these markets,” said the directorate.