Posted on October 11, 2023

In July Kenya shipped out the highest volume of horticultural produce in more than two years, supported by increased demand from export markets.

Latest data from the Central Bank of Kenya shows exports hit 65,172 tonnes in July, a 19.3 percent jump from 54,604 tonnes in June.
This is the highest export volume of fresh fruits, vegetables, and cut flowers since February 2021, when exporters sold 71,685 tonnes.

Fresh vegetables contribute the largest volume of the exports at 28,259 tonnes followed by fresh fruits (27,339 tonnes) and cut flowers (9,574 tonnes).

Avocados are the country’s largest export fruit followed by pineapples, mangoes, raspberries, passion fruits, and lemons. The main export vegetables include chillies, basil, peppermint, fine beans, mixed vegetables, snap peas, and herbs.

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