Announcements

Job offersmore »

Tweeting Growers

Last commentsmore »

Top 5 - yesterday

  • No news has been published yesterday.

Top 5 - last week

Top 5 - last month

Exchange ratesmore »




2017 compared to 2016:

Kenya's flower exports: Increase in volume and value

Kenya's flower exports and earnings are higher in the first five months of 2017, compared to the same period in 2016, reports the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS).

According to the data of the KNBS, from January to May, the total export volume increased by 16.5 percent, to 71.951,41 MT in 2017, compared to 60.074,37 MT over a similar period in 2016. The value of exports, however, increased even more; by 20.7 percent. In the first five months of 2017, the flower exports earned the country a total of Sh42,4 billion (about 347 million euro), compared to Sh35,1 billion (about 287 million euro) earned over a similar period in 2016.

These figures are quite interesting, considering the fact that no rise in exports was expected. Last May, Xinhua Net reported that the Kenya Flower Council (KFC) expects the export volumes to remain stagnant due to prevailing drought conditions that prompted flower farms to cut back on new investments. "Due to insufficient rainfall in the key flower-growing regions, we forecast that exports will remain similar to last year," KFC CEO Jane Ngige said.

On top of that, the UK leaving Europe was and is still expected to hit the flower, but also the tea and vegetable, exports (source: nation.co.ke). However, according to the data of the KNBS, the earnings from exports to the UK between January and May 2017 even increased by 4.5 percent, to Sh16.9 billion (about 138 million euro) compared to Sh16.2 billion (about 132 million euro) over a similar period in 2016.

For more information
Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS)
www.knbs.or.ke

Publication date: 8/11/2017
Author: Elita Vellekoop
Copyright: www.floraldaily.com

 


 

Other news in this sector:

8/18/2017 US (AK): Homer peony farms booming
8/18/2017 Europe: Direct trade sales increased during holiday period
8/17/2017 Understanding the market through better insights
8/17/2017 Ecuador: Flower exports fall to worst level in 4 years
8/17/2017 Colombian flower exports up 8% in first semester
8/16/2017 Dutch export of flowers and plants to Eastern Europe grows significantly
8/16/2017 Ethiopia pockets 271 mln USD from flower, horticulture export
8/16/2017 CAN: Ontario flower growers fear minimum wage hike
8/15/2017 "Consolidation in horticulture to continue"
8/14/2017 "Cost of land has become a prohibitive factor in Kenya"
8/14/2017 Uganda: Flower exporters set to invest $17.8m in value
8/14/2017 Kenya's post-election unrest leads to worker shortage
8/11/2017 FCC: Stronger Canadian dollar not all bad news for farmers
8/11/2017 Romania: Hoghilag is called the Land of Tuberoses
8/10/2017 Royal FloraHolland closes Florists Clock sooner than expected
8/9/2017 Flower farms affected by Kenyan elections?
8/9/2017 NL: Clock Presale exceeds last year’s final figures
8/9/2017 India: Floods in Bengal’s flower growing hub trigger shortage concerns
8/9/2017 US (ME): More wedding parties say ‘I do’ to local flowers
8/9/2017 China’s e-commerce floral market in 2017: an analysis

 

Leave a comment: (max. 500 characters)

  1. All comments which are not related to the article contents will be removed.
  2. All comments with non-related commercial content, will be removed.
  3. All comments with offensive language, will be removed.




  Display email address

  new code