Flowers dominated horticulture exports in eleven months of the year to November as earnings rose to reach 101.1 billion from Kshs. 99 billion registered last year.
Data from the Agriculture and Food Authority (AFFA) indicate that the volume of flowers exports increased 33% from 287.8 million kilos in 2020 to 373.78 million kilos in 2021.
Roses accounted for the largest share of flowers export earnings with the value of exports standing at Kshs. 71.8 billion from 70.8 billion last year followed by mixed flowers with 17.8 billion and cuttings Kshs. 15.8 billion compared to Kshs. 94 billion and Kshs. 13 billion earned in 2020 respectively.
The total volume of horticulture exports increased to 313 million kilos with a value of Kshs. 150 billion.
“The total value of horticultural produce exported in 2021 from January to November rose from Kshs. 136.7 billion in 2020 to Kshs. 145.4 billion in 2021 representing a 6% increase. The total volume of exports increased by 85 million kilos representing a 30% rise that was attributed to increased demand especially flowers and vegetables,” said AFFA.
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