Growth in Kenya's cut-flower export and earnings
According to a report by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS), Kenya’s cut-flower exports grew by 20% in the first five months of 2017. This growth has been realized despite initially perceived challenges such as Brexit that industry pundits predicted would have an impact on the market.
KNBS data indicate that Kenya cut-flower export earned just over 340 million Euro compared to 285 million Euro over the same period in 2016.
The report further shows that Kenya exported 138,000 tonnes of flowers, fruits and vegetables in the first five moths of this year compared to 113,993 tonnes in 2016. Earnings from exports to the UK increased by 4.5 percent, to about 138 million euro compared to 132 million euro in 2016.