Kenya exports hit 3.4 bln USD in H1

2021-07-29 16:05:29 GMT2021-07-30 00:05:29(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

NAIROBI, July 29 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's exports in the first half of 2021 hit 369 billion shillings (3.4 billion U.S. dollars), according to figures released by the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) on Thursday.

The largest export category was tea which generated 625 million dollars in the first six months of 2021 for the East African nation. The bulk of the commodity was purchased by Egypt, Pakistan, Britain, Russia and the United Arab Emirates.

Horticulture exports generated 624 million dollars to the country between January and June. The key destination for Kenya's fresh produce was the European Union, Britain, Russia and Japan.

Kenya's manufactured goods earned the country 236 million dollars in the first six months of this year. The major destinations for Kenya's industrial products were the East and Southern African regions.

Another significant export commodity was coffee which earned the country 149 million dollars. The rest of the country's exports consisted of chemical products and re-exports. Enditem