February 12, 2019 / 5:36 AM / 6 months ago

Kenya tea earnings, output seen falling in 2019: Tea directorate

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya’s tea export earnings are forecast to fall to 133 billion shillings ($1.32 billion) in 2019, from a record 140.86 billion shillings in 2018, due to a drop in export volumes, the Tea Directorate said in a statement late on Monday .

Total production was seen falling to 416 million kg this year, from 492.99 million kg in 2018, it added.

Reporting by George Obulutsa; Editing by Rashmi Aich

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