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Title:International Trade in Tea: A Case Study of Kenya
Author:Mishra, Mohan K.
Periodical:Ind-Africana: Collected Research Papers on Africa
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:international trade
Economics and Trade
international relations
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Abstract:Tea is vital to Kenya's economy. After coffee it is the second largest crop in terms of foreign exchange earnings, and has thus improved the balance of trade of the nation and the standard of living of its population. An examination of trends in tea production and prices for the years 1981-1985 shows that Kenya's tea exports have been increasing considerably, the UK being its most important market. Exports to the USA have also been expanding. Only a quarter of Kenyan tea is consumed locally. The instability in production and prices is the major problem confronting the tea industry in Kenya. Ref.