(Ecofin Agency) - Uganda’s tea exports that transited via Mombasa auction centers grew by 11.6% in 2017, The monitor, quoting figures from Bank of Uganda, reports.
According to information reported by the media, this growth of the tea exported via the auction centers in Mombasa Kenya also indicates an increase in value of the exports in the past three years. Indeed, in 2017, the country exported $79.8 million via those auction centers against $71.5 million in 2016.
The country’s direct exports grew to reach about $20.2 million of tea exported to Sudan, Egypt and the DRC.
Let’s note that Pakistan, the UK and most recently, the United Arab Emirates are the main markets for East African countries.