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Rwandan Tea Producer Shines in Kenya, Sold Record Price

Nov 06, 2019 01:44 PM
Rwandan Tea Producer Shines in Kenya, Sold Record Price Mombasa, Africa Business Radio, Tea, Rwanda, Africa Business News, Nyabihu Tea Factory

Tea processed by Nyabihu Tea Factory on Tuesday sold at a record price of $7.22 (about Rwf6,624.89) per kilogram, the highest price in the history of the Mombasa trading where a dozen producers from the region sell their tea. Mombasa is the largest black tea auction center in the world after Colombo, Sri-Lanka. Thushara Pinidiya, the Director of Nyabihu Tea Factory told Business Times that it was all down to the good manufacturing practices and best plantation management. The recent highest bid in October last month on Mombasa auction was earned by the same tea processing company at $6.64 (about Rwf6,096) per kilo. Nyabihu Tea Factory is based in the Nyabihu District, Western Province with tea plantation covering at 1,043.54 hectares. Last year, the company sold 1.5 million kilos of tea with Pinidiya saying that they anticipate selling 1.8 million kilos and 2 million kilos this year and 2020, respectively. According to the National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB), last month Rwanda sold 1,968,267 kilos of tea at an average price of $3.07 per kilo at the Mombasa tea auction.

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