Kenya's flower export earnings fall in 2022 amid lower demand – Capital Business
NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 14 – Kenya’s flower export earnings declined to Sh90 billion in 2022, down from Sh110 billion posted in 2021 due to lower demand, the industry lobby said on Tuesday.
Clement Tulezi, chief executive officer of Kenya Flower Council, told journalists in Nairobi, that the country exported 210,000 tons of flowers in 2021, but the figure dropped by 15,000 tons in 2022.
“Lower consumer demand in key export markets resulted in reduced revenues for the flower sector in 2022,” said Tulezi.
Government statistics indicate that flowers are one of the country’s leading foreign exchange earners alongside tea, tourism, and diaspora remittances.
Tulezi revealed that the European Union absorbed approximately 70 percent of Kenya’s flower exports.
Kenya is among the world’s leading producers of cut flowers.