15 September 1998
Commodities
  • Kenya heads for record tea harvest

    KENYA is heading for a record tea harvest after last years poor yield. The country produced 178 million kg of tea in the first seven months of 1998, 59% more than the same period last year.

    Tea is Kenyas biggest commodity export. Some 90% of its output is sold abroad.

    Other big tea producers are expecting record crops, although parts of central Africa, such as Malawi, had suffered from poor weather.