Kenya is a leading exporter of fruit juice in East Africa and could become dominant in other African markets. Exports of fresh passion fruit to Uganda and fresh mango to Tanzania have also increased significantly over the past three years due to favourable climatic conditions and suitable varieties.
Mangoes, avocadoes, and passion fruit are the most important export fruits from Kenya. These crops are of strategic importance as they provide cash income, contribute significantly to the nutrition and household food budgets of producers.
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Monthly export value of fruits from Kenya 2019-2020
In October 2020, the export value of fruits from Kenya declined to 889.9 million Kenyan shillings (Kshs.), around eight million U.S. dollars, which was the lowest value in the whole year. The indicator has been decreasing since May when it reached a peak of 5.6 billion Kshs. (approximately 51 million U.S. dollars). The giant increase in that month might be related to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic in Europe, as the shortage of fruits and vegetables in the region may have boosted the demand for Kenya’s horticulture production.