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Kenya's sisal export earnings rise 9.2 pct in 2021

20 Jan 2022, 03:30 GMT+10

NAIROBI, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's earnings from sisal surged 9.2 percent in 2021 on higher global prices in destination markets, the Agriculture Food Authority (AFA) said in a report released on Wednesday.

The east African nation earned 5.12 billion shillings (about 45 million U.S. dollars) from the crop in 2021, up from 41.2 million dollars in 2020, according to AFA.

The export earnings rose despite production remaining flat during the period, where the country produced 29,474 tons, a marginal rise from 29,268 tons in 2020, AFA said.

It said most of the produce was exported in the fourth quarter due to improved prevailing weather conditions experienced in the period.

Kenya's top sisal markets include Nigeria, Ghana, Spain, China, and Morocco.

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