Rosecoco: Kenya ranked top in beens production on the continent.

Rosecoco: Kenya is ranked top in beens production on the continent.

Today I share some data on Beans ๐Ÿซ˜ (dry) Production (2017 to 2021)Kenya ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช ranks 3rd in Africa in Production of Beans, just behind Tanzania ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ and Uganda ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌ, and 9th Globally

Between 2017 and 2021, Kenya’s annual production averaged 0.77 Million MTs (Uganda ~ 0.81 Million MTs and Tanzania ~ 1.27 Million MTs)

Adding Ethiopia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡น (4th in Africa), Burundi ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎ (5th) and Rwanda ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผ (6th), the 6 East African Countries account to 60% of Africa’s Production

Back to Kenya; although the country ranks 3rd in the continent, there has been a downward trend in production over the years

The annual production has declined from a high of 0.85 Million MTs in 2017 to the 2021 estimate of 0.67 Million MTs, which is a 21% drop in 5 years

The annual consumption of Beans in Kenya is estimated as 14 KGs/Person/Year, and highest in Western Kenya at 66 KGs/Person/Year.

Kenyaโ€™s annual average per capita consumption is 5th highest in the continent, and also globally just behind Rwanda ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผ, Burundi ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎ, Tanzania ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ and Uganda ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌ in that order

By quantity, Kenya in 2022 consumed about 0.72 Million MTs against a production of 0.67 Million MTs and hence a deficit of roughly 50,000 MTs

In addition, Kenya does export about 60,000 MTs and hence the deficit widens to roughly 110,000 MTs and hence importation to bridge the gap

The Top 5 export markets for the Kenyan Beans include India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ, Pakistan ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ , Vietnam ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ, UAE ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช and Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ in that order

On the Opposite, Kenya imports most of its Beans from Tanzania ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ, Ethiopia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡น and Uganda ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌ

Some of the major Rose Coco, Mwรฎtemania, Wairimu, Mwezi Moja among others. Some of the leading producers of dry beans in Kenya include Bungoma, Narok, Kisii, Trans Nzoia, Kakamega, Bomet, Meru among others

Norbert Bwire

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