The weekly Mombasa Tea Auction held on the 22nd, 23rd, and 24th February 2021 had 13.4 million kilograms of tea offered for sale. The amount on offer decreased from 13.6 million kilograms offered in the same period last year, and from 14.1 million kilograms offered in the previous sale.
Of all the tea offered for sale, 11.8 million kilograms were sold compared to 11.9 million kilograms sold in the same period last year, and 13.1 million kilograms sold during the previous sale.
The tea auction recorded a slight increase in prices, with a kilogram selling at an average price of $1.97, compared to $1.96 during the previous sale held on 15th, 16th, and 17th February 2021. However, when compared to the same period last year ($2.02), the prices recorded a decline.