The weekly Mombasa Tea Auction held on the 11th, 12th, and 13th January 2021 had 11.2 million kilograms of tea offered for sale. The amount on offer decreased from 11.6 million kilograms offered in the same period last year, and increased from 10.6 million kilograms offered in the previous sale.
Of all the tea offered for sale, 10.2 million kilograms were sold compared to 10.3 million kilograms sold in the same period last year, and 9.8 million kilograms sold during the previous sale.
The tea auction recorded an increase in prices, with a kilogram selling at an average price of $1.97, compared to $1.93 during the previous sale held on 4th, 5th, and 6th January 2021. However, the price per kilo recorded a decrease when compared to the $2.18 for the same period last year.