August 23, 2017 / 12:41 PM / in a month

Highest price of Kenya's tea rises at auction

A woman picks tea leaves at a plantation in Nandi Hills, in Kenya's highlands region west of capital Nairobi, November 5, 2014. REUTERS/Noor Khamis

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The maximum price of the best Kenyan tea grade, Best Broken Pekoe Ones (BP1s), rose at this week’s auction, Africa Tea Brokers said on Wednesday.

Kenya is the world’s top exporter of black tea, one of its main foreign exchange earners.

The following are tea prices from the Mombasa auction, where tea from other producers in the region is also sold:

TEA PRICES THIS WEEK LAST WEEK PRICES

(BEST GRADES) IN DOLLARS/KG IN DOLLARS/KG

BP1: 3.10-4.37 3.00-4.07

PF1: 3.58-4.50 3.60-4.42

PD: 3.95-4.22 3.90-4.40

D1: 3.90-4.37 3.80-4.37

Note:

BP1: Best Broken Pekoe Ones TEABP1-BEST-KE PF1: Best Brighter Pekoe Fanning Ones TEAPF1-BEST-KE PD: Pekoe Dusts

D1: Dusts

Reporting by Duncan Miriri

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