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Kenya: Plantain Market Overview 2021

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Plantain Market Size in Kenya

For the third consecutive year, the Kenyan plantain market recorded decline in sales value, which decreased by -X% to $X in 2020. The market value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2012 to 2020; the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 with an increase of X% y-o-y. As a result, consumption reached the peak level of $X. From 2015 to 2020, the growth of the market remained at a somewhat lower figure.

Plantain Production in Kenya

In value terms, plantain production fell sharply to $X in 2020 estimated in export prices. Overall, the total production indicated a mild increase from 2012 to 2020: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last eight years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2020 figures, production decreased by -X% against 2017 indices. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2014 with an increase of X% against the previous year. As a result, production reached the peak level of $X. From 2015 to 2020, production growth failed to regain the momentum.

In 2020, the average plantain yield in Kenya dropped to X tonnes per ha, approximately reflecting the year before. In general, the yield, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2015 when the yield increased by X% against the previous year. As a result, the yield attained the peak level of X tonnes per ha; afterwards, it flattened through to 2020. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.

In 2020, the total area harvested in terms of plantains production in Kenya was estimated at X ha, approximately mirroring the previous year's figure. The harvested area increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2012 to 2020; the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2013 when the harvested area increased by X% year-to-year. The plantain harvested area peaked in 2020 and is likely to see gradual growth in the immediate term.

Plantain Exports

Exports from Kenya

In 2020, shipments abroad of plantains increased by X% to X tonnes, rising for the third year in a row after five years of decline. In general, exports, however, saw a precipitous setback. Over the period under review, exports reached the maximum at X tonnes in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2020, exports failed to regain the momentum.

In value terms, plantain exports shrank to $X in 2020. Over the period under review, exports, however, showed a precipitous contraction. The smallest decline of -X% was in 2018. Exports peaked at $X in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2020, exports remained at a lower figure.

Exports by Country

Norway (X tonnes) was the main destination for plantain exports from Kenya, accounting for a X% share of total exports. Moreover, plantain exports to Norway exceeded the volume sent to the second major destination, Slovakia (X kg), threefold. The UK (X kg) ranked third in terms of total exports with a X% share.

From 2012 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume to Norway amounted to -X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Slovakia (-X% per year) and the UK (-X% per year).

In value terms, Norway ($X) remains the key foreign market for plantain exports from Kenya, comprising X% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Slovakia ($X), with a X% share of total exports. It was followed by the UK, with a X% share.

From 2012 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value to Norway stood at -X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: Slovakia (-X% per year) and the UK (-X% per year).

Export Prices by Country

The average plantain export price stood at $X per tonne in 2020, waning by -X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the export price, however, showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2014 when the average export price increased by X% against the previous year. As a result, export price reached the peak level of $X per tonne. From 2015 to 2020, the growth in terms of the average export prices remained at a somewhat lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices for the major external markets. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Norway ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to Slovakia ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2012 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to Belgium, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced a decline.

Plantain Imports

Imports into Kenya

Plantain imports into Kenya soared to X tonnes in 2020, jumping by X% compared with 2019. Over the period under review, imports showed a significant increase. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2019 when imports increased by X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, imports reached the peak figure in 2020 and are expected to retain growth in the near future.

In value terms, plantain imports skyrocketed to $X in 2020. Overall, imports recorded a significant expansion. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2019 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Imports peaked in 2020 and are likely to see steady growth in the immediate term.

Imports by Country

In 2020, Uganda (X tonnes) was the main plantain supplier to Kenya, with a approx. X% share of total imports.

From 2012 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume from Uganda amounted to +X%.

In value terms, Uganda ($X) constituted the largest supplier of plantain to Kenya.

From 2012 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value from Uganda stood at +X%.

Import Prices by Country

The average plantain import price stood at $X per tonne in 2020, waning by -X% against the previous year. Overall, the import price recorded a abrupt contraction. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2019 when the average import price increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, average import prices reached the maximum at $X per tonne in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2020, import prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

As there is only one major supplying country, the average price level is determined by prices for Uganda.

From 2012 to 2020, the rate of growth in terms of prices for Uganda amounted to -X% per year.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for plantains in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of plantain consumption in 2020 were Democratic Republic of the Congo (5.5M tonnes), Cameroon (5.1M tonnes) and Ghana (5M tonnes), with a combined 36% share of global consumption.
What are the largest producers of plantains in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of plantain production in 2020 were Democratic Republic of the Congo (5.5M tonnes), Cameroon (5.1M tonnes) and Ghana (5M tonnes), with a combined 36% share of global production.
What are the leading suppliers of plantains to Kenya?
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In value terms, Uganda ($1.1M) constituted the largest supplier of plantain to Kenya.
What are the leading importers of plantains from Kenya?
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In value terms, Norway ($1.7K) remains the key foreign market for plantain exports from Kenya, comprising 80% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Slovakia ($135), with a 6.3% share of total exports. It was followed by the UK, with a 6% share.
What is the average export price for plantains in Kenya?
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In 2020, the average plantain export price amounted to $1,130 per tonne, waning by -24.6% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for plantains in Kenya?
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In 2020, the average plantain import price amounted to $408 per tonne, declining by -5.3% against the previous year.

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This report provides an in-depth analysis of the plantain market in Kenya. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.


Country coverage:
• Kenya

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Trade (exports and imports) in Kenya
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

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4. How to increase your profit margins
5. How to make your supply chain more sustainable
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1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

2.1
KEY FINDINGS
2.2
MARKET TRENDS
3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
MARKET STRUCTURE
3.3
TRADE BALANCE
3.4
PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION
3.5
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
COUNTRIES WITH TOP YIELDS
5.4
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.5
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION, HARVESTED AREA AND YIELD
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Import Supplying Countries

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2020
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2020
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2020
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption In 2007–2020
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2007–2020
Figure 8:
Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 9:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 10:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 11:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 12:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 13:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 14:
Yield And Growth
Figure 15:
Exports And Growth
Figure 16:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 17:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 18:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 19:
Imports And Growth
Figure 20:
Import Prices
Figure 21:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 22:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 23:
Area Harvested, 2007–2020
Figure 24:
Yield, 2007–2020
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 27:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 28:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 29:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 30:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 33:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 34:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 35:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 36:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020

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