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Kenya: Sweet Potato Market Overview 2021

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Sweet Potato Market Size in Kenya

In 2019, the Kenyan sweet potato market decreased by -X% to $X for the first time since 2015, thus ending a three-year rising trend. In general, the total consumption indicated a temperate increase from 2007 to 2019: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last twelve-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, consumption increased by +X% against 2015 indices. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2012 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Sweet potato consumption peaked at $X in 2018, and then contracted in the following year.

Sweet Potato Production in Kenya

In value terms, sweet potato production fell to $X in 2019 estimated in export prices. Over the period under review, production enjoyed resilient growth. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Sweet potato production peaked at $X in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2019, production stood at a somewhat lower figure.

In 2019, the average yield of sweet potato in Kenya dropped modestly to X tonnes per ha, therefore, remained relatively stable against the previous year's figure. Overall, the yield, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2016 when the yield increased by X% year-to-year. As a result, the yield attained the peak level of X tonnes per ha. From 2017 to 2019, the growth of the average sweet potato yield remained at a lower figure. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.

In 2019, approx. X ha of sweet potato were harvested in Kenya; surging by X% on 2018. In general, the harvested area showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 when the harvested area increased by X% against the previous year. The sweet potato harvested area peaked at X ha in 2010; however, from 2011 to 2019, the harvested area remained at a lower figure.

Sweet Potato Exports

Exports from Kenya

In 2019, overseas shipments of sweet potato decreased by -X% to X tonnes, falling for the second year in a row after two years of growth. Overall, exports recorded a abrupt decrease. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2016 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Exports peaked at X tonnes in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2019, exports failed to regain the momentum.

In value terms, sweet potato exports fell dramatically to $X in 2019. In general, exports continue to indicate a drastic downturn. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2016 when exports increased by X% against the previous year. Exports peaked at $X in 2017; however, from 2018 to 2019, exports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Exports by Country

Tanzania (X tonnes) was the main destination for sweet potato exports from Kenya, accounting for a X% share of total exports. It was followed by Somalia (X kg), with a X% share of total exports.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume to Tanzania amounted to -X%.

In value terms, Tanzania ($X) remains the key foreign market for sweet potato exports from Kenya, comprising X% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Somalia ($X), with a X% share of total exports.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual growth rate of value to Tanzania stood at -X%.

Export Prices by Country

The average sweet potato export price stood at $X per tonne in 2019, dropping by -X% against the previous year. Overall, export price indicated pronounced growth from 2007 to 2019: its price increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last twelve years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2016 when the average export price increased by X% against the previous year. The export price peaked at $X per tonne in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2019, export prices failed to regain the momentum.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was Somalia ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to Tanzania totaled $X per tonne.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to Somalia.

Sweet Potato Imports

Imports into Kenya

In 2019, purchases abroad of sweet potato increased by X% to X tonnes for the first time since 2016, thus ending a two-year declining trend. Over the period under review, imports recorded a significant increase. Imports peaked at X tonnes in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2019, imports failed to regain the momentum.

In value terms, sweet potato imports soared to $X in 2019. In general, imports recorded a strong expansion. Over the period under review, imports hit record highs at $X in 2016; however, from 2017 to 2019, imports failed to regain the momentum.

Imports by Country

In 2019, Uganda (X tonnes) was the main supplier of sweet potato to Kenya, accounting for a X% share of total imports. Moreover, sweet potato imports from Uganda exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, China (X kg), more than tenfold.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual growth rate of volume from Uganda amounted to +X%.

In value terms, Uganda ($X) constituted the largest supplier of sweet potato to Kenya, comprising X% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by China ($X), with a X% share of total imports.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value from Uganda totaled +X%.

Import Prices by Country

In 2019, the average sweet potato import price amounted to $X per tonne, increasing by X% against the previous year. Overall, the import price, however, saw a noticeable downturn. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2012 an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, average import prices hit record highs at $X per tonne in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2019, import prices failed to regain the momentum.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was China ($X per tonne), while the price for Uganda totaled $X per tonne.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Uganda.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for sweet potato in the world?
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China (52M tonnes) constituted the country with the largest volume of sweet potato consumption, accounting for 56% of total volume. Moreover, sweet potato consumption in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, Malawi (5.9M tonnes), ninefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Nigeria (4.1M tonnes), with a 4.5% share.
What are the largest producers of sweet potato in the world?
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The country with the largest volume of sweet potato production was China (52M tonnes), accounting for 56% of total volume. Moreover, sweet potato production in China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, Malawi (5.9M tonnes), ninefold. Nigeria (4.1M tonnes) ranked third in terms of total production with a 4.5% share.
What are the leading suppliers of sweet potato to Kenya?
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In value terms, Uganda ($2K) constituted the largest supplier of sweet potato to Kenya, comprising 87% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by China ($220), with a 9.8% share of total imports.
What are the leading importers of sweet potato from Kenya?
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In value terms, Tanzania ($4.4K) remains the key foreign market for sweet potato exports from Kenya, comprising 68% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Somalia ($807), with a 13% share of total exports.
What is the average export price for sweet potato in Kenya?
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The average sweet potato export price stood at $1,160 per tonne in 2019, declining by -13.1% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for sweet potato in Kenya?
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The average sweet potato import price stood at $1,107 per tonne in 2019, rising by 7% against the previous year.

Product coverage:
• FCL 122 - Sweet potatoes

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the sweet potato 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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1. How to diversify your business and benefit from new market opportunities
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3. How to boost your sales on overseas markets
4. How to increase your profit margins
5. How to make your supply chain more sustainable
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7. How to outsource production to other countries
8. How to prepare your business for global expansion
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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 2007–2019
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2019
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 2019
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2019
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption In 2007–2019
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2019
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2019
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2019
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2007–2019
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, 2007–2019
Figure 22:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 23:
Area Harvested, 2007–2019
Figure 24:
Yield, 2007–2019
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 27:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 28:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 29:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 30:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2019
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 33:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 34:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 35:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 36:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2019

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