NAIROBI, Aug 11
The maximum price of the top-grade Kenyan tea, Best Broken Pekoe Ones (BP1s)TEABP1-BEST-KE, rose at auction this week, Africa Tea Brokers
said on Tuesday.
Kenya is the leading exporter of black tea and the crop is a
leading foreign exchange earner for the country.
Below are tea prices from the Mombasa auction, where tea from
other producers in the region is also sold;
TEA (BEST PRICES THIS WEEK PRICES LAST AUCTION
GRADES) IN DOLLARS/KG IN DOLLARS/KG
BP1 3.26-4.26 3.41-3.84
PF1 4.00-4.51 4.25-4.70
PD 4.30-4.78 4.55-4.78
D1 3.76-4.12 3.80-4.14
BP1: Best Broken Pekoe Ones TEABP1-BEST-KE
PF1: Best Brighter Pekoe Fanning Ones TEAPF1-BEST-KE
PD: Pekoes Dusts