Tea exports play an important role in the Kenyan economy and the larger East African Community. According to Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA), common Kenyan statistics associated with the sector includes tea being a leading foreign exchange earner with approximately 26% of the total foreign exchange earnings, 7% of the GDP, supports over 5 million Kenyans, and earns over Ksh. 101 Billion in export earnings and over Ksh. 22 Billion in local sales.
Majority of the regional tea is sold via auction at the Mombasa Tea Auction. The Mombasa Tea Auction