Sugar consumption in Kenya drops

Kenya has witnessed a decrease in sugar consumption by 42% from January to June 2023 reflecting the people cutting down the use of sweetener, reports Nation.Africa.

As per the data released by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS), monthly sugar sales experienced a notable decline, dropping from 65,921 tonnes in January to 38,102 tonnes in June, marking a substantial 42.2 percent decrease. The sales performance over the six months was the weakest in terms of sugar consumption, totaling 296,237 tonnes. This makes it the lowest half-year consumption of sugar by Kenyans since 2020.

According to the Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA) Sugar Market News for June, the total closing stocks of sugar held by factories at the end of June 2023 decreased to 7,363 tonnes, down from 11,396 tonnes in May. This suggests a reduction in available sugar inventory.


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