Kenya plans to diversify its portfolio of products exported to the Gulf region to increase revenue, an official said Sunday.
Wilfred Marube, CEO of the Kenya Export Promotion and Branding Agency (KEPROBA), said at a briefing in Nairobi that the Gulf region is already consuming black tea, cut flowers, mangoes, beans, avocados, coffee, vegetables and pineapples from Kenya.
“Other Kenyan products with high growth potential in the golf market include edible nuts, chewing gum, clothing, soap and medicines,” Marube said during a ceremony for the first batch of Kenyan goods on display at Expo 2020 Dubai, which runs from October to March 2022.
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) market includes Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Government data shows that the East African nation exports an estimated 60 billion shillings (about $ 555 million) of goods to the Gulf region annually.
Marube said the proximity between Kenya and the Gulf region provides a conducive environment for business, technological development and innovation, cultural exchanges, tourism and trade. End item