Sector

100,000
People work on flower farms in Kenya
500,000
People depend on the sector for their livelihoods
1.1%
Is a flower sector contribution to Kenyan GDP
133,658
Tons of cut flowers are produced in 2016

 
Global rose export volume
 

Expressed in stems per year per country

Kenya plays a significant role in the global rose market. Despite a large export volume by the Netherlands, most of the roses are first imported from Kenya, accounting for 71% of its total exports. (Source: Royal Flora Holland)
Map of flower farms in Kenya

Kenyan export by value

Destination of flowers exported from Kenya

 

 

Around half of the production is sold through Dutch actions, but Kenya flowers are exported to more than 60 countries. The countries include: Australia, the EU, and Russia. Kenyan exports constitute 38% of the European Union’s flower imports. (Source: Kenya Flower Council)

Source: Kenya Flower Council

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