Frutplanet is a leading Hass avocado exporter from Kenya. We are dedicated to providing our customers with the best possible quality of avocado. To achieve these, we work closely with small-scale farmers to ensure they have the necessary resources and infrastructure to meet the standards.
We’ll share more on how Frutplanet is helping buyers looking for avocado suppliers in a moment. But before then, how have Kenya avocado exports been performing?
The Kenyan Avocado Industry
Kenya avocado is one of the most popular fruits, primarily among commercial farmers although there are other Kenya’s top exports. The avocado industry in Kenya has been proliferating in recent years due to increasing demand from overseas markets. This has been a boon for the Kenyan economy, as the avocado industry is now one of the country’s biggest export earners.
Kenyan farmers grow two avocados:
1. The Light green-skinned Hass avocado
2. The dark-green-skinned Fuerte avocado.
The Hass variety is the most popular avocado in Kenya, accounting for around 80 percent of total production.
According to the CEO of Avocado Society of Kenya, Ernest Muthomi, the demand for Kenya avocado will continue to increase. For example, society estimated that the revenue generated from the Avocado industry would rise from Ksh. 14.48 to Ksh.18 Billion.
The growth is due to the recent government policy and cooperation with the Chinese government, among others. Such policies have given Kenya’s top exporters, such as Frutplanet, an easy time shipping to the international markets.
Despite the avocado industry’s impressive growth, some challenges need addressing to ensure its long-term sustainability.
One of the biggest challenges is Avocado suppliers. In Kenya, most avocado suppliers are small-scale farmers who lack the necessary resources and infrastructure to meet the growing demand.
This often results in poor-quality fruit being shipped to international markets, damaging Kenya’s reputation as a reliable supplier of avocados. However, if you are looking for a good quality Kenyan avocado, you must choose your Avocado dealers cautiously.
Where To Buy Avocado
Are you looking to buy Avocado from Kenya? Well, depending on whether you are a local or international customer, you must get a few things in order.
Buying avocados should be easy enough if you’re a local customer within Kenya. There are many avocado suppliers and dealers all around the country, and you can find them effortlessly. Just do a quick search online or ask around, and you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for.
On the other hand, international customers need a supplier(farmer) and an Exporter.
A supplier can be any individual, company, or cooperative producing or farming avocado in Kenya. There are many of them all around the country, and you can find them quickly enough with a quick online search—just research before purchasing to ensure you’re getting the best quality products possible.
An exporter is a company that is licensed to export products from Kenya. This company will help you with the paperwork and shipping process to get your avocado from Kenya to your location.
At FrutPlanet, that’s our specialty, and we can help you with all the logistics. But more on that later.
However, there is an alternative instead of international customers buying directly from the suppliers or farmers and then looking for exporters. Instead, they can order from an exporter. An excellent example of an exporter is FrutPlanet, Kenya’s leading fruit, and vegetable exporter.
The benefit of buying from an Avocado exporter or dealer is that quality is guaranteed. They’re also efficient if you’re ordering in bulk. Additionally, dealers have the necessary experience in exporting avocados. That means they can get them to you quickly and without logistic problems.
Price Of Hass Avocado In Kenya
The Hass Avocado price in Kenya ranges between the US $1.50 and $1.65 per Kilogram. The pricing depends on the quantity you purchased and the supplier. Other factors that may affect the price include the current market conditions and the season.
You should purchase your avocados from suppliers with easier access to the farms to get the best price. This will help reduce transportation costs, reducing inflation in the final price.
Additionally, it would be best to choose an exporter with an excellent rapport with the farmers. The network guarantees you quality products at a fair price. Further, such an exporter assures you avocados even during the off-season when yields a low.
But what is the price of Hass avocado in the international market? We’ll the international pricing varies depending on the market you’re targeting.
For example, the Avocado market in the US ranges between the US $2.60 and $3.00 per Kilogram. In Germany and Europe, the prices are much higher, with the average price being around the US $3.10 and $3.75 per kg.
The main reason for this price difference is the production cost and the distance the avocados travel to their respective markets.
Hass Avocado Exports From Kenya
The Hass avocado fruit is grown primarily in the central and western regions of Kenya, where the climate is conducive to cultivation. In addition, the fruit yields well in eastern Kenya, including Meru and Embu.
The production of Hass avocado in Kenya has increased significantly over the past decade, making it one of the biggest exporters of avocados in Africa. For example, in 2019, Kenya was amongst the top 10 producers despite exporting only 10% of its yield that year.
Similarly, the number of exporters in Kenya has dramatically increased. Some of the biggest exporters of Avocado include:
- Kakuzi Limited
- East African Growers
- Biofarms Limited
These suppliers export to various countries, including; the Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, and China. The major markets are Europe, and Asia, especially China.
The Benefits Of Exporting Kenyan Avocados With Frutplanet
FrutPlanet is one of the biggest export of avocado in Kenya. We have been supplying our clients with the best quality avocados for years. In our few years of operation, we have competed with some of the largest avocado companies in Kenya. Some of which have been operating for decades.
But why should you choose us to export your Kenyan avocados? We have:
- A dedicated team of experts to help you export the best avocados.
- Competitive prices for our services that aren’t inflated with unnecessary add-ons.
- A proven track record of exporting Kenyan avocados and satisfying clients.
- The necessary infrastructure to ensure that your avocados are exported quickly and efficiently.
- You can interact with a wide range of suppliers by registering on our platform.