NAIROBI (Reuters) – Burundi's tea export earnings fell 14.3 percent in the six months to June from the same period in 2012, partly due to higher output in rival exporter Kenya and political turmoil in Egypt, the tea board said on Monday. The state-run tea board (OTB) said earnings dropped to $ 11.9 million in the first half from $ 13.9 million the year before. It exported 4,613,262 kg versus 4,882,512 kg last year. "Export prices and earnings fell since March as cumulative volumes in Kenya grew sharply," OTB's export official, Joseph Marc Ndahigeze, said. …
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