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Kenya – Trade Statistics

  • Kenya is the 106th largest export economy in the world and the 92nd most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2014, Kenya exported $5.96B and imported $18B, resulting in a negative trade balance of $12B. In 2014 the GDP of Kenya was $60.9B and its GDP per capita was $2.95k.
  • The top exports of Kenya are Tea ($957M), Refined Petroleum ($721M), Cut Flowers ($700M), Coffee ($227M) and Legumes ($170M), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification.
  • Its top imports are Refined Petroleum ($4.03B), Cars ($522M), Delivery Trucks ($460M), Packaged Medicaments ($413M) and Wheat ($375M).
  • The top export destinations of Kenya are Zambia ($741M), Tanzania ($646M), Uganda ($569M), the Netherlands ($519M) and the United States ($519M).
  • The top import origins are China ($4.9B), India ($4.39B), Japan ($928M), Malaysia ($739M) and South Africa ($718M).
  • Kenya holds a place of 108th out of 189 popular countries(economically) in case of doing a business in country.’Getting Credit’ is one of the topics in which Kenya has increased it’s ranking from 118 to 28. But the country has decreased it’s ranking from 148 to 151 in case of ‘Starting a Business’.