Kenya Balance of Trade  1998-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Kenya trade deficit widened to 114,283 Million KES in November of 2015 from 78,707 Million KES a year earlier. Imports went up by 34 percent and exports by 13.4 percent. The major exports partners were: Pakistan (4,302.4 Million KES); the USA (3,954.21 Million KES) and Uganda (3,810.4 Million KES). Meantime, imports origins were: the USA (49,516.52 Million KES); India (23,353.67 Million KES) and China (21,602.2 Million KES). Balance of Trade in Kenya averaged -36096.57 Million KES from 1998 until 2015, reaching an all time high of -2175 Million KES in June of 1999 and a record low of -119463 Million KES in September of 2014. Balance of Trade in Kenya is reported by the Central Bank of Kenya.

Kenya Balance of Trade
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-114283.00 -74513.00 -2175.00 -119463.00 1998 - 2015 Million KES Monthly
Agricultural products are central to Kenya's export industry with horticultural and tea being the most important. Other export items include textiles, coffee, tobacco, iron and steel products, petroleum products, cement. Kenya main exports partners are UK, Netherlands, Uganda, Tanzania, United States and Pakistan. Kenya imports mostly machinery and transportation equipment, petroleum products, motor vehicles, iron and steel, resins and plastics. Kenya main import partners are India, China, UAE, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, United States and Japan. This page provides the latest reported value for - Kenya Balance of Trade - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Kenya Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-07-03 10:40 AM Apr KES-89.96B KES-67.2B -74.1B
2015-08-04 09:00 AM Jun KES-80.64B KES-98.07B (R) -0.1B
2016-02-03 02:30 PM Nov KES -114.3B KES -74.5B KES -79.8B
2016-03-04 01:30 PM Dec KES -114.3B -90B
2016-04-01 02:10 PM Jan -91.6B
2016-05-03 02:00 PM Feb -80.7B

Kenya Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -114283.00 -74513.00 -2175.00 -119463.00 Million KES [+]
Exports 48658.00 52131.17 59405.00 9007.00 Million KES [+]
Imports 162942.00 126644.38 162942.00 13453.00 Million KES [+]
Current Account -338.27 -102.35 159.86 -754.55 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -10.40 -2.90 2.20 -12.20 percent [+]
External Debt 1490.71 1550.23 1550.23 361.73 KES Billion [+]
Capital Flows 86490000.00 204000000.00 2239600000.00 -232920000.00 USD [+]
Remittances 128484.00 132949.00 135963.00 25154.00 USD Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.00 Tonnes [+]
Terms Of Trade 73.30 81.10 100.00 70.00 Index points [+]
Terrorism Index 6.66 6.30 6.66 2.56 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 72490.00 59276.00 143556.00 36970.00 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 89928.00 43816.00 89928.00 871.00 KES Million [+]




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