Kenya Balance of Trade  1998-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Kenya posted a trade gap of KES 73.1 billion in October of 2016, compared to KES 74.5 billion shortfall in the previous year due to a 20 percent drop in exports and 10 percent decline in imports. Year-on-year, sales decreased to KES 42.1 billion mostly driven by fall in outbound shipments of food and beverages (-29.5 percent from -18.3 percent in September) which account 44.8 percent of total exports, and drag for non-food industrial supplies (-13.7 percent from +2.5 percent) and consumer goods (-19.8 percent from +1.9 percent). Main exports partners were: Uganda, the United States, Pakistan and the United Kingdom. Imports went down to KES 115.2 billion as purchases decreased for non-food industrial supplies (-13.1 percent from -10.7 percent) which accounts 33.4 of total imports; transport equipment (-34.4 percent from -43.4 percent) and fuel and lubricants (-3.7 percent from -1.2 percent). Main import partners were: India, the United Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Japan. Balance of Trade in Kenya averaged -37810.35 Million KES from 1998 until 2016, 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.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-11-07 02:10 PM Aug KES -85.9B KES -69.2B KES -80.4B
2016-11-07 02:10 PM Sep KES -78.2B KES -85.9B KES -73.6B
2017-01-10 01:15 PM Oct KES -73.1B KES -78.2B KES -74.8B
2017-01-25 02:00 PM Nov KES -73.1B KES -65B
2017-02-24 02:00 PM Dec
2017-03-24 02:00 PM Jan




Kenya Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -73063.30 -78222.90 -2175.00 -119463.00 Million KES [+]
Exports 42089.40 46204.20 59405.00 9007.00 Million KES [+]
Imports 115152.70 124427.10 162942.00 13453.00 million KES [+]
Current Account -3716.40 -3581.40 159.86 -3716.40 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -11.40 -14.50 2.20 -14.50 percent [+]
External Debt 1803.26 1680.63 1803.26 361.73 KES Billion [+]
Capital Flows -6158000000.00 -6334800000.00 2239600000.00 -6334800000.00 USD [+]
Remittances 142555.00 143188.00 156049.00 25154.00 USD Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.00 Tonnes [+]
Terms Of Trade 73.30 81.10 100.00 70.00 Index points [+]
Terrorism Index 6.58 6.66 6.66 2.56 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 75630.00 96958.00 143556.00 36970.00 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 89928.00 43816.00 89928.00 871.00 KES Million [+]



Kenya Balance of Trade Notes

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 January of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-73063.30 -78222.90 -2175.00 -119463.00 1998 - 2016 Million KES Monthly



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