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

Kenya recorded a trade deficit of KES -60.4 billion in March of 2016 compared to a KES -67.1 billion shortfall a year earlier. Exports rose by 13.2 percent to KES 54 billion, as shipments of tea jumped by 12 percent and coffee increased by 8.9 percent. Purchases decreased by 0.4 percent to KES 114.4 billion as imports of food and beverages fell by 18 percent, transport equipment dropped by 16 percent and fuel and lubricants went down by 8.2 percent. In contrast, purchases of machinery & other capital equipment percent rose by 9 percent and industrial supplies went up by 2.8 percent. A month earlier the country recorded a KES -55.6 billion trade gap. Balance of Trade in Kenya averaged -36585.65 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. Balance of Trade in Kenya is reported by the Central Bank of Kenya.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-60391.09 -55669.18 -2175.00 -119463.00 1998 - 2016 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 May of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-03-31 04:30 PM Jan KES -58.4B KES -73.5B -70.3B
2016-05-12 01:30 PM Feb KES -55.6B KES -58.4B KES -60.7B
2016-05-12 01:30 PM Mar KES -60.4B KES -55.6B KES -65.5B
2016-07-04 09:40 AM Apr KES -60.4B -78.7B
2016-08-04 08:00 AM May -72.7B
2016-09-05 02:00 PM Jun -84.5B

Kenya Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -60391.09 -55669.18 -2175.00 -119463.00 Million KES [+]
Exports 54029.60 44913.95 59405.00 9007.00 Million KES [+]
Imports 114420.69 100583.13 162942.00 13453.00 Million KES [+]
Current Account -142.72 -589.80 159.86 -754.55 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -11.40 -14.50 2.20 -14.50 percent [+]
External Debt 1615.18 1562.52 1615.18 361.73 KES Billion [+]
Capital Flows 535280000.00 481370000.00 2239600000.00 -232920000.00 USD [+]
Remittances 141107.00 136979.00 141107.00 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 58547.00 72839.00 143556.00 36970.00 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 89928.00 43816.00 89928.00 871.00 KES Million [+]




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