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

Kenya posted a trade gap of KES 76.5 billion in December of 2016, following a KES 73.6 billion shortfall in the previous year. Exports decreased 8.3 percent year-on-year to KES 46.7 billion, driven by food and beverages (-12.3 percent from 2.6 percent in November), which account for 42.5 percent of total sales. Meanwhile, shipments increased less for consumer goods (6.2 percent from 30.5 percent) and continued to rise for non-food industrial supplies (12 percent from 6.5 percent). Main export partners were: Uganda, Pakistan, the United States, United Kingdom and Netherlands. Imports fell slightly 1 percent to KES 123.2 billion as purchases decreased for consumer goods (-19.4 percent from +3.1 percent), fuel and lubricants (-6.2 percent from +12.4 percent) and transport equipment (-57 percent from -78.7 percent). Main import partners were: China, India, Japan, Saudi Arabia and South Africa. Balance of Trade in Kenya averaged -38175.47 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)
2017-01-10 01:15 PM Oct KES -73.1B KES -78.2B KES -74.8B
2017-02-07 03:05 PM Nov KES -79.8B KES -73.1B
2017-03-24 02:00 PM Dec KES -76.5B KES -79.8B KES -80B
2017-05-02 02:00 PM Jan KES -76.5B
2017-05-22 02:00 PM Feb
2017-06-23 02:00 PM Mar




Kenya Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -76470.00 -79843.00 -2175.00 -119463.00 Million KES [+]
Exports 46681.00 49565.00 59405.00 9007.00 Million KES [+]
Imports 123118.20 129547.60 162942.00 13453.00 million KES [+]
Current Account -3617.90 -3716.40 159.86 -3716.40 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -5.20 -6.70 2.20 -12.20 percent [+]
External Debt 0.00 0.00 1849.02 0.00 KES Billion [+]
Capital Flows -6448.10 -6158000000.00 2239600000.00 -6334800000.00 USD [+]
Remittances 160941.00 160941.00 160941.00 25154.00 USD Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.00 Tonnes [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 89928.00 43816.00 89928.00 871.00 KES Million [+]
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 77869.00 69214.00 143556.00 36970.00 [+]

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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 April of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-76470.00 -79843.00 -2175.00 -119463.00 1998 - 2016 Million KES Monthly



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