Kenya GDP Annual Growth Rate 2004-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Kenya expanded 4.90 percent in the first quarter of 2015 over the same quarter of the previous year. GDP Annual Growth Rate in Kenya averaged 5.40 percent from 2004 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 12.40 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010 and a record low of 0.20 percent in the fourth quarter of 2008. GDP Annual Growth Rate in Kenya is reported by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics.

Kenya GDP Annual Growth Rate
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.90 5.50 12.40 0.20 2004 - 2015 percent Quarterly
In Kenya, the annual growth rate in GDP measures the change in the value of the goods and services produced by the country economy during the period of a year. This page provides the latest reported value for - Kenya GDP Annual Growth Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Content for - Kenya GDP Annual Growth Rate - was last refreshed on Wednesday, September 2, 2015.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-06-30 04:15 PM Q1 4.1% 4.1%(R) 3.85%
2015-04-29 12:00 PM 2014 5.3% 5.7%
2015-07-01 11:50 AM Q1 4.9% 5.1% 4.3%


Kenya GDP Growth at 4.9% in Q1


The Kenyan economy expanded 4.9 percent year-on-year in the first three months of 2015 compared with a downwardly revised 4.7 percent increase a year earlier.

On the production side, all sectors contributed positively to growth except restaurants and hotels. Yet, the tourism sector shrank 7.5 percent year-on-year in the first three months of 2015. 

The government expects the economy to expand 6.9 percent in 2015, after growth slowed to 5.3 percent in 2014 from 5.7 percent in 2013.

Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
7/1/2015 7:24:59 PM


Recent Releases

Kenyan Economy Slows in Q4 2014
Kenya’s GDP expanded 5.1 percent year-on-year in the last three months of 2014, down from a revised 5.4 percent increase in the previous quarter, due to lower agricultural production.
Published on 2015-04-29

Kenya GDP Growth Slows Slightly
The Kenyan economy expanded 5.5 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2014 from a revised 5.7 percent increase in the previous period. Growth was mainly driven by finance and insurance activities, wholesale and retail trade and agriculture and forestry while the tourism sector shrank for the seventh consecutive quarter.
Published on 2014-12-30

Kenya GDP Growth Accelerates in Q2
In the second quarter of 2014, the Kenyan economy expanded 5.8 percent year-on-year, up from a revised 4.4 percent increase in the first three months of 2014 and boosted by construction, manufacturing and financial and insurance activities. In contrast, the restaurant and accommodation sector contracted for the sixth consecutive quarter.
Published on 2014-10-13

Kenya GDP Expands 4.1% in Q1
The Kenyan economy advanced 4.1 percent year-on-year in the first three months of 2014, unchanged from a downwardly revised 4.1 percent growth rate in the previous quarter. Bad weather conditions and lower external demand hurt agriculture production, while activities in hotels and restaurants shrank 3 percent. In the same quarter of 2013, the economy grew at a faster 5.2 percent.
Published on 2014-06-30


Kenya GDP Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
GDP 60.94 55.24 60.94 0.79 USD Billion [+]
GDP Growth Rate 3.80 1.20 4.10 -3.20 percent [+]
GDP Annual Growth Rate 4.90 5.50 12.40 0.20 percent [+]
GDP Constant Prices 998344.00 961981.00 998344.00 241627.00 KES Million [+]
GDP per capita 648.84 632.57 648.84 155.69 USD [+]
Gross Fixed Capital Formation 171213.60 165761.40 508453.00 637.00 KES Million [+]
GDP per capita PPP 2776.03 2706.45 2776.03 2120.28 USD [+]
GDP From Agriculture 267896.00 173108.00 267896.00 142195.00 Million KES [+]
GDP From Construction 47613.00 48758.00 48758.00 24862.00 Million KES [+]
GDP From Manufacturing 113596.00 100197.00 113596.00 82195.00 KES Million [+]
GDP From Mining 10293.00 8831.00 10293.00 4195.00 KES Million [+]
GDP From Public Administration 38077.00 37786.00 42272.00 31113.00 KES Million [+]
GDP From Services 22855.00 23800.00 23800.00 18128.00 KES Million [+]
GDP From Transport 58745.00 69514.00 69514.00 47476.00 KES Million [+]
GDP From Utilities 23757.00 23647.00 23757.00 15489.00 KES Million [+]


GDP Annual Growth Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 2.00 Jun/15 2.50 9.00 -3.40 percent [+]
Brazil -2.60 Jun/15 -1.60 10.10 -3.15 percent [+]
Canada 1.00 Jun/15 2.00 8.80 -3.90 percent [+]
China 7.00 Jun/15 7.00 14.20 3.80 percent [+]
Euro Area 1.20 Jun/15 1.00 5.00 -5.60 percent [+]
France 1.00 Jun/15 0.82 12.50 -3.95 percent [+]
Germany 1.60 Jun/15 1.20 6.00 -7.90 percent [+]
India 7.00 Jun/15 7.50 11.40 -5.20 percent [+]
Indonesia 4.67 Jun/15 4.71 7.16 1.56 percent [+]
Italy 0.70 Jun/15 0.20 10.30 -7.20 percent [+]
Japan 0.70 Jun/15 -1.00 9.40 -9.40 percent [+]
Mexico 2.20 Jun/15 2.50 8.50 -8.10 percent [+]
Netherlands 1.60 Jun/15 2.50 5.80 -4.40 percent [+]
Russia -4.60 Jun/15 -2.20 12.10 -11.20 percent [+]
South Korea 2.20 Jun/15 2.50 18.20 -7.30 percent [+]
Spain 3.10 Jun/15 2.70 5.60 -4.30 percent [+]
Switzerland 1.20 Jun/15 1.20 5.40 -3.60 percent [+]
Turkey 2.30 Mar/15 2.60 12.60 -14.70 percent [+]
United Kingdom 2.60 Jun/15 2.90 9.80 -5.80 percent [+]
United States 2.70 Jun/15 2.90 13.40 -4.10 percent [+]