Kenya Imports  1998-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

Imports to Kenya fell slightly 1 percent year-on-year to KES 123.2 billion in December of 2016 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. Imports in Kenya averaged 65817.87 million KES from 1998 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 162942 million KES in November of 2015 and a record low of 13453 million KES in January of 1999.

Kenya Imports
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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2013-03-12 10:00 AM Jan 2013 KES130765.00M KES117057.90M




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 123151.00 129494.00 162942.00 13453.00 million KES [+]
Current Account -3617.90 -3716.40 159.86 -3716.40 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -11.40 -14.50 2.20 -14.50 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 142555.00 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 [+]



Kenya Imports Notes

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 Imports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Kenya Imports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
123151.00 129494.00 162942.00 13453.00 1998 - 2016 million KES Monthly