Annual International Trade Statistics
Publication date: 2019-05-19
Reporting period: 2002 - 2018
Timeseries: 164 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Kenya | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018

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Commodities Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Kenya World Exports Value (US$) 4 080 799 730.00 5 000 948 541.00 4 463 443 078.00 5 169 111 916.00 5 536 952 633.00 5 747 414 819.00 6 050 420 682.00
Imports Value (US$) 8 989 261 774.00 11 127 817 243.00 10 202 000 865.00 12 092 926 245.00 16 394 469 337.00 16 690 197 046.00 17 376 721 272.00

The value of total merchandise exports from Kenya totalled $ 6.05 billion in 2018. Merchandise exports from Kenya increased by 5.27% compared to 2017. Goods exports grew up by $ 303 million in 2018 (the value of merchandise exports from Kenya amounted to $5.74 billion in 2017)

Kenya's exports 2018 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Kenya in 2018:

  • Uganda with a share of 10% (610 million US$)
  • Pakistan with a share of 9.68% (586 million US$)
  • USA with a share of 7.72% (467 million US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 7.56% (457 million US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 6.55% (396 million US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 5.71% (345 million US$)
  • Tanzania with a share of 4.85% (293 million US$)
  • Egypt with a share of 3.28% (198 million US$)
  • Rwanda with a share of 2.91% (176 million US$)
  • Dem. Rep. Congo with a share of 2.47% (149 million US$)

Exports structure from Kenya in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 26% (1.61 billion US$): 09 - Coffee, tea, matT and spices
  • 10.3% (625 million US$): 06 - Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage
  • 6.39% (386 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 4.13% (250 million US$): 07 - Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers
  • 3.84% (232 million US$): 08 - Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons
  • 3.6% (218 million US$): 62 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted
  • 3.51% (212 million US$): 26 - Ores, slag and ash
  • 2.3% (139 million US$): 24 - Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes
  • 2.15% (130 million US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 1.99% (120 million US$): 61 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

What did Kenya export in 2018?

Kenya's Top Exports in 2018:

  • 22% ($1.37 billion): 0902 - Tea, whether or not flavoured.
  • 9.5% ($575 million): 0603 - Cut flowers and flower buds of a kind suitable for bouquets or for ornamental purposes, fresh, dried, dyed, bleached, impregnated or otherwise prepared.
  • 6.27% ($379 million): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 3.83% ($231 million): 0901 - Coffee, whether or not roasted or decaffeinated; coffee husks and skins; coffee substitutes containing coffee in any proportion.
  • 2.5% ($151 million): 2614 - Titanium ores and concentrates.
  • 2.29% ($139 million): 0804 - Dates, figs, pineapples, avocados, guavas, mangoes and mangosteens, fresh or dried.
  • 1.97% ($119 million): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 1.54% ($93 million): 6203 - Men's or boys' suits, ensembles, jackets, blazers, trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts (other than swimwear).
  • 1.45% ($87 million): 0802 - Other nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled.
  • 1.43% ($86 million): 7210 - Flat-rolled products of iron or non-alloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more, clad, plated or coated.

The value of total merchandise imports to Kenya totalled $ 17.3 billion in 2018. Merchandise imports to Kenya increased by 4.11% compared to 2017. Goods imports grew up by $ 686 million in 2018 (the value of merchandise imports to Kenya was equal to $16.6 billion in 2017)

Kenya's imports 2018 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Kenya in 2018:

  • China with a share of 21% (3.66 billion US$)
  • India with a share of 10.5% (1.82 billion US$)
  • Saudi Arabia with a share of 9.81% (1.7 billion US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 8.37% (1.45 billion US$)
  • Japan with a share of 5.67% (985 million US$)
  • South Africa with a share of 3.67% (639 million US$)
  • USA with a share of 3.03% (528 million US$)
  • Uganda with a share of 2.8% (488 million US$)
  • Germany with a share of 2.64% (460 million US$)
  • Indonesia with a share of 2.61% (455 million US$)

Imports structure to Kenya in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 19.5% (3.39 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 9.6% (1.66 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 7.06% (1.22 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 6.9% (1.2 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 4.95% (860 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 4.85% (843 million US$): 10 - Cereals
  • 4.44% (771 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 3.26% (567 million US$): 15 - Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
  • 3.21% (558 million US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 2.77% (481 million US$): 48 - Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard

What did Kenya import in 2018?

Kenya's Top Imports in 2018:

  • 17.7% ($3.08 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 3.18% ($553 million): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 2.9% ($505 million): 1511 - Palm oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified.
  • 2.65% ($462 million): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 2.47% ($430 million): 7208 - Flat-rolled products of iron or non-alloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more, hot-rolled, not clad, plated or coated.
  • 2.43% ($423 million): 1001 - Wheat and meslin.
  • 1.45% ($252 million): 1006 - Rice.
  • 1.15% ($199 million): 1701 - Cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid form.
  • 1.11% ($193 million): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
  • 1.05% ($183 million): 8517 - Electrical apparatus for line telephony or line telegraphy, including line telephone sets with cordless handsets and telecommunication apparatus for carrier-current line systems or for digital line systems; videophones.

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Kenya | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018