Annual International Trade Statistics by Country
Publication date: 2020-11-15
Reporting period: 2002 - 2019
Timeseries: 175 million
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Kenya | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2008 - 2019

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Commodity Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Kenya World Exports Value (US$) 5 000 948 541.00 4 463 443 078.00 5 169 111 916.00 5 536 952 633.00 5 747 414 819.00 6 050 420 682.00 5 836 255 973.00
Imports Value (US$) 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 17 210 001 018.00

The value of merchandise exports from Kenya totalled $ 5.83 billion in 2019. Overall commodity exports from Kenya decreased by 3.53% compared to 2018. Merchandise exports decreased by $ 214 million (the value of merchandise exports from Kenya amounted to $6.05 billion in 2018)

Kenya's exports 2019 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Kenya in 2019:

  • Uganda with a share of 10.6% (624 million US$)
  • USA with a share of 8.71% (508 million US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 8.05% (470 million US$)
  • Pakistan with a share of 7.59% (443 million US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 6.71% (391 million US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 6.49% (379 million US$)
  • Tanzania with a share of 5.64% (329 million US$)
  • Rwanda with a share of 3.89% (227 million US$)
  • Egypt with a share of 3.18% (185 million US$)
  • China with a share of 2.54% (148 million US$)

Exports structure from Kenya in 2019 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 22% (1.33 billion US$): 09 - Coffee, tea, matT and spices
  • 11% (644 million US$): 06 - Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage
  • 7.74% (451 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 3.96% (231 million US$): 62 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted
  • 3.84% (224 million US$): 07 - Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers
  • 3.5% (204 million US$): 08 - Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons
  • 3.34% (195 million US$): 26 - Ores, slag and ash
  • 2.36% (137 million US$): 15 - Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
  • 2.31% (134 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 2.26% (132 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

What did Kenya export in 2019?

Kenya's Top Exports in 2019:

  • 19% ($1.11 billion): 0902 - Tea, whether or not flavoured.
  • 10% ($584 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.
  • 7.55% ($440 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.
  • 3.51% ($204 million): 0901 - Coffee, whether or not roasted or decaffeinated; coffee husks and skins; coffee substitutes containing coffee in any proportion.
  • 2.32% ($135 million): 2614 - Titanium ores and concentrates.
  • 2.15% ($125 million): 0804 - Dates, figs, pineapples, avocados, guavas, mangoes and mangosteens, fresh or dried.
  • 1.8% ($105 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.
  • 1.73% ($101 million): 7210 - Flat-rolled products of iron or non-alloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more, clad, plated or coated.
  • 1.6% ($93 million): 6203 - Men's or boys' suits, ensembles, jackets, blazers, trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts (other than swimwear).
  • 1.43% ($83 million): 1511 - Palm oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified.

The value of merchandise imports to Kenya totalled $ 17.2 billion in 2019. Overall commodity imports to Kenya decreased by 0.959% compared to 2018. Merchandise imports decreased by $ 166 million (the value of merchandise imports to Kenya was equal to $17.3 billion in 2018)

Kenya's imports 2019 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Kenya in 2019:

  • China with a share of 20% (3.59 billion US$)
  • India with a share of 9.91% (1.7 billion US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 9.48% (1.63 billion US$)
  • Saudi Arabia with a share of 7.24% (1.24 billion US$)
  • Japan with a share of 5.5% (947 million US$)
  • South Africa with a share of 3.99% (688 million US$)
  • USA with a share of 3.43% (591 million US$)
  • Indonesia with a share of 2.8% (482 million US$)
  • Germany with a share of 2.52% (435 million US$)
  • Egypt with a share of 2.42% (416 million US$)

Imports structure to Kenya in 2019 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 19.3% (3.32 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 9.55% (1.64 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 7.33% (1.26 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 7.02% (1.2 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 5.32% (916 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 4.98% (857 million US$): 10 - Cereals
  • 4.27% (736 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 3.26% (561 million US$): 15 - Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
  • 3.23% (557 million US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 2.64% (455 million US$): 48 - Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard

What did Kenya import in 2019?

Kenya's Top Imports in 2019:

  • 17.5% ($3.01 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.
  • 3.21% ($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.
  • 3.02% ($521 million): 1511 - Palm oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified.
  • 2.91% ($501 million): 1001 - Wheat and meslin.
  • 2.72% ($468 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.
  • 2.3% ($396 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.
  • 1.78% ($307 million): 1701 - Cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid form.
  • 1.42% ($245 million): 1006 - Rice.
  • 1.2% ($208 million): 7207 - Semi-finished products of iron or non-alloy steel.
  • 1.18% ($204 million): 8905 - Light-vessels, fire-floats, dredgers, floating cranes and other vessels the navigability of which is subsidiary to their main function; floating docks; floating or submersible drilling or production platforms.

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Kenya | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2008 - 2019