Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS02)
Publication date: 2021-08-09
Reporting period: 2002 - 2020
Timeseries: 177 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Kenya | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020

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Commodity Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Kenya World Exports Value (US$) 4 463 443 078.00 5 169 111 916.00 5 536 952 633.00 5 697 559 391.00 5 747 414 819.00 6 050 420 682.00 5 836 255 973.00 6 023 441 806.00
Value Growth, YoY (%) -10.748 15.809 0.875 5.272 -3.539 3.207
Imports Value (US$) 10 202 000 865.00 12 092 926 245.00 16 394 469 337.00 14 113 435 915.00 16 690 197 046.00 17 376 721 272.00 17 210 001 018.00 15 405 370 570.00
Value Growth, YoY (%) -8.319 18.534 18.257 4.113 -0.959 -10.485

The value of merchandise exports from Kenya totalled $ 6.02 billion in 2020. Merchandise exports from Kenya increased by 3.2% compared to 2019. Goods exports grew up by $ 187 million in 2020 (the value of merchandise exports from Kenya amounted to $5.83 billion in 2019)

Kenya's exports 2020 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Kenya in 2020:

  • Uganda with a share of 11.1% (673 million US$)
  • Pakistan with a share of 8.52% (513 million US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 7.78% (469 million US$)
  • USA with a share of 7.7% (463 million US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 7.6% (457 million US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 5.37% (323 million US$)
  • Tanzania with a share of 4.89% (294 million US$)
  • Rwanda with a share of 3.93% (236 million US$)
  • South Sudan with a share of 3.59% (216 million US$)
  • Egypt with a share of 2.96% (178 million US$)

Exports structure from Kenya in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 24% (1.46 billion US$): 09 - Coffee, tea, matT and spices
  • 10.5% (635 million US$): 06 - Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage
  • 6.74% (406 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 4.9% (295 million US$): 07 - Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers
  • 3.59% (216 million US$): 08 - Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons
  • 3.42% (206 million US$): 26 - Ores, slag and ash
  • 3.29% (198 million US$): 62 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted
  • 3.13% (189 million US$): 15 - Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
  • 2.56% (154 million US$): 24 - Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes
  • 2.28% (137 million US$): 20 - Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants

What did Kenya export in 2020?

Kenya's Top Exports in 2020:

  • 20% ($1.22 billion): 0902 - Tea, whether or not flavoured.
  • 9.49% ($572 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.
  • 6.67% ($402 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.
  • 3.58% ($215 million): 0901 - Coffee, whether or not roasted or decaffeinated; coffee husks and skins; coffee substitutes containing coffee in any proportion.
  • 2.6% ($156 million): 2614 - Titanium ores and concentrates.
  • 2.4% ($145 million): 0804 - Dates, figs, pineapples, avocados, guavas, mangoes and mangosteens, fresh or dried.
  • 2.03% ($122 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.
  • 1.91% ($115 million): 1511 - Palm oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified.
  • 1.59% ($96 million): 2402 - Cigars, cheroots, cigarillos and cigarettes, of tobacco or of tobacco substitutes.
  • 1.42% ($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 merchandise imports to Kenya totalled $ 15.4 billion in 2020. Overall commodity imports to Kenya decreased by 10.4% compared to 2019. Merchandise imports decreased by $ 1.8 billion (the value of merchandise imports to Kenya was equal to $17.2 billion in 2019)

Kenya's imports 2020 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Kenya in 2020:

  • China with a share of 22% (3.39 billion US$)
  • India with a share of 11.4% (1.77 billion US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 5.62% (866 million US$)
  • Japan with a share of 5.34% (822 million US$)
  • Saudi Arabia with a share of 4.2% (648 million US$)
  • Indonesia with a share of 3.82% (588 million US$)
  • USA with a share of 3.44% (531 million US$)
  • South Africa with a share of 2.79% (429 million US$)
  • Malaysia with a share of 2.77% (427 million US$)
  • Egypt with a share of 2.73% (421 million US$)

Imports structure to Kenya in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 14.1% (2.18 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 9.31% (1.43 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 7.76% (1.19 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 7.26% (1.11 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 6.04% (931 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 5.61% (864 million US$): 15 - Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
  • 5.17% (796 million US$): 10 - Cereals
  • 4.72% (727 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 4.47% (690 million US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 2.57% (397 million US$): 48 - Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard

What did Kenya import in 2020?

Kenya's Top Imports in 2020:

  • 12.2% ($1.88 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.
  • 5.38% ($829 million): 1511 - Palm oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified.
  • 3.48% ($536 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.
  • 2.97% ($458 million): 1001 - Wheat and meslin.
  • 2.86% ($442 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.
  • 2.28% ($351 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.
  • 1.64% ($253 million): 8525 - Transmission apparatus for radio-telephony, radio-telegraphy, radio-broadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound recording or reproducing apparatus; television cameras; still image video cameras and other video camera recorders; digital cameras.
  • 1.6% ($246 million): 1006 - Rice.
  • 1.53% ($236 million): 7207 - Semi-finished products of iron or non-alloy steel.
  • 1.51% ($232 million): 1701 - Cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid form.

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Kenya | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020