Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS)
Publication date: 2022-11-14
Reporting period: 2002 - 2021
Timeseries: 194 million
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Kenya | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2010 - 2021

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TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIESKenyaWorldExportsValue (US$)5,169,111,916.005,536,952,633.005,697,559,391.005,747,414,819.006,050,420,682.005,836,255,973.006,023,441,806.046,751,366,221.03
Value Growth, YoY (%)15.800.875.27-3.533.2012.08
ImportsValue (US$)12,092,926,245.0016,394,469,337.0014,113,435,915.0016,690,197,046.0017,376,721,272.0017,210,001,018.0015,405,370,570.9819,594,117,729.98
Value Growth, YoY (%)18.5318.254.11-0.95-10.4827.19

The value of merchandise exports from Kenya totalled $ 6.75 billion in 2021. Merchandise exports from Kenya increased by 12% compared to 2020. Goods exports grew up by $ 727 million in 2021 (the value of merchandise exports from Kenya amounted to $6.02 billion in 2020)

Kenya's exports 2021 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Kenya in 2021:

  • Uganda with a share of 12.3% (831 million US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 8.33% (562 million US$)
  • USA with a share of 8.04% (543 million US$)
  • Pakistan with a share of 7.18% (484 million US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 6.67% (450 million US$)
  • Tanzania with a share of 6.06% (409 million US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 4.66% (315 million US$)
  • Rwanda with a share of 4.12% (278 million US$)
  • Dem. Rep. Congo with a share of 3.3% (223 million US$)
  • China with a share of 2.95% (199 million US$)

Exports structure from Kenya in 2021 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 21% (1.47 billion US$): 09 - Coffee, tea, matT and spices
  • 11.9% (805 million US$): 06 - Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage
  • 4.47% (302 million US$): 07 - Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers
  • 4.18% (282 million US$): 08 - Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons
  • 4.15% (280 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 3.82% (258 million US$): 26 - Ores, slag and ash
  • 3.42% (231 million US$): 62 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted
  • 3.24% (218 million US$): 15 - Animal, vegetable or microbial fats and oils and their cleavage products; prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
  • 2.44% (165 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 2.36% (159 million US$): 25 - Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement

What did Kenya export in 2021?

Kenya's Top Exports in 2021:

  • 17.6% ($1.19 billion): 0902 - Tea, whether or not flavoured
  • 10.7% ($725 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
  • 4.05% ($273 million): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils from bituminous minerals, not crude; preparations n.e.c. containing by weight 70% or more of petroleum oils or oils from bituminous minerals; these being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils
  • 3.67% ($247 million): 0901 - Coffee, whether or not roasted or decaffeinated; coffee husks and skins; coffee substitutes containing coffee in any proportion.
  • 2.84% ($192 million): 2614 - Titanium ores and concentrates
  • 2.59% ($175 million): 0804 - Dates, figs, pineapples, avocados, guavas, mangoes and mangosteens, fresh or dried
  • 1.93% ($130 million): 1511 - Palm oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified
  • 1.89% ($127 million): 7210 - Flat-rolled products of iron or non-alloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more, clad, plated or coated
  • 1.89% ($127 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
  • 1.64% ($111 million): 6203 - Men's or boys' suits, ensembles, jackets, blazers, trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts (other than swimwear).

The value of merchandise imports to Kenya totalled $ 19.5 billion in 2021. Merchandise imports to Kenya increased by 27% compared to 2020. Goods imports grew up by $ 4.18 billion in 2021 (the value of merchandise imports to Kenya was equal to $15.4 billion in 2020)

Kenya's imports 2021 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Kenya in 2021:

  • China with a share of 20% (4.02 billion US$)
  • India with a share of 10.7% (2.1 billion US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 8.31% (1.62 billion US$)
  • Saudi Arabia with a share of 5.33% (1.04 billion US$)
  • Japan with a share of 4.55% (892 million US$)
  • Malaysia with a share of 4.36% (855 million US$)
  • USA with a share of 4.09% (801 million US$)
  • Korea with a share of 2.52% (494 million US$)
  • Tanzania with a share of 2.49% (489 million US$)
  • Egypt with a share of 2.27% (445 million US$)

Imports structure to Kenya in 2021 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 17.9% (3.51 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 8.14% (1.59 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 7% (1.37 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 6.55% (1.28 billion US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 6.08% (1.19 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 5.38% (1.05 billion US$): 15 - Animal, vegetable or microbial fats and oils and their cleavage products; prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
  • 5.28% (1.03 billion US$): 10 - Cereals
  • 5.01% (982 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 3.96% (776 million US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 2.42% (474 million US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel

What did Kenya import in 2021?

Kenya's Top Imports in 2021:

  • 15.6% ($3.05 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils from bituminous minerals, not crude; preparations n.e.c. containing by weight 70% or more of petroleum oils or oils from bituminous minerals; these being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils
  • 5.05% ($990 million): 1511 - Palm oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified
  • 3.14% ($615 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
  • 2.89% ($567 million): 1001 - Wheat and meslin.
  • 2.46% ($482 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
  • 2.41% ($473 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
  • 1.82% ($357 million): 7207 - Semi-finished products of iron or non-alloy steel
  • 1.53% ($300 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
  • 1.48% ($290 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
  • 1.44% ($283 million): 1006 - Rice

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Kenya | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2010 - 2021