Kenya recorded a trade deficit of 99364.80 Million KES in October of 2018. Balance of Trade in Kenya averaged -43304.61 Million KES from 1998 until 2018, reaching an all time high of -2175 Million KES in June of 1999 and a record low of -119463 Million KES in September of 2014.

Balance of Trade in Kenya is expected to be -93291.00 Million KES by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Balance of Trade in Kenya to stand at -53438.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Kenya Balance of Trade is projected to trend around -63421.00 Million KES in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-14 03:30 PM Balance of Trade KES-99.8B KES-89.6B KES -102.8B
2018-10-29 05:00 PM Balance of Trade KES-98.8B KES-99.8B KES -100.7B
2018-11-19 03:40 PM Balance of Trade KES-83.0B KES-98.8B KES -94.8B
2018-12-26 09:10 AM Balance of Trade KES-99.4B KES-83.0B KES -98.8B
2019-01-24 03:10 PM Balance of Trade KES-99.4B KES -90.0B
2019-03-12 01:15 PM Balance of Trade
2019-03-28 09:30 AM Balance of Trade


Kenya Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -99364.80 -83037.10 -2175.00 -119463.00 Million KES [+]
Current Account -4751.40 -4187.80 159.86 -5193.30 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -5.90 -5.20 2.20 -12.20 percent [+]
Imports 149324.00 129796.10 168020.00 13453.00 million KES [+]
Exports 49959.20 46759.00 59405.00 9007.00 Million KES [+]
External Debt 2605.33 2611.40 2611.40 361.73 KES Billion [+]
Capital Flows -5008.10 -4952.50 2284.20 -7053.50 USD Million [+]
Remittances 219207.98 205134.80 266186.58 25154.00 USD Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 0.02 0.02 1.76 0.00 Tonnes [+]
Terms Of Trade 75.00 78.50 100.00 70.00 Index points [+]
Terrorism Index 6.17 6.58 6.66 2.56 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 90640.00 114989.00 143556.00 36970.00 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 89928.00 43816.00 89928.00 871.00 KES Million [+]

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Kenya Balance of Trade

Agricultural products are central to Kenya's export industry with horticultural and tea being the most important. Other export items include textiles, coffee, tobacco, iron and steel products, petroleum products, cement. Kenya main exports partners are UK, Netherlands, Uganda, Tanzania, United States and Pakistan. 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 Balance of Trade - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Kenya Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-99364.80 -83037.10 -2175.00 -119463.00 1998 - 2018 Million KES Monthly




Country Last Previous
Argentina 1369.00 Dec/18
Australia 1925.00 Nov/18
Brazil 6639.00 Dec/18
Canada -2060.10 Nov/18
China 570.60 Dec/18
Euro Area 18967.90 Nov/18
France -5099.00 Nov/18
Germany 20500.00 Nov/18
India -13080.00 Dec/18
Indonesia -1102.00 Dec/18
Italy 3843.00 Nov/18
Japan -55.29 Dec/18
Mexico -2382.00 Nov/18
Netherlands 6983.00 Nov/18
Russia 18984.00 Nov/18
Saudi Arabia 184673.00 Sep/18
Singapore 1943.12 Dec/18
South Africa 3494.40 Nov/18
South Korea 4558.00 Dec/18
Spain -2568800.00 Nov/18
Switzerland 3071.48 Nov/18
Turkey -651.36 Nov/18
United Kingdom -2904.00 Nov/18
United States -55488.00 Oct/18


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