Kenya Balance of Trade  1998-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Kenya recorded a trade deficit of KES 82.9 billion in February of 2017, following a KES 48.2 billion shortfall a year earlier. Exports declined 8.3 percent year-on-year to KES 48 billion, led by food and beverages (-4.2 percent from 15.6 percent in January), which account for 43.3 percent of total sales. In contrast, shipments rebounded for consumer goods (20.8 percent from -0.8 percent) and rose faster for non-food industrial supplies (6.6 percent from 4.5 percent). Main export partners were: Uganda, the United Kingdom, Pakistan, the United States and Netherlands. Imports jumped 30.2 percent to KES 131 billion, boosted by purchases of non-food industrial supplies (18.6 percent from 12.6 percent), machinery and other transport equipment (31.5 percent from 49.4 percent) and fuel and lubricants (60 percent from 69.6 percent). Main import partners were: China, India, United Arab Emirates, Japan and South Africa. Balance of Trade in Kenya averaged -38655.14 Million KES from 1998 until 2017, 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.

Kenya Balance of Trade
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-03-24 02:00 PM Dec KES -76.5B KES -79.8B KES -80B
2017-05-08 02:10 PM Feb KES -82.9B KES -101.9B
2017-05-08 02:10 PM Jan KES -101.9B KES -76.5B
2017-06-26 02:00 PM Mar KES -82.9B
2017-07-21 02:00 PM Apr
2017-08-21 02:00 PM May




Kenya Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -82883.00 -101896.00 -2175.00 -119463.00 Million KES [+]
Exports 47957.00 48840.00 59405.00 9007.00 Million KES [+]
Imports 130839.90 150736.40 162942.00 13453.00 million KES [+]
Current Account -4896.10 -4660.30 159.86 -4896.10 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -5.20 -6.70 2.20 -12.20 percent [+]
External Debt 1993.17 1992.80 1993.17 0.00 KES Billion [+]
Capital Flows -5082.50 -5626.50 2239600000.00 -6334800000.00 USD [+]
Remittances 147530.00 142666.00 160941.00 25154.00 USD Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 0.02 0.02 0.02 0.00 Tonnes [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 89928.00 43816.00 89928.00 871.00 KES Million [+]
Terms Of Trade 73.30 81.10 100.00 70.00 Index points [+]
Terrorism Index 6.58 6.66 6.66 2.56 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 77869.00 69214.00 143556.00 36970.00 [+]

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Kenya Balance of Trade Notes

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 June of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-82883.00 -101896.00 -2175.00 -119463.00 1998 - 2017 Million KES Monthly



balance of trade by Country

Last
Australia 555.00 Apr/17
Brazil 7661.00 May/17
Canada -370.30 Apr/17
China 407.90 May/17
Euro Area 17858.90 Apr/17
France -5535.00 Apr/17
Germany 18078.00 Apr/17
India -13841.70 May/17
Indonesia 474.00 May/17
Italy 3601.32 Apr/17
Japan -203.37 May/17
Mexico 616.79 Apr/17
Netherlands 3833.00 Apr/17
Russia 8001.00 Apr/17
South Korea 5990.00 May/17
Spain -1198829.00 Apr/17
Switzerland 3400.03 May/17
Turkey -4945.41 Apr/17
United Kingdom -2050.00 Apr/17
United States -47617.00 Apr/17