Kenya recorded a trade deficit of 83037.08 Million KES in September of 2018. Balance of Trade in Kenya averaged -43072.95 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 -69594.00 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 -97315.00 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
2018-08-14 04:00 PM Balance of Trade KES-107.7B KES-116.3B KES -91.3B
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
2018-12-21 02:00 PM Balance of Trade KES-83.0B KES -98.8B
2019-01-22 03:10 PM Balance of Trade
2019-03-12 01:15 PM Balance of Trade


Kenya Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -83037.10 -98835.30 -2175.00 -119463.00 Million KES [+]
Current Account -4187.80 -4741.30 159.86 -5193.30 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -5.90 -5.20 2.20 -12.20 percent [+]
Imports 129796.10 149822.20 168020.00 13453.00 million KES [+]
Exports 46759.00 50986.90 59405.00 9007.00 Million KES [+]
External Debt 2605.33 2611.40 2611.40 361.73 KES Billion [+]
Capital Flows -4952.50 -4817.90 2284.20 -7053.50 USD Million [+]
Remittances 219207.98 205134.80 266186.58 25154.00 USD Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 0.02 1.76 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 114989.00 126797.00 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 December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-83037.10 -98835.30 -2175.00 -119463.00 1998 - 2018 Million KES Monthly




Country Last Previous
Argentina 277.00 Oct/18
Australia 2316.00 Oct/18
Brazil 4062.09 Nov/18
Canada -1165.20 Oct/18
China 447.40 Nov/18
Euro Area 13141.70 Sep/18
France -4052.00 Oct/18
Germany 18300.00 Oct/18
India -17130.00 Oct/18
Indonesia -1819.90 Oct/18
Italy 1274.37 Sep/18
Japan -449.26 Oct/18
Mexico -2936.00 Oct/18
Netherlands 4850.00 Oct/18
Russia 19697.00 Oct/18
Saudi Arabia 162782.00 Jun/18
Singapore 4520.91 Oct/18
South Africa -5549.90 Oct/18
South Korea 5139.00 Nov/18
Spain -3297100.00 Sep/18
Switzerland 2637.00 Oct/18
Turkey -456.10 Oct/18
United Kingdom -3300.00 Oct/18
United States -55488.00 Oct/18


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