Kenya recorded a Current Account deficit of 5.90 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2017. Current Account to GDP in Kenya averaged -3.72 percent from 1980 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 2.20 percent in 2002 and a record low of -12.20 percent in 2011.

Current Account to GDP in Kenya is expected to be -7.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Kenya Current Account to GDP is projected to trend around -6.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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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 Current Account to GDP

The Current account balance as a percent of GDP provides an indication on the level of international competitiveness of a country. Usually, countries recording a strong current account surplus have an economy heavily dependent on exports revenues, with high savings ratings but weak domestic demand. On the other hand, countries recording a current account deficit have strong imports, a low saving rates and high personal consumption rates as a percentage of disposable incomes. This page provides - Kenya Current Account to GDP - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Kenya Current Account to GDP - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-5.90 -5.20 2.20 -12.20 1980 - 2017 percent Yearly




Country Last Previous
Singapore 19.50 Dec/17
Netherlands 10.20 Dec/17
Switzerland 9.80 Dec/17
Germany 8.00 Dec/17
South Korea 5.60 Dec/17
Japan 4.02 Dec/17
Euro Area 3.50 Dec/17
Italy 2.80 Dec/17
Russia 2.20 Dec/17
Saudi Arabia 2.20 Dec/17
Spain 1.90 Dec/17
China 1.30 Dec/17
Brazil -0.48 Dec/17
France -0.80 Dec/17
Mexico -1.60 Dec/17
Indonesia -1.70 Dec/17
India -1.90 Dec/17
United States -2.40 Dec/17
South Africa -2.50 Dec/17
Canada -3.00 Dec/17
Australia -3.10 Dec/17
United Kingdom -4.10 Dec/17
Argentina -4.80 Dec/17
Turkey -5.50 Dec/17


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