Kenya Imports  1998-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

Imports to Kenya jumped 41.1 percent year-on-year to KES 165.6 billion in July 2017, the strongest gain in 6 months, boosted by a surge in purchases of food (226.1 percent), machinery (41.1 percent), minerals (37 percent), animals (36.2 percent) and chemicals (17.5 percent). The majority of imports came from: the UAE, Germany, the US and South Africa. Imports in Kenya averaged 68239.21 million KES from 1998 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 165573 million KES in July of 2017 and a record low of 13453 million KES in January of 1999.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2013-03-12 10:00 AM Imports KES130765.00M KES117057.90M


Kenya Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -112652.00 -91440.00 -2175.00 -119463.00 Million KES [+]
Exports 52922.00 51574.00 59405.00 9007.00 Million KES [+]
Imports 165573.00 143014.00 165573.00 13453.00 million KES [+]
Current Account -4553.80 -4580.30 159.86 -4896.10 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -5.20 -6.70 2.20 -12.20 percent [+]
External Debt 2294.74 2187.22 2294.74 0.00 KES Billion [+]
Capital Flows -5814.70 -4858.50 2284.20 -6986.40 USD Million [+]
Remittances 152309.00 154876.00 161501.00 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 6.58 6.66 2.56 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 67084.00 71950.00 143556.00 36970.00 [+]

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Kenya Imports

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 Imports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Kenya Imports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
165573.00 143014.00 165573.00 13453.00 1998 - 2017 million KES Monthly