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

Imports to Kenya jumped 30.2 percent year-on-year to KES 131 billion in February of 2017, 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 Imports in Kenya averaged 66487.14 million KES from 1998 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 162942 million KES in November of 2015 and a record low of 13453 million KES in January of 1999.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2013-03-12 10:00 AM Jan 2013 KES130765.00M KES117057.90M




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 Imports Notes

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 May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
130839.90 150736.40 162942.00 13453.00 1998 - 2017 million KES Monthly