Kenya recorded a trade deficit of 136453 Million KES in March of 2022. source: Central Bank of Kenya

Balance of Trade in Kenya averaged -51801.06 Million KES from 1998 until 2022, reaching an all time high of -2175 Million KES in June of 1999 and a record low of -169237 Million KES in December of 2021. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2022.

Balance of Trade in Kenya is expected to be -122000.00 Million KES by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Kenya Balance of Trade is projected to trend around -162000.00 Million KES in 2023 and -166000.00 Million KES in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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Kenya Balance of Trade



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-06-10 10:00 AM Feb KES -114B KES -134B KES -138B
2022-06-10 10:00 AM Mar KES -136B KES -114B KES -163B
2022-06-27 10:00 AM Apr KES -136B KES -118B


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Balance of Trade -136453.00 -113520.00 Million KES Mar 2022
Current Account -5686.60 -5911.30 USD Million Apr 2022
Current Account to GDP -5.40 -4.80 percent of GDP Dec 2021
Imports 213517.00 183813.00 million KES Mar 2022
Exports 77063.00 70292.00 Million KES Mar 2022
External Debt 4174.37 4109.28 KES Billion Dec 2021
Capital Flows -7056.50 -6754.70 USD Million Apr 2022
Remittances 339683.23 355037.15 USD Thousand May 2022
Foreign Direct Investment 55787.00 99690.00 KES Million Dec 2020

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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-136453.00 -113520.00 -2175.00 -169237.00 1998 - 2022 Million KES Monthly