Kenya Trade

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Overall Exports and Imports

Exports (in US$ Mil) 6,050
No. Of products 3,256
No. Of partners 176
Imports (in US$ Mil) 17,377
No. Of products 4,002
No. Of partners 171

Trade Indicator

HH Market concentration index0.05
Index of export market penetration3.23
World Growth3.50
Country Growth5.46

Service Indicators 2018

Service imports (BoP, current US$)...
Service exports (BoP, current US$)...
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)23.01
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)13.18

Kenya top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
Uganda611 10.10
Pakistan586 9.69
United States467 7.72
Netherlands458 7.56
United Kingdom397 6.56
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
China3,661 21.07
India1,829 10.53
Saudi Arabia1,705 9.81
United Arab Emirates1,455 8.38
Japan986 5.67

Kenya Exports and Imports of Product Groups

Product Categories Exports Imports
Export(US$ Mil) Product share(%) Import(US$ Mil) Prod share(%) Weighted Average (%)
Raw materials1,206 19.93 998 5.74 3.74
Intermediate goods649 10.72 4,962 28.56 5.76
Consumer goods3,917 64.74 7,340 42.24 16.44
Capital goods264 4.36 3,994 22.99 4.60

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Black tea (fermented ...1,355,994.21
Fresh cut flowers an ...572,945.58
Petroleum oils, etc, ...379,949.87
Coffee, not roasted ...227,917.40
Titanium ores and co ...151,664.89
Petroleum oils, etc, ...3,088,712.83
Crude palm oil431,133.40
Spelt, common wheat ...423,518.86
Other medicaments of ...391,235.77
Flat rlld prod, i/na ...381,296.90

Tariff and Trade Barriers for Kenya

Tariffs 2018

No. Of Tariff Agreement 4
Simple Average (%) 12.56
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand) 5,402,991.70
Maximum Rate (%) 100
Weighted Average (%) 10.07
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%) 36.51

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index (OTRI) 2009

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - MFN Tariff (2009)0.13
Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - Applied Tariff (2009)0.12

Services Service Policy Restrictive Database (SPRD)

Services Trade Restrictions Index - Over All29.50

Non-Tariff Measures (NTM)

No Of NTM Measures...
No Of NTM Affected Products (HS 6 Digit)...

Temporary Trade Barriers Database (TTDB)

Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Simple Average...
Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Weighted Average...

World Development Indicators (WDI)

2018 WDI »
GDP (current US$ Mil)87,908
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)1,620.00
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil)-8,641.00
Trade Balance (% of GDP)-9.83

Doing Business

2019 Doing Business »
Ease of Doing Business Rank56
Trading Across Borders Rank117

Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA)

2018 CPIA »
CPIA Trade Ratings4

Logistics Performance Index (LPI)

2016 LPI »
LPI Score3.33
LPI Rank42