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Kenya Trade at a Glance : Most Recent Values

Latest trade data available from various sources.
Kenya monthly trade data

Please note: The data from various sources are not from the same year.

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TRADE SUMMARY FOR Kenya

Overall Exports and Imports for Kenya 2017

  • The total value of exports (FOB) is US$ 5,747 million.
  • The total value of imports (CIF) is US$ 16,690 million.
  • At the HS6 digit level, 3,306 products are exported to 173 countries and 3,939 products are imported from 171 countries.

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level 2017

The top five exported HS 6 digit level products to world by Kenya along with trade value are:

  • Kenya exported Black tea (fermented) and partly fermented tea, , worth US$ 1,405,505.38 million.
  • Kenya exported Fresh cut flowers and buds , worth US$ 538,891.02 million.
  • Kenya exported Petroleum oils, etc, (excl. crude); preparation , worth US$ 348,998.11 million.
  • Kenya exported Coffee, not roasted or decaffeinated , worth US$ 226,753.54 million.
  • Kenya exported Titanium ores and concentrates , worth US$ 133,426.10 million.

The top five imported HS 6 digit level products from world by Kenya along with trade value are

  • Kenya imported Petroleum oils, etc, (excl. crude); preparation , worth US$ 2,521,908.58 million.
  • Kenya imported Crude palm oil , worth US$ 530,343.64 million.
  • Kenya imported Spelt, common wheat and meslin , worth US$ 410,137.30 million.
  • Kenya imported Other medicaments of mixed or unmixed products, , worth US$ 370,471.64 million.
  • Kenya imported Raw cane sugar, in solid form , worth US$ 360,597.98 million.

Kenya top 5 Export and Import partners 2017

The top five countries to which Kenya exported 2017 along with the partner share in percentage are:

  1. Kenya exports to Pakistan worth US$ 620 million, with a partner share of 10.78 percent.
  2. Kenya exports to Uganda worth US$ 598 million, with a partner share of 10.40 percent.
  3. Kenya exports to United States worth US$ 457 million, with a partner share of 7.96 percent.
  4. Kenya exports to Netherlands worth US$ 425 million, with a partner share of 7.39 percent.
  5. Kenya exports to United Kingdom worth US$ 373 million, with a partner share of 6.49 percent.

The top five countries to which Kenya imported goods 2017 along with the share in percentage are

  1. Kenya imports from China worth US$ 3,778 million, with a partner share of 22.64 percent.
  2. Kenya imports from India worth US$ 1,648 million, with a partner share of 9.88 percent.
  3. Kenya imports from United Arab Emirates worth US$ 1,338 million, with a partner share of 8.02 percent.
  4. Kenya imports from Saudi Arabia worth US$ 1,109 million, with a partner share of 6.64 percent.
  5. Kenya imports from Japan worth US$ 790 million, with a partner share of 4.73 percent.

Kenya Exports and Imports of Product Groups 2017

Exports and imports of products by stages of processing in 2017 are below along with their corresponding Product Share as percent of total export or import.


Tariff and Trade Barriers

Tariffs 2013

Tariffs imposed by Kenya in 2013 are below.

  • The maximum rate of tariff in percentage on any product is 100.
  • The simple average tariff across all products is 11.72.
  • The trade weighted average tariff is 9.64.
  • The total duty free imports in thousands of US dollars are 6,019,930.29 and duty free tariff line items share is 40.09.

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index (OTRI) 2009

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  • Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - Applied Tariff for the year 2009 is 0.12.
  • Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - MFN Tariff for the year 2009 is 0.13.

Non-Tariff Measures (NTM)

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  • No Of NTM Measures is not available.
  • No Of NTM Affected Products (HS 6 Digit) is not available.

Temporary Trade Barriers Database (TTDB) .

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  • Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Simple Average for the year is not available.
  • Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Weighted Average for the year is not available.

Kenya World Development Indicators (WDI) 2017

Key Development Indicators of Kenya in 2017 are below

WDI

Kenya Doing Business 2018

  • The ease of doing business rank for Kenya is 80.
  • The trade across border rank is 106.
Doing Business

Kenya Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA), 2017

  • The CPIA Trade Ratings for 2017 is 4.
CPIA

KenyaLogistics Performance Index (LPI) 2016

  • The LPI score for Kenya in 2016 is 3.33.
  • The LPI rank is 42.
LPI

Kenya Services Service Policy Restrictive Database (SPRD)

  • Services Trade Restrictions Index (Over All) for Kenya is 29.50.
SPRD