Imports to Kenya tumbled 11.4 percent from a year earlier to KES 132.8 billion in August 2019, mainly dragged down by machinery & transport equipment (-14.1 percent); manufactured goods (-9.6 percent); mineral fuels, lubricants (-35.4 percent) and chemicals (-8.9 percent). In contrast, purchases increased for food & live animals (25.3 percent) and crude materials inedible except fuels (4.7 percent). Imports in Kenya averaged 75850.62 million KES from 1998 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 168020 million KES in May of 2018 and a record low of 13453 million KES in January of 1999.

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Kenya Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -83197.00 -103370.00 -2175.00 -119463.00 Million KES [+]
Current Account -3886.70 -3788.20 159.86 -5930.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -5.20 -5.90 2.20 -12.20 percent [+]
Imports 132802.00 153590.00 168020.00 13453.00 million KES [+]
Exports 49604.00 50220.00 59405.00 9007.00 Million KES [+]
External Debt 3133.54 3160.06 3160.06 361.73 KES Billion [+]
Capital Flows -6775.70 -6417.50 2284.20 -8332.30 USD Million [+]
Remittances 214313.94 224487.33 295316.98 25154.00 USD Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 0.00 0.00 0.02 0.00 Tonnes [+]
Terms Of Trade 68.00 75.50 100.00 68.00 Index points [+]
Terrorism Index 6.11 6.17 6.66 2.56 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 136225.00 125323.00 171422.00 36970.00 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 68723.00 49253.00 68723.00 871.00 KES Million [+]


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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 October of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
132802.00 153590.00 168020.00 13453.00 1998 - 2019 million KES Monthly




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