Kenya is the third-largest economy in sub-Saharan African, just after Nigeria and South Africa. The economy of this country is dominated by agriculture as 25% of the annual workforce indulged in this sector. Hence many agricultural products are exported from Kenya to other countries of the world. But as per the Kenya trade data, many non-agricultural products are exported to many countries. This country also imports many goods from different countries, and the per capita product for exports was $119 and for imports was $357 in 2019. But these trends were changed in 2020. For instance, the value of merchandise exports increased by 3.2%. Let's discuss the details of the exports and imports to get an insight into the same.
Kenya imports and exports statistics 2020
Are you wondering which are the most exported commodities of Kenya? Let's list them from the reports of Kenya trade data (2020).
Tea (flavored and unflavored) – 20% (with a value of $1.22 billion)
Cut flowers & flower buds (fresh, dried, dyed, bleached, impregnated, etc) - 9.49% (with a value of $572 million)
Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals -6.67% (with a value of $402 million)
Coffee (roasted, unroasted, decaffeinated, and its husk & skin) – 3.58% (with a value of $215 million)
Titanium ores and concentrates – 2.6% (with a value of $156 million)
Fruits including Dates, figs, pineapples, avocados, guavas, mangoes, and mangosteens (fresh & dried) – 2.4% (with a value of $145 million)
Top 5 destinations of Kenyan exports
- Uganda (11.1%)
- Pakistan (8.52%)
- United Kingdom (7.78%)
- USA (7.7%)
- Netherlands (7.6%)
After the analysis, it is clear that Kenya is known for flowers, fruits, tea, and coffee which are the output of agriculture. It entirely shows that Kenyan exporters can seek new opportunities in the above-listed destinations.
When considering the Kenya imports and exports statistics 2020, then imports is also the part that plays an important for people around the world who want to trade in Kenya. So let's uncover the facts by discussing the details.
Top 5 commodities imported in 2020
Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals - 12.2% (with a value of $1.88 billion)
Palm oil and its fractions (chemically pure including refined version) - 5.38% (with a value of $829 billion)
Medicaments - 3.48% (with a value of $536 million)
Wheat and meslin- 2.97% (with a value of $458 million)
Motor cars and vehicles with a motor engine- 2.86% (with a value of $442 million)
Top 5 countries from which goods were imported to Kenya
- China (22%)
- India (11.4%)
- United Arab Emirates (5.62%)
- Japan (5.34%)
- Saudi Arabia (4.2%)
The above details of the Kenya import data simply depict that this country is keen to import goods from the above-listed countries. The traders of these countries can find great opportunities to expand their trade in Kenya.
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