Kenya: Economy

Economic Trivia

Kenya is the largest economy in East Africa.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2013): India, China, and United Arab Emirates
Top 3 Exported Goods (2013): Coffee & Spices, Live Plants, and Oil & Mineral Fuels

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Small-Scale Consumer Goods (Plastic, Furniture, Batteries, Textiles, Clothing, Soap, Cigarettes, Flour); Agricultural Products; Horticulture; Oil Refining

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Source: The World Bank

GDP, PPP (current international) $141,950,884,423 (2015)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 5.649% (2015)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $3,083 (2015)
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GDP Country Rank 73/193 (2015)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 6.582% (2015)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $16,179,130,000 (2014)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 37.1% (2015)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 6.362% (2015)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 11.363% (2015)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($6,339,432,924) (2014)
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Labor and Employment Source: The World Bank

Labor Force, Total 17,500,228 (2014)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 61.1% (2005)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 6.7% (2005)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 32.2% (2005)
Unemployment Rate 9.2% (2014)
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Imports of goods and services (current US$) $18,409,367,768 (2015)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $9,997,249,927 (2015)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 40.224% (2014)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $1,437,000,004 (2015)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $4,027,047,728 (2014)
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How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Kenya’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment

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