General profile: Kenya

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2020
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
53.771 Millions
106.451 KES/US$
98 698 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(n) 569 140 km²
5.29 %
-0.30 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+3.3 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2020
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Merchandise exports
3 420
5 169
5 906
6 034
Merchandise imports
5 846
12 093
16 093
15 435
Merchandise trade balance
-2 426
-6 924
-10 187
-9 402
Export structure by product group in 2020
(as % of total exports)
3 %3 %26 %26 %6 %6 %5 %5 %13 %13 %46 %46 %
Top 5 partners in 2020
(exports, millions of US$)
689499492481423689499492481423
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Services exports
1 883
3 772
4 638
(e) 3 659
Services imports
1 152
2 089
3 321
(e) 3 573
Services trade balance
731
1 683
1 318
(e) 86
Services exports by main category²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Transport
39.2
43.7
42.1
(e) 35.8
Travel
30.8
21.2
15.6
(e) 12.9
Other services
29.9
34.7
42.0
(e) 50.9
TRADE INDICES
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10096979810010091868781878181777175656158544797989910499100898891929596878790908983838691
ECONOMIC TRENDS
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-0.3 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2020
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2020
GDP, current
21 506
40 000
64 008
98 698
GDP per capita, current US$
587
952
1 337
1 836
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
5.91
8.40
5.72
-0.30
Current account balance, % of GDP
-1.17
-5.92
-6.91
-4.65
Exchange rate (/US$)
75.554
79.233
98.179
106.451
GDP by expenditure in 2019
(as % of total GDP)
82.513.117.412.021.482.513.117.412.021.4
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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0 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2020
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2020
FDI inflows
21.21
1 882.07
1 463.74
716.76
FDI outflows
9.69
23.75
14.91
-7.11
Personal remittances, % of GDP
..
..
2.45
3.14
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
3 100.02 838.22 720.41 962.31 744.61 569.31 440.81 304.31 211.07171 0981 1391 4041 1391 4641 5141 9782 1752 2341 8821 85564389751214682285111FDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receipts
TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES
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Trade balance indicators²
(as % and index)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Balance, % of GDP
-6.53
-11.65
-11.05
(e) -8.90
Balance, % of imports
-20.84
-34.44
-40.02
(e) -47.58
Normalized balance
-0.116
-0.208
-0.250
(e) -0.312
Trade openness²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
29333637384451545863565058535556
LABOUR FORCE
Labour force by gender in 2020
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
54%Male 54%Female
46%Female 46%
OTHER INDICATORS
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0.001 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2020
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2020
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
16
14
9
12
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2006 = 100 for China)
..
14.29
14.17
17.35
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
695 600
1 076 100
1 311 000
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
0.23
1.35
0.54
0.31
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
4.11
7.22
4.17
4.75
Share of workforce involved in the ICT sector
..
..
..
..
Source: UNCTADstat (http://unctadstat.unctad.org)
Notes:
1
Land area refers to the total area of a country excluding area under inland water bodies. It differs from the country area, that includes area under inland water bodies, but excludes offshore territorial waters.
2
Statistics presented correspond to the 6th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6, 2009).
e
Estimated.
n
Estimated. Data refers to 2016.
Symbols for missing values:
0
Zero means that the amount is nil or negligible
..
Not available or not separately reported
_
Not applicable
...
Not available, including no quotation
#
Non-relevant calculation
-
Not publishable
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Negative accumulation of flows; Value included in regional and global totals
Abbreviations & acronyms:
DWT:
Dead weight tons
FDI:
Foreign direct investment
GDP:
Gross domestic product
ICT:
Information and communication technology
TEU:
Twenty foot equivalent unit
US$:
United States dollar
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Generation date: 05 January 2022