Kenya recorded a Current Account deficit of 4.60 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2019.

Current Account to GDP in Kenya averaged -3.78 percent from 1980 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 2.20 percent in 2002 and a record low of -12.20 percent in 2011. This page provides - Kenya Current Account to GDP - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.

Current Account to GDP in Kenya is expected to be -4.70 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Kenya Current Account to GDP is projected to trend around -4.70 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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Kenya Current Account to GDP

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-4.60 -5.00 2.20 -12.20 1980 - 2019 percent Yearly

Kenya Current Account to GDP
The Current account balance as a percent of GDP provides an indication on the level of international competitiveness of a country. Usually, countries recording a strong current account surplus have an economy heavily dependent on exports revenues, with high savings ratings but weak domestic demand. On the other hand, countries recording a current account deficit have strong imports, a low saving rates and high personal consumption rates as a percentage of disposable incomes.

Kenya Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -107479.10 -108125.70 -2175.00 -119463.00 Million KES [+]
Current Account -3783.20 -3754.60 159.86 -5930.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -4.60 -5.00 2.20 -12.20 percent [+]
Imports 159414.30 159219.80 168020.00 13453.00 million KES [+]
Exports 51935.20 51094.10 59405.00 9007.00 Million KES [+]
External Debt 3111.77 3133.54 3160.06 361.73 KES Billion [+]
Capital Flows -6122.70 -7041.30 2284.20 -9259.60 USD Million [+]
Remittances 218844.75 224297.19 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 points [+]
Terrorism Index 5.76 6.11 6.66 2.56 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 132019.00 121070.00 158514.00 36970.00 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 164708.40 131885.50 164708.40 871.00 KES Million [+]