Kenya recorded a trade deficit of 133864 Million KES in January of 2022. source: Central Bank of Kenya

Balance of Trade in Kenya averaged -51280.76 Million KES from 1998 until 2022, reaching an all time high of -2175 Million KES in June of 1999 and a record low of -168883 Million KES in December of 2021. This page provides the latest reported value for - Kenya Balance of Trade - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Kenya Balance of Trade - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2022.

Balance of Trade in Kenya is expected to be -122000.00 Million KES by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Kenya Balance of Trade is projected to trend around -162000.00 Million KES in 2023 and -166000.00 Million KES in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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Kenya Balance of Trade



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-03-10 10:00 AM Dec KES -169B KES -128B KES -130.5B
2022-04-12 10:00 AM Jan KES -134B KES -169B KES -150B
2022-05-24 10:00 AM Mar KES -163B


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Balance of Trade -133864.00 -168883.00 Million KES Jan 2022
Current Account -6239.30 -6225.10 USD Million Feb 2022
Current Account to GDP -5.40 -4.80 percent of GDP Dec 2021
Imports 194273.00 235233.00 million KES Jan 2022
Exports 60408.00 66351.00 Million KES Jan 2022
External Debt 4174.37 4109.28 KES Billion Dec 2021
Capital Flows -6555.70 -4479.40 USD Million Feb 2022
Remittances 363581.66 321531.78 USD Thousand Mar 2022
Foreign Direct Investment 55787.00 99690.00 KES Million Dec 2020

Kenya Balance of Trade
Agricultural products are central to Kenya's export industry with horticultural and tea being the most important. Other export items include textiles, coffee, tobacco, iron and steel products, petroleum products, cement. Kenya main exports partners are UK, Netherlands, Uganda, Tanzania, United States and Pakistan. 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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-133864.00 -168883.00 -2175.00 -168883.00 1998 - 2022 Million KES Monthly