Kenya recorded a trade deficit of 111608 Million KES in August of 2021. source: Central Bank of Kenya

Balance of Trade in Kenya averaged -49716.60 Million KES from 1998 until 2021, reaching an all time high of -2175 Million KES in June of 1999 and a record low of -119463 Million KES in September of 2014. 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 December of 2021.

Balance of Trade in Kenya is expected to be -86500.00 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 -113500.00 Million KES in 2022 and -104000.00 Million KES in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Kenya Balance of Trade


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-11-02 09:40 AM Jul KES -117.7B KES -103.4B KES -105B
2021-11-02 09:40 AM Ago KES -111.6B KES -117.7B
2021-12-03 12:30 PM Sep KES -111.6B KES -104.5B


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Balance of Trade -111608.00 -117759.00 Million KES Aug/21
Current Account -5707.30 -5651.60 USD Million Aug/21
Current Account to GDP -4.80 -4.60 percent of GDP Dec/20
Imports 172950.00 177169.00 million KES Aug/21
Exports 61343.00 59410.00 Million KES Aug/21
External Debt 4015.30 3799.02 KES Billion Jun/21
Capital Flows -5511.30 -4915.00 USD Million Aug/21
Remittances 337412.55 309804.43 USD Thousand Oct/21
Foreign Direct Investment 55787.00 99690.00 KES Million Dec/20
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.