Markets Where Kenya’s Exports Grew in 2018

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Value (Kshs Billions)

 

Rank 2018

COUNTRY

EXPORTS 2018

EXPORTS 2017

Change in value between 2017 and 2018

% Change between 2017 and 2018

1

United Arab Emirates

35.01

26.37

8.64

32.76

2

India

9.10

5.98

3.12

52.15

3

Netherlands

46.37

43.89

2.47

5.64

4

Thailand

7.26

5.00

2.26

45.14

5

Saudi Arabia

10.02

7.85

2.17

27.69

6

Qatar

5.87

3.71

2.16

58.13

7

United Kingdom

40.19

38.55

1.64

4.25

8

South Africa

4.39

2.76

1.63

59.03

9

Spain

4.44

2.96

1.48

49.97

10

Taiwan

5.19

3.77

1.42

37.80

11

Zambia

5.29

3.87

1.42

36.74

12

Tanzania

29.75

28.52

1.23

4.32

13

China

11.13

10.00

1.14

11.36

14

Egypt

20.13

19.01

1.12

5.89

15

Rwanda

17.84

17.12

0.72

4.19

16

Ghana

1.26

0.54

0.72

131.96

17

Iran

2.17

1.52

0.65

42.67

18

Afghanistan

3.77

3.15

0.63

19.89

19

Australia

2.88

2.28

0.59

26.00

20

Russia Fed.

8.57

8.00

0.58

7.20

21

Hong Kong

6.99

6.41

0.58

8.98

22

Japan

5.07

4.50

0.57

12.60

23

Italy

3.97

3.41

0.56

16.41

24

Vietnam

2.03

1.49

0.54

36.61

25

Oman

2.00

1.49

0.51

34.31

 

All Other

322.24

341.98

   

 

Total

612.93

594.13

18.80

3.16

Source: KNBS 2019, Compiled by BrandKE

  • The Kenya’s exports grew by Kshs 18.80 billion from Kshs 594.1 billion in 2017 to Kshs 612.9 billion in 2018, representing a 3.2% growth.
  • There was a significant increase in exports from Kenya to; United Arab Emirates (by Kshs 8.6 billion), India (by Kshs 3.1 billion), Netherlands (by Kshs 2.5 billion), Thailand, (by Kshs 2.3 billion) and Saudi Arabia (by Kshs 2.2 billion).
  • Other countries that registered export growth above Kshs 1 billion include Qatar, United Kingdom, South Africa, China, Tanzania and Taiwan.
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