Annual Merchandise Trade Statistics by Country
Publication date: 09 November 2018, GMT
Reporting period: 2002 - 2017
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Exports of goods from Kenya in 2017

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Source: United Nations International Trade Statistics Database, Department of Economic and Social Affairs/Statistics Division (https://comtrade.un.org)

The value of total exports from Kenya totaled $ 5.74 billion in 2017. (merchandise exports from Kenya amounted to $ in )

Kenya exports 2017 by country

The main export destinations of commodities from Kenya in 2017 were

  • Pakistan with share of 10.7% (619 million US$)
  • Uganda with share of 10.4% (597 million US$)
  • USA with share of 7.95% (457 million US$)
  • Netherlands with share of 7.38% (424 million US$)
  • United Kingdom with share of 6.48% (372 million US$)
  • Tanzania with share of 4.8% (275 million US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with share of 4.43% (255 million US$)
  • Somalia with share of 3.3% (190 million US$)
  • Egypt with share of 3.19% (183 million US$)
  • Dem. Rep. Congo with share of 3.17% (182 million US$)

Exports structure from Kenya in 2017 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 29% (1.66 billion US$): 09 - Coffee, tea, matT and spices
  • 10.3% (595 million US$): 06 - Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage
  • 6.15% (353 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 3.63% (209 million US$): 07 - Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers
  • 3.31% (190 million US$): 62 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted
  • 3.14% (180 million US$): 08 - Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons
  • 3.08% (177 million US$): 26 - Ores, slag and ash
  • 2.33% (134 million US$): 24 - Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes
  • 2.26% (130 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.15% (123 million US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products

What did Kenya export in 2017?

TOP-10 Exports commodities from Kenya in 2017:

The value of total imports to Kenya totaled $ 16.6 billion in 2017. (value of merchandise imports to Kenya was equal to $ in )

Kenya imports 2017 by country

The largest trade partners (import of goods) of Kenya in 2017 were

  • China with share of 22% (3.77 billion US$)
  • India with share of 9.87% (1.64 billion US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with share of 8.01% (1.33 billion US$)
  • Saudi Arabia with share of 6.64% (1.1 billion US$)
  • Japan with share of 4.73% (789 million US$)
  • South Africa with share of 3.58% (598 million US$)
  • USA with share of 3.33% (556 million US$)
  • Indonesia with share of 3.29% (550 million US$)
  • Germany with share of 2.49% (415 million US$)
  • Uganda with share of 2.43% (406 million US$)

Imports structure to Kenya in 2017 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 16.4% (2.74 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 10.9% (1.83 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 6.69% (1.11 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 6.67% (1.11 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 6.65% (1.11 billion US$): 10 - Cereals
  • 4.4% (734 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 4.05% (675 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 3.93% (656 million US$): 15 - Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
  • 3.56% (594 million US$): 17 - Sugars and sugar confectionery
  • 3.1% (518 million US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products

What did Kenya import in 2017?

TOP-10 Imports commodities to Kenya in 2017:

  • 15.1% ($2.52 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 3.52% ($587 million): 1511 - Palm oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified.
  • 3.45% ($575 million): 1701 - Cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid form.
  • 3.01% ($502 million): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 2.6% ($434 million): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 2.45% ($410 million): 1001 - Wheat and meslin.
  • 2.33% ($389 million): 1005 - Maize (corn).
  • 2% ($334 million): 7208 - Flat-rolled products of iron or non-alloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more, hot-rolled, not clad, plated or coated.
  • 1.56% ($261 million): 8471 - Automatic data processing machines and units thereof; magnetic or optical readers, machines for transcribing data onto data media in coded form and machines for processing such data, not elsewhere specified or included.
  • 1.55% ($259 million): 1006 - Rice.

The value of total exports from South Africa totaled $ 88 billion in 2017. Merchandise exports from South Africa increased by 19.1% compared to 2016. goods exports grew up by $ 14.1 billion in 2017 (merchandise exports from South Africa amounted to $74 billion in 2016)

South Africa exports 2017 by country

The main export destinations of commodities from South Africa in 2017 were

  • China with share of 9.81% (8.66 billion US$)
  • USA with share of 7.49% (6.61 billion US$)
  • Germany with share of 6.58% (5.8 billion US$)
  • Areas, nes with share of 6.19% (5.46 billion US$)
  • Japan with share of 4.71% (4.16 billion US$)
  • India with share of 4.68% (4.13 billion US$)
  • Botswana with share of 4.35% (3.84 billion US$)
  • Namibia with share of 4.04% (3.56 billion US$)
  • United Kingdom with share of 3.93% (3.47 billion US$)
  • Mozambique with share of 3.27% (2.89 billion US$)

Exports structure from South Africa in 2017 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 15.9% (14.1 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 12.8% (11.3 billion US$): 26 - Ores, slag and ash
  • 11.9% (10.5 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 11% (9.79 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 6.83% (6.03 billion US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 6.08% (5.36 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 3.83% (3.38 billion US$): 08 - Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons
  • 2.04% (1.8 billion US$): 76 - Aluminum and articles thereof
  • 2.02% (1.79 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 1.49% (1.32 billion US$): 22 - Beverages, spirits and vinegar

What did South Africa export in 2017?

TOP-10 Exports commodities from South Africa in 2017:

  • 7.45% ($6.57 billion): 7110 - Platinum, unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 6.5% ($5.74 billion): 2701 - Coal; briquettes, ovoids and similar solid fuels manufactured from coal.
  • 6.41% ($5.66 billion): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 5.64% ($4.98 billion): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 5.42% ($4.78 billion): 2601 - Iron ores and concentrates, including roasted iron pyrites.
  • 4.23% ($3.73 billion): 7202 - Ferro-alloys.
  • 3.35% ($2.95 billion): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
  • 2.86% ($2.52 billion): 2602 - Manganese ores and concentrates, including ferruginous manganese ores and concentrates with a manganese content of 20 % or more, calculated on the dry weight.
  • 2.7% ($2.39 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 2.32% ($2.04 billion): 2610 - Chromium ores and concentrates.

The value of total imports to South Africa totaled $ 83 billion in 2017. Merchandise imports to South Africa increased by 11% compared to 2016. goods imports grew up by $ 8.28 billion in 2017 (value of merchandise imports to South Africa was equal to $74 billion in 2016)

South Africa imports 2017 by country

The largest trade partners (import of goods) of South Africa in 2017 were

  • China with share of 18.3% (15.2 billion US$)
  • Germany with share of 11.5% (9.55 billion US$)
  • USA with share of 6.6% (5.48 billion US$)
  • India with share of 4.71% (3.91 billion US$)
  • Saudi Arabia with share of 4.62% (3.84 billion US$)
  • Japan with share of 3.4% (2.82 billion US$)
  • United Kingdom with share of 3% (2.49 billion US$)
  • Thailand with share of 2.99% (2.48 billion US$)
  • Italy with share of 2.67% (2.21 billion US$)
  • France with share of 2.51% (2.09 billion US$)

Imports structure to South Africa in 2017 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 14.7% (12.2 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 13.2% (11 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 10.1% (8.44 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 8.4% (6.97 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 8.24% (6.84 billion US$): 99 - Commodities not specified according to kind
  • 3.01% (2.49 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.68% (2.22 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 2.59% (2.15 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 1.89% (1.57 billion US$): 38 - Miscellaneous chemical products
  • 1.62% (1.34 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals

What did South Africa import in 2017?

TOP-10 Imports commodities to South Africa in 2017:

  • 7.72% ($6.41 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
  • 5.35% ($4.44 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 4.78% ($3.97 billion): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 3.46% ($2.87 billion): 8525 - Transmission apparatus for radio-telephony, radio-telegraphy, radio-broadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound recording or reproducing apparatus; television cameras; still image video cameras and other video camera recorders; digital cameras.
  • 2.21% ($1.83 billion): 8471 - Automatic data processing machines and units thereof; magnetic or optical readers, machines for transcribing data onto data media in coded form and machines for processing such data, not elsewhere specified or included.
  • 2.05% ($1.71 billion): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 1.63% ($1.35 billion): 8708 - Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
  • 0.946% ($786 million): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
  • 0.858% ($713 million): 8802 - Other aircraft (for example, helicopters, aeroplanes); spacecraft (including satellites) and suborbital and spacecraft launch vehicles.
  • 0.856% ($711 million): 8429 - Self-propelled bulldozers, angledozers, graders, levellers, scrapers, mechanical shovels, excavators, shovel loaders, tamping machines and road rollers.
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