About Kenya

Official Name
Republic of Kenya
Capital
Nairobi
Government
Presidential Republic
Business Language
English
Trading Language
English
Population
44.400.000
Landscape
580.367 km²
Agriculture

Products--tea, coffee, sugarcane, horticultural products, corn, wheat, rice, sisal, pineapples, pyrethrum, dairy products, meat and meat products, hides, skins. Arable land--17%.
Industry

Types--petroleum products, grain and sugar milling, cement, beer, soft drinks, textiles, vehicle assembly, paper and light manufacturing.
Structure of economy (% of GDP)
Services--59.5%; industry and commerce--16.7%; agriculture--23.8%.

Major export markets
Uganda, United Kingdom, Tanzania, The Netherlands, United States, Egypt, Sudan, Pakistan.
Important suppliers
United Arab Emirates, India, China, South Africa, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, United States.
COMESA Countries

Burundi, Comoros, Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Etopya, Kenya, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Maritus, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
19 member states, a population is 430 million, the annual import volume is $ 152 billion, the annual export volume is $ 157 billion.

Economic Indicators

Kenya - Economic Indicators Projections

a: actual  b: estimated c: expectation
Source: EIU-Country forecast 2013

  2009 a 2010 a 2011 a 2012 a 2013 b 2014 c
GDP (billion $) 30,6 32,1 34,6 41,4 42,9 44,3
GDP growth (%) 2,7 5,8 4,4 4,1 4,8 5,1
Inflation (%) 5,3 4,5 18,9 3,2 a 5,9 6,2
Polpulation(million) 39,5 40,5 41,6 42,7 43,9 45,1
Export  (million$) 4.502 5.225 5.787b 5.917 6.526 7.089
Import (million $) 9.490 11.528 13.833b 14.387 14.818 15.263
Current Account Balance (million$) -1.689 -2.512 -5.521b -3.990 -3.550 -3.122