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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE ECONOMIC SURVEY 2016
Kenya’s Balance of Trade(BOT) improved from a deficit of Ksh 1081 Billion recorded in 2014 to a deficit of Ksh 997 Million in 2015.

The improvement in the BOT was due to;

  • A rise in the value of exports by 8.2% from Ksh 537.24 Billion in 2014 to Ksh 581 Billion In 2015
  • A decline in the value of imports by 2.5 % to ksh 1578 Billion in 2015 from Ksh 1618 Billion in 2014.

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Values of Kenya’s Major Exports 2014/15 (Values in Ksh Billions)

No.

Commodity

2014

2015

1

Tea

94.0

123.0

2

Horticulture

97.1

101.0

3

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories

28.9

28.2

4

Coffee unroasted

19.9

20.6

5

Tobacco and Tobacco manufactures

16.8

15.8

6

Iron and steel

13.4

12.3

7

Medicinal and pharmaceutical products

8.3

11.2

8

Articles of plastics

11.0

11.2

9

Essential Oils

10.9

9.8

10

Titanium ores and concentrates

7.3

9.4

 

All Other (including re-exports)

229.58

238.59

TOTAL EXPORTS

537.24

581.05

       

Top Destinations of Kenya's Exports 2014/15 (Values in Ksh Billions)

No.

Destination

2014

2015

1

Uganda

60.78

68.57

2

Netherlands

40.61

42.04

3

USA

38.29

40.73

4

United Kingdom

35.87

40.67

5

Pakistan

22.02

35.25

6

Tanzania

42.73

33.66

7

United Arab Emirates

20.20

29.24

8

Democratic Republic of Congo

21.05

20.67

9

Egypt

17.51

20.17

10

Rwanda

14.44

17.95

11

South Sudan

19.82

17.07

 

All Other

203.91

215.03

TOTAL EXPORTS

537.24

581.05

Source: KNBS Economic Survey 2016

   
 
 
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