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Kenya ranked No. 101 in total trade value through February with a total of $150.48 million. Exports totaled $53.56 million and Imports totaled $96.92 million, a deficit of $43.35 million.

January – February 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $150.48 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $25,840,405
2Port of Houston $21,461,704
3Port of Charleston $19,947,518
4Port of Savannah, Ga. $19,773,496
5Port of New Orleans $11,618,155
6Port of Virginia $6,558,396
7John F. Kennedy International Airport $6,215,733
8Chicago O’Hare International Airport $4,762,762
9Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas $4,462,158
10Los Angeles International Airport $4,403,173

U.S. trade with Kenya rose to $150.48 million through February

Kenya’s trade with the United States rose to $150.48 million through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 22.49 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Kenya’s exports decreased 43.8 percent while imports fell 1.94 percent. The U.S. deficit with Kenya was $43.35 million.

Through February, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Newark; No. 2 Port of Houston; No. 3 Port of Charleston; No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga.; and No. 5 Port of New Orleans. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga. No. 3 Port of Newark No. 4 Anchorage International Airport, Alaska and No. 5 Miami International Airport. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 65.55 percent of Kenya’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Newark rose 14.16 percent to $25.84 million.
    Exports fell 36.42 percent to $3.59 million. Imports rose 31 percent to $22.25 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Houston rose 4.59 percent to $21.46 million.
    Exports rose 14.35 percent to $14.39 million. Imports fell 10.88 percent to $7.07 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Charleston rose 14.61 percent to $19.95 million.
    Exports rose 304.48 percent to $1 million. Imports rose 10.41 percent to $18.94 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 14 percent to $19.77 million.
    Exports fell 57 percent to $3.47 million. Imports rose 9.23 percent to $16.31 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of New Orleans rose 337.67 percent to $11.62 million.
    Exports fell 21.83 percent to $750,220. Imports rose 541.28 percent to $10.87 million.

Kenya ranked No. 101 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 89.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $650.55 billion, up 1.11 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 2.61 percent to $260.05 billion; imports climbed 0.14 percent to $390.5 billion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $130.45 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $136.53 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Kenya by value through February were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Misc. vegetable fats, oils; Polymers of vinyl chloride; Plastics; and TV cameras, digital cameras, camcorders, respectively. They accounted for 33.25 percent of total exports to Kenya.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Kenya –– Men’s or boys’ slacks, suits, not knit; Women’s or girls’ suits, not knit; Titanium Ores and Concentrates 2614; Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted; and Men’s or boys’ shirts, knitted or crocheted –– accounted for 57.39 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Kenya:

  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 89.13 percent compared to last year to $5.03 million.
  • Misc. vegetable fats, oils rose 1999.1 percent compared to last year to $4.5 million.
  • Polymers of vinyl chloride rose 65.26 percent compared to last year to $4.09 million.
  • Plastics rose 408.1 percent compared to last year to $2.16 million.
  • TV cameras, digital cameras, camcorders rose 1765.61 percent compared to last year to $2.02 million.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Kenya:

  • Men’s or boys’ slacks, suits, not knit rose 27.68 percent compared to last year to $23.4 million.
  • Women’s or girls’ suits, not knit fell 1.89 percent compared to last year to $11.43 million.
  • Titanium Ores and Concentrates 2614 totaled $9.1 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted fell 7.05 percent compared to last year to $6.01 million.
  • Men’s or boys’ shirts, knitted or crocheted rose 9.89 percent compared to last year to $5.69 million.

In the latest annual figures available, Kenya recorded $1.03 billion in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were New York City; Houston; Charleston; Chicago; and Atlanta/Savannah. Total U.S. exports to Kenya were $ 455.5 million and imports from Kenya were $574.03 million. The U.S. deficit with Kenya was $118.53 million.