Kenya

Kenya ranked No. 91 in total trade value through June with a total of $486.87 million. Exports totaled $195.24 million and Imports totaled $291.63 million, a deficit of $96.39 million.

U.S. trade with Kenya rose to $486.87 million through June

Kenya’s trade with the United States rose to $486.87 million through the first six months of 2020, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 9.31 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Kenya decreased 10.98 percent while U.S. imports from Kenya fell 8.15 percent. The U.S. deficit with Kenya was $96.39 million.

Through June, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Houston; No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga.; No. 3 Port of Newark; No. 4 Port of Charleston; and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Houston; No. 2 Port of Newark; No. 3 Port of Savannah, Ga.; No. 4 Port of Charleston and No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 61.33 percent of Kenya’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Houston rose 17.73 percent to $97.16 million.
    Exports fell 16.28 percent to $42.87 million. Imports rose 73.34 percent to $54.28 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga. fell 9.21 percent to $64.91 million.
    Exports rose 1.38 percent to $14.57 million. Imports fell 11.88 percent to $50.35 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Newark fell 18.94 percent to $61.58 million.
    Exports rose 8.71 percent to $7.86 million. Imports fell 21.85 percent to $53.72 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Charleston fell 10.61 percent to $56.52 million.
    Exports fell 30.79 percent to $1.7 million. Imports fell 9.8 percent to $54.82 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 15.7 percent to $18.45 million.
    Exports fell 8.03 percent to $16.52 million. Imports fell 50.91 percent to $1.92 million.

Kenya ranked No. 91 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 96.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $1.77 trillion, down 57.4 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 58.23 percent to $687.16 billion; imports dropped 56.85 percent to $1.08 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Canada; Mexico; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $391.01 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $853.23 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Kenya by value through June were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; LNG, other petroleum gases; Returned exports, without change; Misc. steam-generating boilers; and Plastics, respectively. They accounted for 41.94 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; Coffee; Men’s or boys’ shirts, knitted or crocheted; and Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc. –– accounted for 55.07 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 44.76 percent compared to last year to $33.86 million.
  • LNG, other petroleum gases rose 64.77 percent compared to last year to $21.78 million.
  • Returned exports, without change rose 165.61 percent compared to last year to $10.59 million.
  • Misc. steam-generating boilers totaled $7.89 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Plastics fell 32.05 percent compared to last year to $7.76 million.

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

  • Men’s or boys’ slacks, suits, not knit fell 24.39 percent compared to last year to $58.44 million.
  • Women’s or girls’ suits, not knit rose 29.6 percent compared to last year to $45.87 million.
  • Coffee rose 39.7 percent compared to last year to $22.13 million.
  • Men’s or boys’ shirts, knitted or crocheted fell 1.15 percent compared to last year to $17.56 million.
  • Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc. fell 5.19 percent compared to last year to $16.61 million.

In the latest annual figures available, Kenya recorded $1.06 billion in trade with the United States. Total U.S. exports to Kenya were $ 391.03 million and imports from Kenya were $667.22 million. The U.S. deficit with Kenya was $276.2 million.