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Kenya ranked No. 98 in total trade value through October with a total of $860.92 million. Exports totaled $310.35 million and Imports totaled $550.57 million, a deficit of $240.21 million.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $860.92 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Newark $138,157,002
2Port of Savannah, Ga. $135,049,618
3Port of Houston $103,627,060
4Chicago O’Hare International Airport $85,109,432
5Port of Charleston $63,250,251
6Miami International Airport $40,414,849
7Port of Virginia $28,110,764
8Port of Oakland, Calif. $26,754,261
9Anchorage International Airport, Alaska $22,329,933
10Los Angeles International Airport $21,382,365

U.S. trade with Kenya rose to $860.92 million through October

Kenya’s trade with the United States rose to $860.92 million through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 3.82 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Kenya’s exports decreased 23.85 percent while imports rose 12.91 percent. The U.S. deficit with Kenya was $240.21 million.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Newark; No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga.; No. 3 Port of Houston; No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport; and No. 5 Port of Charleston. 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 Charleston No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport and No. 5 Port of Savannah, Ga.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 61 percent of Kenya’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Newark fell 7.11 percent to $138.16 million.
    Exports rose 78.52 percent to $14.32 million. Imports fell 11.99 percent to $123.83 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Savannah, Ga. rose 165.04 percent to $135.05 million.
    Exports rose 0.56 percent to $19.82 million. Imports rose 268.82 percent to $115.23 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Houston fell 30.34 percent to $103.63 million.
    Exports fell 43.9 percent to $49.96 million. Imports fell 10.11 percent to $53.67 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Chicago O’Hare International Airport fell 14.26 percent to $85.11 million.
    Exports fell 52 percent to $46.14 million. Imports rose 1140.05 percent to $38.97 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Charleston fell 39.11 percent to $63.25 million.
    Exports fell 46.73 percent to $2.72 million. Imports fell 38.72 percent to $60.53 million.

Kenya ranked No. 98 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 90.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $3.51 trillion, up 9.44 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 8.95 percent to $1.39 trillion; imports climbed 9.77 percent to $2.12 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are China; Canada; Mexico; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $732.48 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $657.79 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Kenya by value through October were the categories of Civilian aircraft, parts; Polymers of vinyl chloride; Computer chips; Misc. uncoated kraft paper, paperboard; and Computers, respectively. They accounted for 45.34 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; Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc.; Women’s or girls’ suits, not knit; Value added to a returned import; and Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted –– accounted for 59.09 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Civilian aircraft, parts fell 31.82 percent compared to last year to $86.58 million.
  • Polymers of vinyl chloride rose 195.21 percent compared to last year to $22.48 million.
  • Computer chips rose 5248.54 percent compared to last year to $10.89 million.
  • Misc. uncoated kraft paper, paperboard rose 18.08 percent compared to last year to $10.54 million.
  • Computers rose 21.04 percent compared to last year to $10.24 million.

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

  • Men’s or boys’ slacks, suits, not knit rose 31.37 percent compared to last year to $106.02 million.
  • Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc. rose 35.8 percent compared to last year to $59.53 million.
  • Women’s or girls’ suits, not knit rose 1.08 percent compared to last year to $54.81 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 165.98 percent compared to last year to $52.82 million.
  • Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted rose 17.69 percent compared to last year to $52.13 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.