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In the year 2018 total export to Kenya was estimated up-to 15,132.62 USD Million. The export to Kenya in the year 2017 was valued at 16,568.8 USD Million while now it is 15,132.62 USD Million which is decreased by -8.67%.

Following are the goods exported to Kenya from worldwide :

export to Kenya
HS Code Product Name Value (USD Million) % Increase
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery, etc 1665.764819 -5.47
85 Electrical, electronic equipment 1206.014769 7.55
29 Organic chemicals 202.818324 32.21
28 Inorganic chemicals, precious metal compound, isotope 104.81484 16.22
72 Iron and steel 860.532048 17.35
90 Optical, photo, technical, medical, etc apparatus 291.515302 11.26
73 Articles of iron or steel 398.748937 25.41
39 Plastics and articles thereof 769.488118 14.74
62 Articles of apparel, accessories, not knit or crochet 94.104685 14.14
61 Articles of apparel, accessories, knit or crochet 47.88773 65.51

In the table above all the products exported to Kenya from over the world are mentioned with their HS code and their overall value in USD as per their total demand in the previous year.

These top 10 categories accounts for the 37.28% of imports from Kenya. Out of the top Kenya imports mentioned above, Umbrellas, walking sticks, seat sticks, whips, etc reported the greatest increase from 2017 to 2018 via a 506.97% spike.

China is the major exporter out of 167 countries that supply goods to Kenya followed by the India, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates as the top importers to Kenya.

Country Value (USD Million) % Share
World 15132.619093 46.58
China 3653.700929 11.25
India 1826.33304 5.62
Saudi Arabia 1705.022548 5.25
United Arab Emirates 1455.351854 4.48
Japan 984.656213 3.03
South Africa 638.300499 1.96
USA 528.026563 1.63
Uganda 488.05773 1.5
Germany 459.928215 1.42

The above table shows the top 10 importers of Kenya with their percentage share and the value of their share in USD.

Kenya imports from 167 countries collectively worth 32,490.04 USD Million. Top 10 countries export to Kenya contributes 82.71% to the Kenya overall import.

Major items which are exported to Kenya are Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery, etc, Electrical, electronic equipment, Organic chemicals, Inorganic chemicals, precious metal compound, isotope, Iron and steel . These items together has an export value of 4,039.94 USD Million and shares 26.7% of the total export value to Kenya.

Here’s a detailed list of all the items exported to Kenya in 2018.

HS Code Product Name Value (USD Million)
7208 Hot rolled products, iron steel, width greater than 600mm, not cla 430.101978
4011 New pneumatic tyres, of rubber 149.748409
4804 Uncoated kraft paper and paperboard 106.779877
4802 Uncoated paper for writing, printing, office machines 105.252042
8708 Parts and accessories for motor vehicles 97.27726
8413 Pumps for liquids 67.430413
6006 Other knitted or crocheted fabrics. 65.867216
7210 Flat rolled iron steel, greater than 600mm, clad, plated or coate 64.349071
5407 Woven synthetic filament yarn, monofilament greater than 67dtex 61.458065
9018 Instruments etc for medical, surgical, dental, etc us 60.963473
8443 Printing and ancillary machinery 58.122104
3920 Plastic plate, sheet, film not cellular, reinforced 57.904653
8419 Machinery, non domestic, involving heating or cooling 52.92661
3824 Prepr binder for foundry 47.838871
8516 Electric equipment with heating element, domestic etc 37.170116
8501 Electric motors and generators, except generating set 33.49324
5209 Woven cotton nes, greater than 85 percentage cotton, greater than 200g m2 32.64204
7216 Angles, shapes and sections of iron or non alloy stee 29.86052
9401 Seats (except dentist, barber, etc chairs) 27.535987
6204 Womens, girls suits, jacket, dress, skirt, etc, wove 26.140558
5509 Yarn (not sewing), synthetic staple fibre, not retail 24.942326
4202 Trunks, suit cases, camera cases, handbags, etc 24.301125
4805 Uncoated paper and paperboard nes 24.081219
5208 Woven cotton fabric, greater than 85 percentage cotton, less than 200g m2 24.002186
6203 Mens or boys suits, jackets, trousers etc not knit 22.009937
7318 Screws, bolts, nuts, rivets, washers, etc, iron, stee 21.177262
7304 Tube or hollow profile, seamless iron steel not cast 20.793166
2915 Saturated acyclic monocarboxylic acids, derivatives 14.523694
2905 Acyclic alcohols and their derivatives 13.330204
2933 Heterocyclics, nitrogen hetero atom only, nucleic aci 12.440255
2008 Fruit, nut, edible plant parts nes, prepared preserve 12.301594
5402 Synthetic filament yarn(not sewing thread) not retail 10.513646
5211 Woven fabric, less than 85 percentage cotton with manmade fibre, greater than 200g m2 9.673761
9506 Equipment for gymnastics, sports, outdoor games nes 6.943754
2009 Fruit and vegetable juices, not fermented or spirited 6.345394
7219 Rolled stainless steel sheet, width greater than 600mm 6.060139
2918 Carboxylic acids (additional oxygen function), derivs 5.872353
4002 Synthetic rubber 5.674585
6103 Mens, boys suits,jackets,trousers etc knit or crochet 5.501849
6302 Bed, table, toilet and kitchen linens 5.079416
5514 Woven fabric greater than 85 percentage synthcotton, greater than 170g m2 unbl bleache 4.810922
2914 Ketones and quinones, their derivatives 2.893444
2903 Halogenated derivatives of hydrocarbons 2.845694
6104 Womens, girls suit, dress, skirt, etc, knit or croche 2.702427
6108 Womens, girls underwear, nightwear, etc knit, crochet 2.480955
7019 Glass fibres, glass wool, and articles thereof 2.390711
2827 Chlorides, bromides, iodides, oxides thereof 1.951828
2921 Amine function compounds 1.308817
5702 Carpets, woven, not tufted, flocked 1.187742
709 Vegetables nes, fresh or chilled 0.950326

The average demand for following products has upswinged consecutively in the last year.

HS Code Product Name % Increase
66 Umbrellas, walking sticks, seat sticks, whips, etc 506.97
46 Manufactures of plaiting material, basketwork, etc. 271.77
67 Bird skin, feathers, artificial flowers, human hair 237.77
45 Cork and articles of cork 173.53
47 Pulp of wood, fibrous cellulosic material, waste etc 141.51

According to the above-mentioned data, the export of Umbrellas, walking sticks, seat sticks, whips, etc to Kenya, has got a boost of 506.97% in total, Manufactures of plaiting material, basketwork, etc. got a boost of 271.77% and Bird skin, feathers, artificial flowers, human hair, got a boost of 237.77%.

On the other hand, the average demand for the following products has dropped down in the last year.

HS Code Product Name % Increase
43 Furskins and artificial fur, manufactures thereof -93.23
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery -66.85
27 Mineral fuels, oils, distillation products, etc -57.49
89 Ships, boats and other floating structures -53.21
86 Railway, tramway locomotives, rolling stock, equipmen -48.4

According to the above-mentioned data, the export of Furskins and artificial fur, manufactures thereof to Kenya, dropped down by -93.23% in total, Sugars and sugar confectionery dipped in demand by -66.85% and Mineral fuels, oils, distillation products, etc by -57.49%.

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Importers and buyers in Kenya

S. No Company Name Address Country Product Code Product Name
ALDON FOOD INDUSTRESS (U) KAMPAL Kenya Kenya 101 Live horses, asses, mules and hinnies
COMET HEALTHCARE LTD Kenya Kenya 101 Live horses, asses, mules and hinnies
MJENGO LIMITED P.O. Box 1536, 01000 Thika, Kenya,Kenya Kenya 101 Live horses, asses, mules and hinnies
PLASTECH INTERNATIONAL FZC Kenya Kenya 101 Live horses, asses, mules and hinnies
ABACASSAMO MAHOMED HANIF ELIAS Kenya Kenya 101 Live horses, asses, mules and hinnies
EAST AFRICAN SEA FOOD LTD Kenya Kenya 303 Fish, frozen, whole
ALPHA LOGISTICS DRC SPRL Kenya Kenya 303 Fish, frozen, whole
EAST AFRICAN SEA FOOD LTD. Kenya Kenya 303 Fish, frozen, whole
EAST AFRICAN SEA FOOD LTD. MBARAKI Kenya Kenya 303 Fish, frozen, whole
UNITED NATIONS SUPPORT OFFICER Kenya Kenya 303 Fish, frozen, whole
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People Also Ask

What should I export to Kenya?

Currently, the best goods to export to Kenya are Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery, etc, Electrical, electronic equipment, Organic chemicals, Inorganic chemicals, precious metal compound, isotope, Iron and steel .

Which are the main countries that export to Kenya?

Main countries that export to Kenya are World, China, India .

What are the most profitable items export to Kenya?

The profitable exported items to Kenya are Umbrellas, walking sticks, seat sticks, whips, etc, Manufactures of plaiting material, basketwork, etc., Bird skin, feathers, artificial flowers, human hair, Cork and articles of cork, Pulp of wood, fibrous cellulosic material, waste etc .