Kenya External Debt: % of GDP

2015 - 2019 | Yearly | % | CEIC Data

Kenya External Debt accounted for 33.1 % of the country's Nominal GDP in 2019, compared with the ratio of 31.9 % in the previous year. Kenya External Debt: % of Nominal GDP data is updated yearly, available from Dec 2015 to Dec 2019. The data reached an all-time high of 33.1 % in Dec 2019 and a record low of 26.2 % in Dec 2015. CEIC calculates External Debt as % of Nominal GDP from quarterly External Debt and annual Nominal GDP. World Bank provides External Debt in USD. The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics provides Nominal GDP in local currency.

In the latest reports of Kenya, Current Account recorded a deficit of 415.0 USD mn in Sep 2020. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) increased by 1.3 USD bn in Dec 2019. Kenya Direct Investment Abroad expanded by 203.9 USD mn in Dec 2019. Its Foreign Portfolio Investment increased by 2.3 USD bn in Dec 2019. The country's External Debt reached 34,679.1 in Jan 2021. The country's Nominal GDP was reported at 24.5 USD bn in Sep 2020.

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Kenya External Debt: % of GDP

What was Kenya's External Debt: % of GDP in 2019?

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
33.1 2019 31.9 2018 26.2 2015 33.1 2019 % yearly 2015 - 2019

External Debt: % of GDP by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 65.6 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Algeria (%) 2.2 2019 yearly 1970 - 2019
Argentina (%) 70.7 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
Armenia (%) 102.3 2020 yearly 2000 - 2020
Australia (%) 129.1 2020 yearly 1988 - 2020
Austria (%) 163.3 2020 yearly 1997 - 2020
Azerbaijan (%) 20.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2001 - Dec 2020
Bangladesh (%) 11.4 2017 yearly 1997 - 2017
Belarus (%) 70.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2000 - Dec 2020
Belgium (%) 268.6 2020 yearly 2007 - 2020
Bolivia (%) 33.0 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 23.1 2019 yearly 1999 - 2019
Botswana (%) 8.6 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Brazil (%) 38.4 2020 yearly 1992 - 2020
Bulgaria (%) 66.1 2020 yearly 1999 - 2020
Cambodia (%) 69.9 2020 yearly 2010 - 2020
Canada (%) 142.8 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Chile (%) 82.4 2020 yearly 1971 - 2020
China (%) 16.3 2020 yearly 1985 - 2020
Colombia (%) 56.7 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Croatia (%) 87.9 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Cyprus (%) 908.4 2020 yearly 2004 - 2020
Czech Republic (%) 75.5 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Denmark (%) 157.0 2020 yearly 2005 - 2020
Ecuador (%) 57.4 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Egypt (%) 33.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Jun 1999 - Sep 2020
Estonia (%) 91.1 2020 yearly 1996 - 2020
European Union (%) 130.0 2020 yearly 2008 - 2020
Finland (%) 225.2 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
France (%) 261.7 2020 yearly 2004 - 2020
Georgia (%) 129.6 2020 yearly 1999 - 2020
Germany (%) 163.7 2020 yearly 1999 - 2020
Ghana (%) 34.2 2020 yearly 1999 - 2020
Greece (%) 299.2 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 514.2 2020 yearly 2001 - 2020
Hungary (%) 160.2 2020 yearly 2006 - 2020
Iceland (%) 83.5 2020 yearly 1989 - 2020
India (%) 21.1 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
Indonesia (%) 39.3 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Iran (%) 1.1 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
Ireland (%) 701.2 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
Israel (%) 32.9 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Italy (%) 140.7 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
Ivory Coast (%) 24.0 2018 yearly 1994 - 2018
Japan (%) 92.8 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Jordan (%) 82.1 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Kazakhstan (%) 96.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2020
Kenya (%) 33.1 2019 yearly 2015 - 2019
South Korea (%) 33.3 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
Kosovo (%) 37.0 2020 yearly 2007 - 2020
Kuwait (%) 50.2 2019 yearly 2014 - 2019
Kyrgyzstan (%) 112.9 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Laos (%) 52.6 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
Latvia (%) 124.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2020
Lebanon (%) 62.8 2019 yearly 2007 - 2019
Lithuania (%) 74.2 2020 yearly 1996 - 2020
Luxembourg (%) 5,104.4 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
North Macedonia (%) 80.2 2020 yearly 2004 - 2020
Malawi (%) 39.4 2014 yearly 2006 - 2014
Malaysia (%) 67.6 2020 yearly 2009 - 2020
Malta (%) 678.4 2020 yearly 2004 - 2020
Mauritius (%) 2,062.5 2020 yearly 2009 - 2020
Mexico (%) 42.8 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
Moldova (%) 70.1 2020 yearly 2000 - 2020
Mongolia (%) 243.1 2020 yearly 1992 - 2020
Montenegro (%) 150.5 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Morocco (%) 53.6 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Mozambique (%) 71.8 2017 yearly 1985 - 2017
Nepal (%) 17.3 2016 yearly 2001 - 2016
Netherlands (%) 443.8 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
New Zealand (%) 90.6 2020 yearly 1993 - 2020
Nigeria (%) 7.8 2020 yearly 1985 - 2020
Norway (%) 180.1 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Pakistan (%) 41.0 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
Palestinian Territory (%) 35.4 2018 yearly 2012 - 2018
Panama (%) 201.9 2020 yearly 2014 - 2020
Paraguay (%) 53.7 2020 yearly 2000 - 2020
Peru (%) 43.3 2020 yearly 1980 - 2020
Philippines (%) 27.2 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Poland (%) 60.3 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Portugal (%) 202.8 2020 yearly 1996 - 2020
Qatar (%) 106.1 2018 yearly 2000 - 2018
Romania (%) 57.8 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Russia (%) 31.5 2020 yearly 1993 - 2020
Serbia (%) 61.5 2020 yearly 2000 - 2020
Singapore (%) 471.3 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Slovakia (%) 121.2 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Slovenia (%) 101.9 2020 yearly 2001 - 2020
South Africa (%) 50.8 2020 yearly 1985 - 2020
Spain (%) 199.4 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Sri Lanka (%) 61.1 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
Sudan (%) 120.5 2019 yearly 2001 - 2019
Sweden (%) 164.2 2020 yearly 1997 - 2020
Switzerland (%) 283.3 2020 yearly 1999 - 2020
Taiwan (%) 28.4 2020 yearly 1999 - 2020
Tajikistan (%) 37.5 2020 yearly 2000 - 2020
Thailand (%) 36.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
Tunisia (%) 100.9 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
Turkey (%) 62.8 2020 yearly 1989 - 2020
Ukraine (%) 80.8 2020 yearly 1993 - 2020

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -2.7 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2009 - Sep 2020
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 13,772.173 Jun 2021 monthly Sep 1999 - Jun 2021
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 7.8 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
National Government Debt (USD mn) 71,510.4 Jun 2021 monthly Sep 1999 - Jun 2021
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 68.6 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2009 - Sep 2020
Forecast: Government Expenditure (KES bn) 4,370.210 2026 yearly 1982 - 2026
Forecast: Government Net Debt (KES bn) 13,701.000 2026 yearly 1998 - 2026
Forecast: Government Revenue (KES bn) 3,864.880 2026 yearly 1982 - 2026
Central Government Revenue and Grants: ytd: Revenue: Tax: VAT (KES mn) 410,758.397 Jun 2021 monthly Sep 1999 - Jun 2021
Central Government Expenditure: ytd: Recurrent (KES mn) 1,766,956.846 Jun 2021 monthly Sep 1999 - Jun 2021
Central Government Revenue and Grants: ytd: Revenue: Tax: Excise Duty (KES mn) 216,324.917 Jun 2021 monthly Sep 1999 - Jun 2021
Central Government Expenditure: ytd: Development (KES mn) 548,531.247 Jun 2021 monthly Sep 1999 - Jun 2021
Central Government Revenue and Grants: ytd: Revenue (KES mn) 1,738,384.623 Jun 2021 monthly Sep 1999 - Jun 2021
Central Government Expenditure: ytd (KES mn) 2,706,297.552 Jun 2021 monthly Sep 1999 - Jun 2021
Central Government Revenue and Grants: ytd: Revenue: Tax (KES mn) 1,484,759.686 Jun 2021 monthly Sep 1999 - Jun 2021
Central Government Surplus or Deficit (KES bn) -478.312 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Central Government Debt: External (KES mn) 4,015,299.380 Jun 2021 monthly Sep 1999 - Jun 2021
Central Government Debt: Domestic (KES mn) 3,697,093.180 Jun 2021 monthly Sep 1999 - Jun 2021
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 7.682 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Trade Balance (USD mn) -959.3 Jun 2021 monthly Oct 1992 - Jun 2021
Total Exports (USD mn) 526.3 Jun 2021 monthly Aug 1998 - Jun 2021
Total Exports Growth (%) 18.1 Jun 2021 monthly Aug 1999 - Jun 2021
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 4,646.293 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 108,937.892 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 14,192.592 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Imports (USD mn) 1,485.6 Jun 2021 monthly Aug 1998 - Jun 2021
Total Imports Growth (%) 31.7 Jun 2021 monthly Aug 1999 - Jun 2021
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 377,933.100 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 101,492.944 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 43.843 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1998 - Oct 2020
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 49.809 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Feb 2021
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 11.069 Feb 2021 monthly Apr 1998 - Feb 2021
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 336.717 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Mar 2021
Exports (KES mn) 56,744.170 Jun 2021 monthly Aug 1998 - Jun 2021
Exports: Re-Exports (KES mn) 4,439.830 Jun 2021 monthly Aug 1998 - Jun 2021
Imports (KES mn) 160,159.920 Jun 2021 monthly Aug 1998 - Jun 2021
Exports: Domestic: Cement (KES mn) 130.260 Jun 2021 monthly Aug 1998 - Jun 2021
Exports: Domestic: Coffee (KES mn) 2,346.030 Jun 2021 monthly Aug 1998 - Jun 2021
Exports: Domestic: Tea (KES mn) 9,547.740 Jun 2021 monthly Aug 1998 - Jun 2021
Exports: Domestic: Chemicals (KES mn) 4,419.120 Jun 2021 monthly Aug 1998 - Jun 2021
Exports: Domestic: Horticulture (KES mn) 10,647.800 Jun 2021 monthly Aug 1998 - Jun 2021
Exports: United Kingdom (KES mn) 4,330.880 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Jun 2021
Exports: Netherlands (KES mn) 4,582.090 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Jun 2021
Exports: Tanzania (KES mn) 3,154.240 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Jun 2021
Exports: Uganda (KES mn) 7,547.460 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Jun 2021
Imports: Food and Live Animals (KES mn) 16,080.120 Jun 2021 monthly Aug 1998 - Jun 2021
Imports: Machinery and Transport Equipment (KES mn) 37,646.240 Jun 2021 monthly Aug 1998 - Jun 2021
Imports: Chemicals (KES mn) 25,501.710 Jun 2021 monthly Aug 1998 - Jun 2021
Imports: Mineral Fuels, Lubricants and Related Materials (KES mn) 26,503.300 Jun 2021 monthly Aug 1998 - Jun 2021
Imports: Manufactured Goods Classified Chiefly by Materials (KES mn) 30,293.770 Jun 2021 monthly Aug 1998 - Jun 2021
Imports: South Africa (KES mn) 5,006.600 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Jun 2021
Imports: India (KES mn) 21,458.080 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Jun 2021
Imports: Saudi Arabia (KES mn) 2,249.960 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Jun 2021
Imports: Italy (KES mn) 2,175.840 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Jun 2021
Imports: United Arab Emirates (KES mn) 8,881.490 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Jun 2021
Imports Volume Index (2009=100) 107.100 2019 yearly 2007 - 2019
Exports Volume Index (2009=100) 110.800 2019 yearly 2007 - 2019
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 203.9 2019 yearly 2009 - 2019
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -415.0 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2020
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -5.4 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2009 - Sep 2020
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 1,332.4 2019 yearly 1970 - 2019
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 1.4 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 2,267.135 2019 yearly 2009 - 2019
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 2.4 2019 yearly 2009 - 2019
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) 13.5 2019 yearly 2009 - 2019
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) 2,253.625 2019 yearly 2009 - 2019
External Debt (USD mn) 37,230.4 Jun 2021 monthly Sep 1999 - Jun 2021
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 33.1 2019 yearly 2015 - 2019
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 2,611.0 2019 yearly 1970 - 2019
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 2.7 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -8.528 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
KE: IIP: Assets (USD mn) 16,942.231 2018 yearly 2008 - 2018
KE: IIP: Liabilities (USD mn) 52,968.195 2018 yearly 2008 - 2018
KE: IIP: Net International Investment Position (USD mn) -36,025.964 2018 yearly 2008 - 2018
Balance of Payment: Current Account (USD mn) -415.000 Sep 2020 monthly Dec 2014 - Sep 2020
BoP: Reserves and Related Items: Reserve Assets (KES mn) -24,917.900 2017 yearly 2009 - 2017
BoP: Net Errors and Omissions (KES mn) 6,858.800 2017 yearly 2009 - 2017
BoP: Current Account n.i.e (USD mn) -1,524.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2015 - Mar 2021
BoP: Current Account: Goods: Imports (USD mn) 4,308.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2015 - Mar 2021
BoP: Capital Account: Credit n.i.e (USD mn) 36.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2018
BoP: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment: Assets (USD mn) 265.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2018
BoP: Current Account: Primary Income: Credit (USD mn) 34.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2015 - Mar 2021
BoP: Current Account: Services (USD mn) -80.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2015 - Mar 2021
BoP: Capital Account: Debit (USD mn) 0.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2018
BoP: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment: Liabilities n.i.e (USD mn) -66.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2018
BoP: Current Account: Primary Income: Debit (USD mn) 298.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2015 - Mar 2021
Balance of Payments (BoP) (USD mn) 540.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2015 - Mar 2021
BoP: Current Account: Services: Credit (USD mn) 895.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2015 - Mar 2021
BoP: Financial Account n.i.e (USD mn) 84.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2015 - Mar 2021
BoP: Financial Account: Financial Derivatives: Net (USD mn) 0.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2018
BoP: Current Account: Secondary Income: Credit n.i.e (USD mn) 1,400.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2015 - Mar 2021
BoP: Current Account: Goods (USD mn) -2,569.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2015 - Mar 2021
BoP: Current Account: Goods: Exports (USD mn) 1,739.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2015 - Mar 2021
BoP: Capital Account n.i.e (USD mn) 10.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2015 - Mar 2021
BoP: Financial Account: Direct Investment: Liabilities n.i.e (USD mn) 383.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2018
BoP: Financial Account: Other Investment: Liabilities n.i.e (USD mn) 993.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2018
BoP: Current Account: Services: Debit (USD mn) 975.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2015 - Mar 2021
BoP: Financial Account: Direct Investment: Assets (USD mn) 19.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2018
BoP: Financial Account: Other Investment: Assets (USD mn) 182.000 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2018
BoP: Current Account: Secondary Income: Debit (USD mn) 846.000 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2015 - Mar 2021
BoP: Financial Account: Direct Investment: Liabilities (KES mn) 135,897.000 2019 yearly 2009 - 2019
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 10.0 Dec 2019 monthly Apr 2001 - Dec 2019
Non-Performing Loans (USD mn) 2,674.259 Dec 2019 monthly Apr 2001 - Dec 2019
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 16,459.944 Jun 2021 monthly Dec 1995 - Jun 2021
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 31,279.138 Jun 2021 monthly Dec 1995 - Jun 2021
M2 Growth (%) 5.4 Jun 2021 monthly Dec 1996 - Jun 2021
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 4.3 Mar 2021 monthly Dec 1999 - Mar 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 8,008.7 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 2000 - Jan 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 8.845 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2009 - Sep 2020
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 5.0 Nov 2020 monthly Sep 2005 - Nov 2020
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 1.052 Jun 2021 monthly Sep 1973 - Jun 2021
Total Deposits (USD mn) 35,949.238 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1999 - Dec 2020
Total Deposits Growth (%) 11.8 Jun 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Jun 2020
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 41,490.6 May 2021 monthly Dec 1995 - May 2021
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 19.2 May 2021 monthly Dec 1996 - May 2021
Total Loans (USD mn) 38,587.264 Jun 2020 monthly Jan 1999 - Jun 2020
Total Loans Growth (%) 9.98 Jun 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Jun 2020
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 26.35 Jun 2020 quarterly Dec 2009 - Jun 2020
Gross Loans and Advances: Total NPLs and Advances (KES bn) 271.000 Dec 2019 monthly Apr 2001 - Dec 2019

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