Kenya External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP

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Key information about Kenya External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP

  • Kenya External Debt: Short Term accounted for 2.3 % of the country's Nominal GDP in 2020, compared with the ratio of 2.6 % in the previous year.
  • Kenya External Debt: Short Term: % of Nominal GDP data is updated yearly, available from 1996 to 2020.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 6.1 % in 1997 and a record low of 2.3 % in 2020.

CEIC calculates Short Term External Debt as % of Nominal GDP from annual Short Term External Debt and annual Nominal GDP. The World Bank provides Short Term External Debt in USD. The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics provides Nominal GDP in local currency based on SNA 2008. The Central Bank of Kenya average market exchange rate is used for currency conversions. Nominal GDP prior to 2006 is based on SNA 1993.


Related information about Kenya External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP

  • In the latest reports of Kenya, Current Account recorded a deficit of 271.0 USD mn in Mar 2022.
  • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) increased by 524.1 USD mn in Dec 2020.
  • Kenya Direct Investment Abroad expanded by 23.5 USD mn in Dec 2020.
  • Its Foreign Portfolio Investment fell by 169.2 USD mn in Dec 2020.
  • Kenya External Debt: Short Term value stood at 2.3 USD bn in Dec 2020.
  • The country's Nominal GDP was reported at 29.2 USD bn in Mar 2022.

View Kenya's External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP from 1996 to 2020 in the chart:

Kenya External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP

What was Kenya's External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP in 2020?

Kenya External Debt: Short Term accounted for 2.3 % of the country's Nominal GDP in 2020, compared with the ratio of 2.6 % in the previous year. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
2.3 2020 2.6 2019 2.3 2020 6.1 1997 % yearly 1996 - 2020

External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 5.5 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
Algeria (%) 1.2 2020 yearly 1977 - 2020
Argentina (%) 15.7 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Armenia (%) 11.0 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
Australia (%) 25.2 2021 yearly 1988 - 2021
Austria (%) 45.9 2021 yearly 1997 - 2021
Azerbaijan (%) 1.1 2020 yearly 1993 - 2020
Bangladesh (%) 3.4 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
Belarus (%) 14.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2000 - Mar 2022
Belgium (%) 86.4 2021 yearly 2007 - 2021
Bolivia (%) 0.0 2019 yearly 2000 - 2019
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 2.4 2020 yearly 1999 - 2020
Botswana (%) 1.5 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
Brazil (%) 4.9 2021 yearly 1999 - 2021
Bulgaria (%) 10.2 2021 yearly 1999 - 2021
Canada (%) 51.5 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Chile (%) 8.0 2021 yearly 1971 - 2021
China (%) 8.2 2021 yearly 1985 - 2021
Colombia (%) 7.8 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
Croatia (%) 14.3 2021 yearly 1999 - 2021
Cyprus (%) 169.5 2021 yearly 2008 - 2021
Czech Republic (%) 43.3 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Denmark (%) 65.1 2021 yearly 2005 - 2021
Ecuador (%) 0.9 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
Egypt (%) 3.4 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Estonia (%) 29.7 2021 yearly 1996 - 2021
Finland (%) 79.2 2021 yearly 1991 - 2021
France (%) 115.0 2021 yearly 2004 - 2021
Georgia (%) 12.4 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Germany (%) 69.9 2021 yearly 2004 - 2021
Greece (%) 89.8 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 336.4 2021 yearly 2001 - 2021
Hungary (%) 13.0 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Iceland (%) 3.4 2021 yearly 1989 - 2021
India (%) 3.9 2022 yearly 1990 - 2022
Indonesia (%) 4.0 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Iran (%) 0.2 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
Ireland (%) 175.4 2021 yearly 2002 - 2021
Israel (%) 12.6 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
Italy (%) 55.8 2021 yearly 2002 - 2021
Ivory Coast (%) 1.7 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Japan (%) 66.6 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Jordan (%) 38.1 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
Kazakhstan (%) 6.4 2021 yearly 1992 - 2021
Kenya (%) 2.3 2020 yearly 1996 - 2020
South Korea (%) 9.1 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
Kosovo (%) 12.5 2021 yearly 2007 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan (%) 6.3 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Latvia (%) 51.8 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
Lithuania (%) 29.7 2021 yearly 2004 - 2021
Luxembourg (%) 1,381.0 2021 yearly 2002 - 2021
North Macedonia (%) 18.2 2021 yearly 2004 - 2021
Malawi (%) 0.6 2019 yearly 2002 - 2019
Malaysia (%) 26.3 2021 yearly 2009 - 2021
Malta (%) 147.8 2021 yearly 2004 - 2021
Mauritius (%) 67.2 2021 yearly 2009 - 2021
Mexico (%) 3.9 2021 yearly 2002 - 2021
Moldova (%) 20.1 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
Mongolia (%) 23.4 2020 yearly 1992 - 2020
Montenegro (%) 6.6 2020 yearly 2007 - 2020
Morocco (%) 6.5 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
Mozambique (%) 12.9 2020 yearly 1984 - 2020
Netherlands (%) 175.8 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
New Zealand (%) 30.0 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
Nigeria (%) 0.0 2019 yearly 2008 - 2019
Norway (%) 58.6 2021 yearly 2012 - 2021
Pakistan (%) 1.2 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Palestinian Territory (%) 2.4 2018 yearly 2013 - 2018
Panama (%) 62.5 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
Paraguay (%) 11.7 2021 yearly 2002 - 2021
Peru (%) 4.2 2021 yearly 1980 - 2021
Philippines (%) 3.8 2021 yearly 2005 - 2021
Poland (%) 9.6 2021 yearly 2004 - 2021
Portugal (%) 74.6 2021 yearly 1996 - 2021
Romania (%) 15.6 2021 yearly 2004 - 2021
Russia (%) 4.8 2021 yearly 2001 - 2021
Serbia (%) 3.4 2020 yearly 2000 - 2020
Singapore (%) 311.5 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Slovakia (%) 76.9 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Slovenia (%) 30.1 2021 yearly 2001 - 2021
South Africa (%) 6.5 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
Spain (%) 79.0 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
Sri Lanka (%) 9.6 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Sudan (%) 7.9 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Sweden (%) 54.0 2021 yearly 1997 - 2021
Switzerland (%) 156.9 2021 yearly 1999 - 2021
Taiwan (%) 25.5 2021 yearly 1999 - 2021
Tajikistan (%) 13.6 2020 yearly 1993 - 2020
Thailand (%) 14.7 2021 yearly 1980 - 2021
Tunisia (%) 26.1 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
Turkey (%) 15.0 2021 yearly 1989 - 2021
Ukraine (%) 8.1 2021 yearly 2009 - 2021
United Kingdom (%) 207.4 2021 yearly 1979 - 2021
United States (%) 34.4 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Uruguay (%) 11.7 2021 yearly 1999 - 2021
Venezuela (%) 0.2 2017 yearly 1997 - 2017
Vietnam (%) 7.8 2020 yearly 1985 - 2020
Yemen (%) 1.8 2017 yearly 1991 - 2017

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -2.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2009 - Mar 2022
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 14,068.677 May 2022 monthly Sep 1999 - May 2022
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 6.2 2020 yearly 2006 - 2020
National Government Debt (USD mn) 73,358.7 May 2022 monthly Sep 1999 - May 2022
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 67.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2009 - Mar 2022
Forecast: Government Expenditure (KES bn) 5,190.245 2027 yearly 1982 - 2027
Forecast: Government Net Debt (KES bn) 13,813.335 2027 yearly 1998 - 2027
Forecast: Government Revenue (KES bn) 4,315.443 2027 yearly 1982 - 2027
Central Government Revenue and Grants: ytd: Revenue: Tax: VAT (KES mn) 471,724.735 May 2022 monthly Sep 1999 - May 2022
Central Government Expenditure: ytd (KES mn) 2,560,239.937 May 2022 monthly Sep 1999 - May 2022
Central Government Revenue and Grants: ytd: Revenue: Tax (KES mn) 1,635,894.976 May 2022 monthly Sep 1999 - May 2022
Central Government Revenue and Grants: ytd: Revenue: Tax: Excise Duty (KES mn) 229,594.491 May 2022 monthly Sep 1999 - May 2022
Central Government Expenditure: ytd: Development (KES mn) 440,489.745 May 2022 monthly Sep 1999 - May 2022
Central Government Revenue and Grants: ytd: Revenue (KES mn) 1,915,623.584 May 2022 monthly Sep 1999 - May 2022
Central Government Expenditure: ytd: Recurrent (KES mn) 1,833,254.168 May 2022 monthly Sep 1999 - May 2022
Central Government Surplus or Deficit (KES bn) -478.312 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Central Government Debt: Domestic (KES mn) 4,268,660.000 May 2022 monthly Sep 1999 - May 2022
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 7.296 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Trade Balance (USD mn) -911.1 Mar 2022 monthly Oct 1992 - Mar 2022
Total Exports (USD mn) 956.6 Mar 2022 monthly Aug 1998 - Mar 2022
Total Exports Growth (%) 60.2 Mar 2022 monthly Aug 1999 - Mar 2022
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 4,331.631 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 117,998.396 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 15,364.292 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Total Imports (USD mn) 1,867.8 Mar 2022 monthly Aug 1998 - Mar 2022
Total Imports Growth (%) 13.9 Mar 2022 monthly Aug 1999 - Mar 2022
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 511,040.926 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 171,590.706 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 50.402 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Mar 2022
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 101.973 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Mar 2022
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 15.918 Apr 2022 monthly Apr 1998 - Apr 2022
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 312.178 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Mar 2022
Exports (KES mn) 109,358.260 Mar 2022 monthly Aug 1998 - Mar 2022
Exports: Re-Exports (KES mn) 41,882.270 Mar 2022 monthly Aug 1998 - Mar 2022
Imports (KES mn) 213,516.620 Mar 2022 monthly Aug 1998 - Mar 2022
Exports: Domestic: Tea (KES mn) 13,558.640 Mar 2022 monthly Aug 1998 - Mar 2022
Exports: Domestic: Cement (KES mn) 363.620 Mar 2022 monthly Aug 1998 - Mar 2022
Exports: Domestic: Coffee (KES mn) 3,415.520 Mar 2022 monthly Aug 1998 - Mar 2022
Exports: Domestic: Chemicals (KES mn) 6,360.070 Mar 2022 monthly Aug 1998 - Mar 2022
Exports: Domestic: Horticulture (KES mn) 11,361.240 Mar 2022 monthly Aug 1998 - Mar 2022
Exports: Netherlands (KES mn) 6,399.160 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Mar 2022
Exports: United Kingdom (KES mn) 4,292.690 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Mar 2022
Exports: Tanzania (KES mn) 5,385.080 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Mar 2022
Exports: Uganda (KES mn) 7,681.590 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Mar 2022
Imports: Chemicals (KES mn) 39,283.340 Mar 2022 monthly Aug 1998 - Mar 2022
Imports: Manufactured Goods Classified Chiefly by Materials (KES mn) 39,240.820 Mar 2022 monthly Aug 1998 - Mar 2022
Imports: Machinery and Transport Equipment (KES mn) 37,937.830 Mar 2022 monthly Aug 1998 - Mar 2022
Imports: India (KES mn) 21,434.900 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Mar 2022
Imports: Saudi Arabia (KES mn) 10,726.530 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Mar 2022
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) 23.5 2020 yearly 2009 - 2020
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -271.0 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2002 - Mar 2022
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -4.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2009 - Mar 2022
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 524.1 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.5 2020 yearly 1996 - 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) -169.201 2020 yearly 2009 - 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) -0.2 2020 yearly 2009 - 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) -269.0 2020 yearly 2009 - 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) 99.758 2020 yearly 2009 - 2020
External Debt (USD mn) 36,792.6 May 2022 monthly Sep 1999 - May 2022
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 34.8 2020 yearly 2015 - 2020
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 2,293.6 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 2.3 2020 yearly 1996 - 2020
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -7.699 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
KE: IIP: Net International Investment Position (USD mn) -36,025.964 2018 yearly 2008 - 2018
KE: IIP: Liabilities (USD mn) 52,968.195 2018 yearly 2008 - 2018
KE: IIP: Assets (USD mn) 16,942.231 2018 yearly 2008 - 2018
Balance of Payment: Current Account (USD mn) -271.000 Mar 2022 monthly Dec 2014 - Mar 2022
BoP: Net Errors and Omissions (KES mn) 6,858.800 2017 yearly 2009 - 2017
BoP: Reserves and Related Items: Reserve Assets (KES mn) -24,917.900 2017 yearly 2009 - 2017
BoP: Current Account: Goods: Imports (USD mn) 4,724.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2015 - Mar 2022
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) 21.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2015 - Mar 2022
BoP: Current Account: Goods: Exports (USD mn) 1,828.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2015 - Mar 2022
BoP: Capital Account n.i.e (USD mn) 72.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2015 - Mar 2022
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
Balance of Payments (BoP) (USD mn) 1,059.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2015 - Mar 2022
BoP: Current Account: Services (USD mn) 590.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2015 - Mar 2022
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) 498.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2015 - Mar 2022
BoP: Current Account: Goods (USD mn) -2,897.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2015 - Mar 2022
BoP: Current Account: Services: Debit (USD mn) 1,269.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2015 - Mar 2022
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) 17.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2015 - Mar 2022
BoP: Current Account n.i.e (USD mn) -1,179.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2015 - Mar 2022
BoP: Current Account: Services: Credit (USD mn) 1,859.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2015 - Mar 2022
BoP: Financial Account n.i.e (USD mn) -1,005.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2015 - Mar 2022
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) 1,622.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2015 - Mar 2022
BoP: Financial Account: Direct Investment: Liabilities (KES mn) 55,787.000 2020 yearly 2009 - 2020
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 11.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2016 - Dec 2021
Non-Performing Loans (USD mn) 2,674.259 Dec 2019 monthly Apr 2001 - Dec 2019
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 15,939.941 May 2022 monthly Dec 1995 - May 2022
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 29,842.845 May 2022 monthly Dec 1995 - May 2022
M2 Growth (%) 5.8 May 2022 monthly Dec 1996 - May 2022
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 4.3 May 2022 monthly Dec 1999 - May 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 8,787.7 May 2022 monthly Dec 2000 - May 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 7.492 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2009 - Mar 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 5.1 May 2022 monthly Sep 2005 - May 2022
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 1.024 Jun 2022 monthly Sep 1973 - Jun 2022
Total Deposits (USD mn) 36,727.956 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Dec 2021
Total Deposits Growth (%) 5.9 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Dec 2021
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 43,828.5 Feb 2022 monthly Dec 1995 - Feb 2022
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 13.6 Apr 2022 monthly Dec 1996 - Apr 2022
Total Loans (USD mn) 40,041.045 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1999 - Dec 2020
Total Loans Growth (%) 13.87 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Dec 2020
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 25.98 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2009 - Dec 2020
Money Supply: M3: M2: M1 (KES mn) 1,860,800.000 May 2022 monthly Dec 1995 - May 2022
Money Supply: M3 (KES mn) 4,312,300.000 May 2022 monthly Dec 1995 - May 2022

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