Kenya Population

1950 - 2019 | Yearly | Person mn | CEIC Data

Key information about Kenya population

  • The Kenya population reached 47.6 million people in Dec 2019, compared with the previously reported figure of 47.8 million people in Dec 2018
  • The data reached an all-time high of 47.8 million people in Dec 2018 and a record low of 6.1 million people in Dec 1950

CEIC extends history for annual Population. The Central Bank of Kenya provides year-end Population. Population prior to 1996 is a Mid-year estimate sourced from the U.S. Census Bureau.


Further information about Kenya population data

  • In the latest reports, Kenya Unemployment Rate increased to 3.0 % in Dec 2020
  • Monthly earnings of the Kenya population was 641.1 USD in Jun 2019
  • Kenya Labour Force Participation Rate increased to 73.2 % in Dec 2021

View Kenya's Population from 1950 to 2019 in the chart:

Kenya Population

What was Kenya's Population in 2019?

The Kenya population reached 47.6 million people in Dec 2019, compared with the previously reported figure of 47.8 million people in Dec 2018 See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
47.6 2019 47.8 2018 6.1 1950 47.8 2018 Person mn yearly 1950 - 2019

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (Person mn) 2.8 2020 yearly 1989 - 2020
Algeria (Person mn) 43.4 2019 yearly 1950 - 2019
Argentina (Person mn) 45.8 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Armenia (Person mn) 3.0 2021 yearly 1989 - 2021
Australia (Person mn) 25.7 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Austria (Person mn) 9.0 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Azerbaijan (Person mn) 10.1 2020 yearly 1925 - 2020
Bahrain (Person mn) 1.5 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Bangladesh (Person mn) 169.3 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Belarus (Person mn) 9.3 2020 yearly 1949 - 2020
Belgium (Person mn) 11.6 2021 yearly 1953 - 2021
Bolivia (Person mn) 11.7 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Person mn) 3.5 2020 yearly 1996 - 2020
Botswana (Person mn) 2.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Brazil (Person mn) 213.3 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Brunei (Person mn) 0.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Bulgaria (Person mn) 7.0 2019 yearly 1900 - 2019
Cambodia (Person mn) 16.7 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Canada (Person mn) 38.2 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Chile (Person mn) 19.7 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
China (Person mn) 1,412.6 2021 yearly 1949 - 2021
Colombia (Person mn) 51.0 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Croatia (Person mn) 4.0 2020 yearly 1960 - 2020
Cyprus (Person mn) 0.9 2019 yearly 1974 - 2019
Czech Republic (Person mn) 10.5 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Denmark (Person mn) 5.8 2020 yearly 1900 - 2020
Ecuador (Person mn) 17.6 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Egypt (Person mn) 102.1 2021 yearly 1980 - 2021
Estonia (Person mn) 1.3 2021 yearly 1999 - 2021
European Union (Person mn) 447.2 2020 yearly 1959 - 2020
Finland (Person mn) 5.5 2021 yearly 1749 - 2021
France (Person mn) 67.8 2021 yearly 1949 - 2021
Georgia (Person mn) 3.7 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Germany (Person mn) 83.3 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Ghana (Person mn) 31.1 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Greece (Person mn) 10.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Hong Kong SAR, China (Person mn) 7.4 2021 yearly 1961 - 2021
Hungary (Person mn) 9.7 2021 yearly 1948 - 2021
Iceland (Person mn) 0.4 2021 yearly 1732 - 2021
India (Person mn) 1,368.6 2022 yearly 1951 - 2022
Indonesia (Person mn) 264.2 2018 yearly 1950 - 2018
Iran (Person mn) 84.0 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Ireland (Person mn) 5.0 2020 yearly 1900 - 2020
Israel (Person mn) 9.5 2021 yearly 1949 - 2021
Italy (Person mn) 60.5 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Ivory Coast (Person mn) 26.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Japan (Person mn) 125.4 2021 yearly 1899 - 2021
Jordan (Person mn) 11.1 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Kazakhstan (Person mn) 18.9 2020 yearly 1960 - 2020
Kenya (Person mn) 47.6 2019 yearly 1950 - 2019
South Korea (Person mn) 51.7 2021 yearly 1956 - 2021
Kosovo (Person mn) 1.8 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
Kuwait (Person mn) 4.7 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Kyrgyzstan (Person mn) 6.7 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Laos (Person mn) 7.3 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Latvia (Person mn) 1.9 2020 yearly 1960 - 2020
Lebanon (Person mn) 6.8 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Lithuania (Person mn) 2.8 2021 yearly 1960 - 2021
Luxembourg (Person mn) 0.6 2021 yearly 1960 - 2021
Macau SAR, China (Person mn) 0.7 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
North Macedonia (Person mn) 2.1 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Malawi (Person mn) 19.1 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Malaysia (Person mn) 32.6 2020 yearly 1947 - 2020
Malta (Person mn) 0.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Mauritius (Person mn) 1.3 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Mexico (Person mn) 128.4 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Moldova (Person mn) 2.6 2020 yearly 2013 - 2020
Mongolia (Person mn) 3.4 2021 yearly 1935 - 2021
Montenegro (Person mn) 0.6 2021 yearly 1921 - 2021
Morocco (Person mn) 35.6 2019 yearly 1960 - 2019
Mozambique (Person mn) 28.6 2019 yearly 1950 - 2019
Myanmar (Person mn) 54.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Nepal (Person mn) 30.3 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Netherlands (Person mn) 17.3 2018 yearly 1899 - 2018
New Zealand (Person mn) 5.1 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Nigeria (Person mn) 206.1 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Norway (Person mn) 5.4 2019 yearly 1845 - 2019
Oman (Person mn) 4.5 2020 yearly 1977 - 2020
Pakistan (Person mn) 224.8 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Palestinian Territory (Person mn) 5.9 2026 yearly 1950 - 2026
Panama (Person mn) 4.3 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Paraguay (Person mn) 7.4 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Peru (Person mn) 32.8 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Philippines (Person mn) 109.6 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Poland (Person mn) 38.1 2021 yearly 1946 - 2021
Portugal (Person mn) 10.3 2020 yearly 1960 - 2020
Qatar (Person mn) 2.8 2020 yearly 1984 - 2020
Romania (Person mn) 19.2 2020 yearly 1930 - 2020
Russia (Person mn) 145.6 2021 yearly 1949 - 2021
Saudi Arabia (Person mn) 35.0 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Serbia (Person mn) 6.9 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Singapore (Person mn) 5.5 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Slovakia (Person mn) 5.5 2020 yearly 1945 - 2020
Slovenia (Person mn) 2.1 2021 yearly 1920 - 2021
South Africa (Person mn) 60.1 2021 yearly 1960 - 2021
Spain (Person mn) 47.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Sri Lanka (Person mn) 22.2 2021 yearly 1948 - 2021
Sudan (Person mn) 37.3 2014 yearly 1970 - 2014
Sweden (Person mn) 10.4 2020 yearly 1749 - 2020
Switzerland (Person mn) 8.7 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -2.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2009 - Dec 2021
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 11,211.254 Mar 2022 monthly Sep 1999 - Mar 2022
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 6.2 2020 yearly 2006 - 2020
National Government Debt (USD mn) 72,535.4 Dec 2021 monthly Sep 1999 - Dec 2021
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 67.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2009 - Dec 2021
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) 382,306.771 Mar 2022 monthly Sep 1999 - Mar 2022
Central Government Revenue and Grants: ytd: Revenue: Tax: Excise Duty (KES mn) 185,817.879 Mar 2022 monthly Sep 1999 - Mar 2022
Central Government Expenditure: ytd: Development (KES mn) 362,747.063 Mar 2022 monthly Sep 1999 - Mar 2022
Central Government Revenue and Grants: ytd: Revenue (KES mn) 1,520,933.682 Mar 2022 monthly Sep 1999 - Mar 2022
Central Government Expenditure: ytd: Recurrent (KES mn) 1,490,045.768 Mar 2022 monthly Sep 1999 - Mar 2022
Central Government Revenue and Grants: ytd: Revenue: Tax (KES mn) 1,281,623.146 Mar 2022 monthly Sep 1999 - Mar 2022
Central Government Expenditure: ytd (KES mn) 2,069,112.502 Mar 2022 monthly Sep 1999 - Mar 2022
Central Government Surplus or Deficit (KES bn) -478.312 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Central Government Debt: Domestic (KES mn) 4,032,368.180 Dec 2021 monthly Sep 1999 - Dec 2021
Central Government Debt: External (KES mn) 4,174,371.530 Dec 2021 monthly Sep 1999 - Dec 2021
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 7.296 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Trade Balance (USD mn) -1,180.7 Jan 2022 monthly Oct 1992 - Jan 2022
Total Exports (USD mn) 532.8 Jan 2022 monthly Aug 1998 - Jan 2022
Total Exports Growth (%) 10.6 Mar 2022 monthly Aug 1999 - Mar 2022
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 5,058.903 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 113,289.556 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 4,778.930 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Imports (USD mn) 1,713.5 Jan 2022 monthly Aug 1998 - Jan 2022
Total Imports Growth (%) 20.9 Jan 2022 monthly Aug 1999 - Jan 2022
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 466,200.846 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 127,044.927 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 40.550 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Jan 2022
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 101.973 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Mar 2022
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 16.949 Feb 2022 monthly Apr 1998 - Feb 2022
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 316.557 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Jan 2022
Imports (KES mn) 213,516.620 Mar 2022 monthly Aug 1998 - Mar 2022
Exports (KES mn) 77,063.150 Mar 2022 monthly Aug 1998 - Mar 2022
Exports: Re-Exports (KES mn) 6,399.250 Jan 2022 monthly Aug 1998 - Jan 2022
Exports: Domestic: Horticulture (KES mn) 11,361.240 Mar 2022 monthly Aug 1998 - Mar 2022
Exports: Domestic: Tea (KES mn) 13,558.640 Mar 2022 monthly Aug 1998 - Mar 2022
Exports: Domestic: Coffee (KES mn) 3,567.810 Mar 2022 monthly Aug 1998 - Mar 2022
Exports: Domestic: Chemicals (KES mn) 6,360.070 Mar 2022 monthly Aug 1998 - Mar 2022
Exports: Domestic: Cement (KES mn) 363.620 Mar 2022 monthly Aug 1998 - Mar 2022
Exports: Tanzania (KES mn) 5,385.080 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Mar 2022
Exports: United Kingdom (KES mn) 4,292.690 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Mar 2022
Exports: Netherlands (KES mn) 6,399.160 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Mar 2022
Exports: Uganda (KES mn) 7,681.590 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Mar 2022
Imports: Mineral Fuels, Lubricants and Related Materials (KES mn) 50,645.010 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: Food and Live Animals (KES mn) 18,322.660 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: Chemicals (KES mn) 39,283.340 Mar 2022 monthly Aug 1998 - Mar 2022
Imports: Saudi Arabia (KES mn) 10,726.530 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Mar 2022
Imports: Italy (KES mn) 1,641.820 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Mar 2022
Imports: India (KES mn) 21,434.900 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Mar 2022
Imports: South Africa (KES mn) 3,398.830 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Mar 2022
Imports: United Arab Emirates (KES mn) 36,265.170 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1998 - Mar 2022
Exports Volume Index (2009=100) 110.800 2019 yearly 2007 - 2019
Imports Volume Index (2009=100) 107.100 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) -648.0 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Dec 2021
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -5.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2009 - Dec 2021
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 1,332.4 2019 yearly 1970 - 2019
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 1.3 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 2,267.135 2019 yearly 2009 - 2019
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 2.3 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) 36,895.2 Dec 2021 monthly Sep 1999 - Dec 2021
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: Assets (USD mn) 16,942.231 2018 yearly 2008 - 2018
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
Balance of Payment: Current Account (USD mn) -648.000 Dec 2021 monthly Dec 2014 - Dec 2021
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: Goods (USD mn) -3,363.000 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2015 - Dec 2021
BoP: Current Account: Services: Debit (USD mn) 1,183.000 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2015 - Dec 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) 17.000 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2015 - Dec 2021
BoP: Current Account: Goods: Exports (USD mn) 1,710.000 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2015 - Dec 2021
BoP: Capital Account n.i.e (USD mn) 19.000 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2015 - Dec 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
Balance of Payments (BoP) (USD mn) 402.000 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2015 - Dec 2021
BoP: Current Account: Services: Credit (USD mn) 1,707.000 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2015 - Dec 2021
BoP: Financial Account n.i.e (USD mn) 451.000 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2015 - Dec 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) 1,701.000 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2015 - Dec 2021
BoP: Current Account n.i.e (USD mn) -1,490.000 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2015 - Dec 2021
BoP: Current Account: Goods: Imports (USD mn) 5,074.000 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2015 - Dec 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) 141.000 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2015 - Dec 2021
BoP: Current Account: Services (USD mn) 524.000 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2015 - Dec 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) 475.000 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2015 - Dec 2021
BoP: Financial Account: Direct Investment: Liabilities (KES mn) 135,897.000 2019 yearly 2009 - 2019
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) 16,096.844 Feb 2022 monthly Dec 1995 - Feb 2022
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 30,011.781 Feb 2022 monthly Dec 1995 - Feb 2022
M2 Growth (%) 6.3 Apr 2022 monthly Dec 1996 - Apr 2022
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 4.3 Sep 2021 monthly Dec 1999 - Sep 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 8,432.2 Mar 2022 monthly Dec 2000 - Mar 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 8.601 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2009 - Dec 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 4.9 Mar 2022 monthly Sep 2005 - Mar 2022
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 1.083 Mar 2022 monthly Sep 1973 - Mar 2022
Total Deposits (USD mn) 37,575.049 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jun 2021
Total Deposits Growth (%) 5.2 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Jun 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 (KES mn) 3,483,808.548 Apr 2022 monthly Dec 1995 - Apr 2022
Money Supply: M3 (KES mn) 4,221,200.000 Mar 2022 monthly Dec 1995 - Mar 2022
Money Supply: M3: M2: M1 (KES mn) 1,866,645.730 Apr 2022 monthly Dec 1995 - Apr 2022

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