Kenya Trade Balance

1992 - 2021 | Monthly | USD mn | CEIC Data

Kenya Trade Balance recorded a deficit of 954.1 USD mn in Apr 2021, compared with a deficit of 1.1 USD bn in the previous month. Kenya Trade Balance data is updated monthly, available from Oct 1992 to Apr 2021, with an averaged value of -365.1 USD mn. The data reached an all-time high of 74.5 USD mn in Oct 1992 and a record low of -1.3 USD bn in Sep 2014. CEIC converts monthly Trade Balance into USD. The Central Bank of Kenya provides Trade Balance in local currency. The Central Bank of Kenya average market exchange rate is used for currency conversions. Trade Balance prior to Aug 1998 is sourced from the International Monetary Fund.

In the latest reports, Kenya Total Exports reached 545.3 USD mn in Apr 2021, an increase of 36.2 % year on year. Total Imports recorded 1.5 USD bn in Apr 2021, an increase of 35.1 % year on year.

View Kenya's Trade Balance from Oct 1992 to Apr 2021 in the chart:

Kenya Trade Balance

What was Kenya's Trade Balance in Apr 2021?

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
-954.1 Apr 2021 -1,083.1 Mar 2021 -1,344.8 Sep 2014 74.5 Oct 1992 USD mn monthly Oct 1992 - Apr 2021

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (USD mn) -317.1 Jun 2021 monthly Oct 1998 - Jun 2021
Algeria (USD mn) -791.7 Jan 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Jan 2020
Argentina (USD mn) 1,213.4 May 2021 monthly Jan 1991 - May 2021
Armenia (USD mn) -160.0 May 2021 monthly Nov 1995 - May 2021
Australia (USD mn) 7,014.6 May 2021 monthly Jul 1971 - May 2021
Austria (USD mn) -1,061.1 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Apr 2021
Azerbaijan (USD mn) 199.7 May 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - May 2021
Bahrain (USD mn) -127.1 2020 yearly 1966 - 2020
Bangladesh (USD mn) -2,163.0 Apr 2021 monthly Jul 1986 - Apr 2021
Belarus (USD mn) 311.6 May 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - May 2021
Belgium (USD mn) 2,078.3 May 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - May 2021
Bolivia (USD mn) 125.6 May 2021 monthly Oct 1994 - May 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina (USD mn) -310.7 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Mar 2021
Botswana (USD mn) -174.1 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Apr 2021
Brazil (USD mn) 10,250.9 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1959 - Jun 2021
Brunei (USD mn) 63.0 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Apr 2021
Bulgaria (USD mn) -176.2 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Apr 2021
Cambodia (USD mn) -991.0 Apr 2021 monthly Jun 2013 - Apr 2021
Canada (USD mn) 475.3 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1988 - Apr 2021
Chile (USD mn) 1,095.3 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1968 - Jun 2021
China (USD mn) 51,526.6 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1981 - Jun 2021
Colombia (USD mn) -1,275.1 May 2021 monthly Jan 1958 - May 2021
Croatia (USD mn) -868.6 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Apr 2021
Cyprus (USD mn) -519.8 May 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - May 2021
Czech Republic (USD mn) 1,567.9 May 2021 monthly Jan 1996 - May 2021
Denmark (USD mn) 336.2 May 2021 monthly Jan 1997 - May 2021
Ecuador (USD mn) 460.5 May 2021 monthly Jan 1965 - May 2021
Egypt (USD mn) -3,344.0 May 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - May 2021
Estonia (USD mn) -213.0 May 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - May 2021
European Union (USD mn) 12,292.1 May 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - May 2021
Finland (USD mn) -255.1 May 2021 monthly Jan 1992 - May 2021
France (USD mn) -8,260.5 May 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - May 2021
Georgia (USD mn) -487.9 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Jun 2021
Germany (USD mn) 15,279.7 May 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - May 2021
Ghana (USD mn) 392.3 Dec 2020 monthly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
Greece (USD mn) -2,033.0 May 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - May 2021
Hong Kong SAR, China (USD mn) -3,279.1 May 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - May 2021
Hungary (USD mn) 125.2 May 2021 monthly Jan 1976 - May 2021
Iceland (USD mn) -48.7 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Apr 2021
India (USD mn) -9,374.2 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Jun 2021
Indonesia (USD mn) 1,316.4 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1967 - Jun 2021
Iran (USD mn) 594,735,573.2 2015 yearly 1950 - 2015
Ireland (USD mn) 6,096.2 May 2021 monthly Jan 1970 - May 2021
Israel (USD mn) -3,129.8 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1988 - Jun 2021
Italy (USD mn) 5,790.0 May 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - May 2021
Ivory Coast (USD mn) 360.7 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1981 - Mar 2021
Japan (USD mn) -819.1 Jun 2021 monthly Apr 1995 - Jun 2021
Jordan (USD mn) -917.2 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1972 - Apr 2021
Kazakhstan (USD mn) 1,655.9 May 2021 monthly Sep 1995 - May 2021
Kenya (USD mn) -954.1 Apr 2021 monthly Oct 1992 - Apr 2021
South Korea (USD mn) 4,451.1 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Jun 2021
Kosovo (USD mn) -374.4 May 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - May 2021
Kuwait (USD mn) 1,817.0 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Mar 2021
Kyrgyzstan (USD mn) -263.6 May 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - May 2021
Laos (USD mn) 250.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1992 - Dec 2020
Latvia (USD mn) -433.8 May 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - May 2021
Lebanon (USD mn) -723.4 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 1993 - Nov 2020
Lithuania (USD mn) -451.1 May 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - May 2021
Luxembourg (USD mn) -633.6 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1988 - Apr 2021
Macau SAR, China (USD mn) -1,584.9 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Apr 2021
North Macedonia (USD mn) -249.1 May 2021 monthly Dec 1993 - May 2021
Malawi (USD mn) -112.8 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1964 - Jan 2021
Malaysia (USD mn) 3,834.6 May 2021 monthly Jan 1990 - May 2021
Malta (USD mn) -421.1 May 2021 monthly Jan 1960 - May 2021
Mauritius (USD mn) -253.5 May 2021 monthly Jan 2006 - May 2021
Mexico (USD mn) -2,905.9 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Mar 2021
Moldova (USD mn) -361.7 May 2021 monthly Jan 2004 - May 2021
Mongolia (USD mn) 128.8 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1997 - Jun 2021
Montenegro (USD mn) -211.9 May 2021 monthly Jan 2005 - May 2021
Morocco (USD mn) -2,055.5 May 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - May 2021
Mozambique (USD mn) -177.1 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2011 - Dec 2020
Myanmar (USD mn) 80.3 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Mar 2021
Nepal (USD mn) -1,085.6 May 2021 monthly Aug 1974 - May 2021
Netherlands (USD mn) 5,844.7 May 2021 monthly Jan 1996 - May 2021
New Zealand (USD mn) 338.7 May 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - May 2021
Nigeria (USD mn) -2,959.9 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2021
Norway (USD mn) 2,970.8 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Jun 2021
Oman (USD mn) 393.8 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1975 - Feb 2021
Pakistan (USD mn) -3,648.2 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1968 - Jun 2021
Palestinian Territory (USD mn) -352.0 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2011 - Feb 2021
Panama (USD mn) -828.4 May 2021 monthly Jan 1964 - May 2021
Paraguay (USD mn) 302.5 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Jun 2021
Peru (USD mn) 814.9 May 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - May 2021
Philippines (USD mn) -2,755.0 May 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - May 2021
Poland (USD mn) -90.3 May 2021 monthly Jan 1986 - May 2021
Portugal (USD mn) -1,662.3 May 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - May 2021
Qatar (USD mn) 3,620.9 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2014 - Mar 2021
Romania (USD mn) -2,153.2 May 2021 monthly Aug 1990 - May 2021
Russia (USD mn) 10,640.1 May 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - May 2021
Saudi Arabia (USD mn) 35,856.4 2020 yearly 1957 - 2020
Serbia (USD mn) -729.3 May 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - May 2021
Singapore (USD mn) 3,456.8 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1976 - Jun 2021
Slovakia (USD mn) 173.3 May 2021 monthly Jan 2004 - May 2021
Slovenia (USD mn) -82.6 Apr 2021 monthly Nov 1991 - Apr 2021
South Africa (USD mn) 3,887.6 May 2021 monthly Oct 2004 - May 2021
Spain (USD mn) -1,962.0 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1985 - Apr 2021
Sri Lanka (USD mn) -715.7 May 2021 monthly Jan 1982 - May 2021
Sudan (USD mn) -223.4 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2021
Sweden (USD mn) 610.7 May 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - May 2021
Switzerland (USD mn) 7,090.5 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Jun 2021

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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) 11,007.164 Apr 2021 monthly Sep 1999 - Apr 2021
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 7.8 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
National Government Debt (USD mn) 67,022.1 Mar 2021 monthly Sep 1999 - Mar 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) 330,640.000 Apr 2021 monthly Sep 1999 - Apr 2021
Central Government Expenditure: ytd: Recurrent (KES mn) 1,383,890.000 Apr 2021 monthly Sep 1999 - Apr 2021
Central Government Revenue and Grants: ytd: Revenue (KES mn) 1,420,570.000 Apr 2021 monthly Sep 1999 - Apr 2021
Central Government Revenue and Grants: ytd: Revenue: Tax (KES mn) 1,188,170.000 Apr 2021 monthly Sep 1999 - Apr 2021
Central Government Expenditure: ytd (KES mn) 2,032,410.000 Apr 2021 monthly Sep 1999 - Apr 2021
Central Government Revenue and Grants: ytd: Revenue: Tax: Excise Duty (KES mn) 180,650.000 Apr 2021 monthly Sep 1999 - Apr 2021
Central Government Expenditure: ytd: Development (KES mn) 399,470.000 Apr 2021 monthly Sep 1999 - Apr 2021
Central Government Surplus or Deficit (KES bn) -478.312 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 7.682 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Trade Balance (USD mn) -954.1 Apr 2021 monthly Oct 1992 - Apr 2021
Total Exports (USD mn) 545.3 Apr 2021 monthly Aug 1998 - Apr 2021
Total Exports Growth (%) 36.2 Apr 2021 monthly Aug 1999 - Apr 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) 1,499.3 Apr 2021 monthly Aug 1998 - Apr 2021
Total Imports Growth (%) 35.1 Apr 2021 monthly Aug 1999 - Apr 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: Re-Exports (KES mn) 5,485.800 Apr 2021 monthly Aug 1998 - Apr 2021
Exports (KES mn) 58,861.730 Apr 2021 monthly Aug 1998 - Apr 2021
Imports (KES mn) 161,847.410 Apr 2021 monthly Aug 1998 - Apr 2021
Exports: Domestic: Tea (KES mn) 11,575.750 Apr 2021 monthly Aug 1998 - Apr 2021
Exports: Domestic: Cement (KES mn) 107.510 Apr 2021 monthly Aug 1998 - Apr 2021
Exports: Domestic: Coffee (KES mn) 2,399.730 Apr 2021 monthly Aug 1998 - Apr 2021
Exports: Domestic: Horticulture (KES mn) 11,619.830 Apr 2021 monthly Aug 1998 - Apr 2021
Exports: Domestic: Chemicals (KES mn) 4,398.260 Apr 2021 monthly Aug 1998 - Apr 2021
Exports: United Kingdom (KES mn) 3,098.560 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Apr 2021
Exports: Uganda (KES mn) 7,472.480 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Apr 2021
Exports: Netherlands (KES mn) 4,757.710 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Apr 2021
Exports: Tanzania (KES mn) 3,020.250 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Apr 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) 34,424.3 Mar 2021 monthly Sep 1999 - Mar 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: 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) -415.000 Sep 2020 monthly Dec 2014 - Sep 2020
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 n.i.e (USD mn) -1,333.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2020
BoP: Current Account: Services: Debit (USD mn) 873.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2020
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 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2020
BoP: Current Account: Goods: Exports (USD mn) 1,516.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2020
BoP: Capital Account n.i.e (USD mn) 36.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2020
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) 1,023.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2020
BoP: Current Account: Services: Credit (USD mn) 848.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2020
BoP: Financial Account n.i.e (USD mn) -295.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2020
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) 1,235.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2020
BoP: Current Account: Goods (USD mn) -2,122.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2020
BoP: Current Account: Goods: Imports (USD mn) 3,638.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2020
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) 40.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2020
BoP: Current Account: Services (USD mn) -25.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2020
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) 445.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2015 - Sep 2020
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) 16,049.340 May 2021 monthly Dec 1995 - May 2021
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 30,617.440 May 2021 monthly Dec 1995 - May 2021
M2 Growth (%) 6.9 May 2021 monthly Dec 1996 - May 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
Money Supply: M3 (KES mn) 4,039,609.050 May 2021 monthly Dec 1995 - May 2021
Money Supply: M3: M2: M1 (KES mn) 1,726,767.726 May 2021 monthly Dec 1995 - May 2021
Money Supply: M3: M2 (KES mn) 3,294,167.132 May 2021 monthly Dec 1995 - May 2021
Gross Loans and Advances: Total NPLs and Advances (KES bn) 271.000 Dec 2019 monthly Apr 2001 - Dec 2019

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