US trade (export - import) with Kenya in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 01, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Kenya in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Kenya

In 2013, US trade with Kenya totaled $1,102.1 million, up 13.26% ($129.0 million) from 2012.

US exports to Kenya in 2013 totaled $635.7 million, up 11.80% ($67.1 million) from 2012.

US imports from Kenya in 2013 totaled $466.4 million, up 15.31% ($61.9 million) from 2012.

US trade surplus with Kenya in 2013 was $169.3 million, a 3.16% increase ($5.2 million) over 2012.

Kenya was the US 97th largest trading partner in 2013 (up from 99th in 2012), accounting for 0.0282% of US total trade (up from 0.0251% in 2012).

Kenya was the US 94th largest export market in 2013 (down from 93rd in 2012), accounting for 0.0403% of US total exports (up from 0.0368% in 2012).

Kenya was the US 93rd largest supplier in 2013 (up from 97th in 2012), accounting for 0.0200% of US total imports (up from 0.0173% in 2012).

US Exports to Kenya

The major share of US exports to Kenya in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 65.51% of US total exports to Kenya (48.60% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.22% of US total exports to Kenya (13.84% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.89% of US total exports to Kenya (16.07% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.84% of US total exports to Kenya (4.72% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.61% of US total exports to Kenya (3.03% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.54% of US total exports to Kenya (2.58% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Kenya in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $84.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $33.8 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $25.4 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $3.9 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $2.3 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $2.3 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $2.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Kenya in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $47.4 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $9.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $8.0 million;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $6.6 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $6.3 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $3.5 million;
  • Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings (HS code 94) - a decrease of $3.4 million;
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - a decrease of $3.1 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $2.2 million;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $2.2 million.
US exports to Kenya in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 205.6 0.03 118.573.46
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3.7 0.00 38.2-90.22
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 22.6 0.00 1,505.1-98.50
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 239.5 0.04 161.648.23
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 159.4 0.03 58.8171.26
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 17,773.0 2.80 16,018.810.95
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 967.1 0.15 768.525.84
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 49.6 0.01 0.0
10 Cereals 26,283.8 4.13 24,189.38.66
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 9,589.0 1.51 16,197.4-40.80
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,833.1 0.45 3,288.9-13.86
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 317.6 0.05 0.0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 39.3 0.01 32.022.68
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 13,827.4 2.18 9,922.339.36
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 20.2-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 58.4 0.01 197.8-70.46
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 15.7 0.00 18.6-15.76
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 482.1 0.08 2,721.0-82.28
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,475.2 0.23 625.9135.67
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,296.5 0.36 2,144.67.08
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 233.8 0.04 345.5-32.33
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 726.6 0.11 334.0117.56
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 103.1 0.02 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,277.0 0.36 1,633.739.38
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 160.4-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 174.6 0.03 3,657.4-95.23
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,150.2 0.34 655.2228.20
29 Organic chemicals 3,431.3 0.54 1,141.3200.65
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,388.7 0.69 4,652.9-5.68
31 Fertilizers 210.9 0.03 47,594.3-99.56
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 309.7 0.05 363.1-14.69
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,800.5 0.76 3,985.920.44
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 835.8 0.13 833.00.34
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,459.6 0.39 1,472.167.08
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 240.0 0.04 25.1856.04
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 43.1 0.01 89.7-51.91
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 15,431.7 2.43 14,900.53.57
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,015.6 0.95 12,265.8-50.96
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,466.1 0.55 3,376.02.67
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,022.9 0.16 107.7849.38
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 56.4 0.01 360.9-84.37
45 Cork and articles of cork 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 354.2 0.06 185.990.50
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 12,487.4 1.96 11,423.49.31
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,268.1 0.51 2,665.422.61
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 8.3-100.00
52 Cotton 4.0 0.00 4.5-11.81
54 Man-made filaments 69.1 0.01 97.0-28.80
55 Man-made staple fibers 36.1 0.01 23.951.11
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,343.5 0.21 3,550.7-62.16
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 602.0 0.09 300.7100.18
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 18.7 0.00 44.6-57.95
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 220.7 0.03 104.2111.83
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 128.1 0.02 29.5334.65
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 34.6 0.01 327.1-89.43
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 289.1 0.05 219.431.78
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 18,407.3 2.90 18,544.3-0.74
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,234.2 0.51 3,570.5-9.42
65 Headgear and parts thereof 12.8 0.00 18.0-29.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 9.9-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 560.4 0.09 1,628.7-65.59
69 Ceramic products 161.3 0.03 55.5190.62
70 Glass and glassware 649.0 0.10 279.8131.97
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 59.0 0.01 51.115.51
72 Iron and steel 1,313.4 0.21 670.395.94
73 Articles of iron or steel 8,692.8 1.37 9,692.4-10.31
74 Copper and articles thereof 159.2 0.03 166.1-4.10
75 Nickel and articles thereof 224.9 0.04 3.95,726.42
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 969.4 0.15 686.441.22
78 Lead and articles thereof 55.1 0.01 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 52.3 0.01 102.3-48.87
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,620.3 0.73 5,384.5-14.19
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 474.7 0.07 511.7-7.22
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 104,209.2 16.39 70,403.248.02
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 36,732.8 5.78 39,833.7-7.78
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 2,260.1 0.36 514.2339.56
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 10,620.6 1.67 12,503.5-15.06
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 217,159.5 34.16 133,094.163.16
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 680.0 0.11 605.912.24
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 44,782.8 7.04 19,373.1131.16
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 95.2 0.01 237.8-59.98
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 28.6 0.00 39.0-26.83
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 1,906.2 0.30 2,887.4-33.98
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 2,836.0 0.45 6,192.8-54.21
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,949.2 0.46 611.5382.31
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 521.2 0.08 716.2-27.22
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,338.4 0.21 11,123.8-87.97
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 26,051.4 4.10 34,099.8-23.60

US Imports from Kenya

The major share of US imports from Kenya in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 68.31% of US total imports from Kenya (65.57% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 20.06% of US total imports from Kenya (27.38% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.15% of US total imports from Kenya (0.91% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Kenya in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $43.6 million;
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - an increase of $20.3 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $10.2 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $3.9 million;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $2.5 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $1.6 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Kenya in 2013 over the 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $17.3 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $4.0 million;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $1.9 million.
US imports from Kenya in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
01 Live animals 176.4 0.04 160.69.80
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,084.9 0.23 895.521.15
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 24.1 0.01 195.4-87.67
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 46.3 0.01 42.78.48
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 6,184.5 1.33 3,693.067.46
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 954.4 0.20 63.71,399.10
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 29,672.7 6.36 33,651.8-11.82
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 39,764.9 8.53 57,079.5-30.33
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 87.1-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 227.1 0.05 29.0682.92
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 53.5 0.01 36.546.68
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 143.5 0.03 412.2-65.17
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 5.1 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,222.6 0.26 1,317.5-7.21
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2.8 0.00 10.9-74.18
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,323.9 0.50 709.8227.38
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 11,526.4 2.47 10,210.212.89
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 150.6 0.03 238.8-36.94
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 1,928.1-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 29.1 0.01 0.0
26 Ores, slag and ash 27.4 0.01 33.4-18.06
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 31.7-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 9.7 0.00 22.1-56.21
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 638.8 0.14 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,010.9 0.22 1,315.1-23.13
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 104.3 0.02 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,072.6 0.23 1,221.1-12.16
40 Rubber and articles thereof 40.5 0.01 62.7-35.35
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 130.3-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 834.6 0.18 495.668.39
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1.8 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 610.0 0.13 672.4-9.28
45 Cork and articles of cork 13.8 0.00 5.1170.77
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 148.8 0.03 146.91.34
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 16.3 0.00 8.786.56
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 192.6 0.04 136.840.79
50 Silk 7.1 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 3.2 0.00 7.5-57.00
54 Man-made filaments 15.0 0.00 10.839.14
55 Man-made staple fibers 3.4 0.00 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 53.3 0.01 1.63,317.42
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 42.3-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3.2 0.00 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 15.6 0.00 52.1-70.04
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 165,315.8 35.44 121,740.235.79
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 152,917.5 32.78 142,730.77.14
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 48.5 0.01 375.6-87.08
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 150.1 0.03 220.2-31.84
65 Headgear and parts thereof 15.0 0.00 7.3104.25
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 12.9 0.00 16.4-21.43
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 65.8 0.01 39.964.72
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 185.8 0.04 163.913.34
69 Ceramic products 122.6 0.03 86.541.85
70 Glass and glassware 67.7 0.01 247.2-72.61
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,444.1 0.52 1,789.436.59
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 68.0-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 47.0 0.01 26.676.98
74 Copper and articles thereof 31.7 0.01 16.690.72
75 Nickel and articles thereof 4.8 0.00 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 85.1-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 23.6-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 5.3-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 10.8 0.00 5.597.56
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 109.4 0.02 57.889.34
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,388.4 0.30 1,741.8-20.29
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 21,881.9 4.69 1,618.81,251.77
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 10.6 0.00 0.0
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 358.7 0.08 3.69,784.02
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 52.5 0.01 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 345.0 0.07 321.47.32
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 23.0 0.00 9.9132.73
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 676.0 0.14 0.0
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 87.0 0.02 112.8-22.85
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,868.6 0.62 3,090.2-7.17
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 22.2 0.00 84.9-73.85
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 818.3 0.18 650.325.83
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 17,932.4 3.84 14,004.128.05
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce