US trade (export - import) with Kenya in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 07, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Kenya in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Kenya

In 2014, US trade with Kenya totaled $2,250.1 million, up 104.16% ($1,148.0 million) from 2013.

US exports to Kenya in 2014 totaled $1,640.9 million, up 158.13% ($1,005.2 million) from 2013.

US imports from Kenya in 2014 totaled $609.2 million, up 30.60% ($142.7 million) from 2013.

US trade surplus with Kenya in 2014 was $1,031.7 million, a 509.55% increase ($862.5 million) over 2013.

Kenya was the US 80th largest trading partner in 2014 (up from 97th in 2013), accounting for 0.06% of US total trade (up from 0.03% in 2013).

Kenya was the US 69th largest export market in 2014 (up from 94th in 2013), accounting for 0.10% of US total exports (up from 0.04% in 2013).

Kenya was the US 85th largest supplier in 2014 (up from 93rd in 2013), accounting for 0.03% of US total imports (up from 0.02% in 2013).

US Exports to Kenya

The major share of US exports to Kenya in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 86.70% of US total exports to Kenya (65.51% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.14% of US total exports to Kenya (12.22% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.49% of US total exports to Kenya (6.89% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.38% of US total exports to Kenya (3.84% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.27% of US total exports to Kenya (2.54% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.57% of US total exports to Kenya (2.61% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Kenya in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $1,017.2 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $20.1 million;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - an increase of $7.9 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $7.9 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $6.3 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $5.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Kenya in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $17.1 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $9.0 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 $6.8 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $6.5 million.
US exports to Kenya in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
01 Live animals 51.6 0.00 0.0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 163.4 0.01 205.6-20.51
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 9.5 0.00 3.7154.37
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 491.6 0.03 22.62,076.86
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 590.3 0.04 239.5146.45
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 586.1 0.04 159.4267.74
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 8,763.2 0.53 17,773.0-50.69
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 736.7 0.04 967.1-23.82
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 11.5 0.00 49.6-76.79
10 Cereals 19,815.6 1.21 26,283.8-24.61
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 10,836.8 0.66 9,589.013.01
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,457.1 0.21 2,833.122.03
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 338.2 0.02 317.66.49
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 39.3-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 10,387.7 0.63 13,827.4-24.88
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 179.6 0.01 58.4207.50
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 59.6 0.00 15.7280.25
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5,541.5 0.34 482.11,049.38
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 593.8 0.04 1,475.2-59.75
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,761.8 0.23 2,296.563.80
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 855.9 0.05 233.8266.09
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 650.0 0.04 726.6-10.54
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 103.1-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,076.8 0.13 2,277.0-8.79
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 703.1 0.04 174.6302.61
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 789.4 0.05 2,150.2-63.29
29 Organic chemicals 1,602.1 0.10 3,431.3-53.31
30 Pharmaceutical products 5,810.1 0.35 4,388.732.39
31 Fertilizers 31.1 0.00 210.9-85.25
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 242.7 0.01 309.7-21.63
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,062.2 0.31 4,800.55.45
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 656.4 0.04 835.8-21.47
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 783.8 0.05 2,459.6-68.13
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,728.9 0.11 240.0620.50
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 97.4 0.01 43.1125.78
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 13,803.6 0.84 15,431.7-10.55
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,943.8 0.30 6,015.6-17.82
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,354.5 0.33 3,466.154.48
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 6.6 0.00 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 354.3 0.02 1,022.9-65.37
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 67.3 0.00 56.419.36
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 470.9 0.03 354.232.94
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 18,819.9 1.15 12,487.450.71
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,452.1 0.09 3,268.1-55.57
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 253.2 0.02 69.1266.55
55 Man-made staple fibers 20.2 0.00 36.1-44.06
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 33.3 0.00 1,343.5-97.52
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 161.7 0.01 602.0-73.14
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 107.1 0.01 18.7471.43
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 446.8 0.03 220.7102.49
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 117.2 0.01 128.1-8.56
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 228.8 0.01 34.6561.57
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 151.1 0.01 289.1-47.74
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 17,404.9 1.06 18,407.3-5.45
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,744.6 0.23 3,234.215.78
65 Headgear and parts thereof 8.5 0.00 12.8-33.48
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,035.7 0.06 560.484.82
69 Ceramic products 227.9 0.01 161.341.27
70 Glass and glassware 1,192.9 0.07 649.083.80
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 87.0 0.01 59.047.39
72 Iron and steel 710.2 0.04 1,313.4-45.93
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,034.2 0.31 8,692.8-42.09
74 Copper and articles thereof 52.2 0.00 159.2-67.19
75 Nickel and articles thereof 41.0 0.00 224.9-81.76
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 799.1 0.05 969.4-17.57
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 55.1-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 49.1 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 248.5 0.02 52.3375.17
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,219.2 0.14 4,620.3-51.97
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 206.3 0.01 474.7-56.55
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 112,061.4 6.83 104,209.27.54
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 29,933.5 1.82 36,732.8-18.51
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 10,112.9 0.62 2,260.1347.45
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 8,234.7 0.50 10,620.6-22.46
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,234,371.7 75.23 217,159.5468.42
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 292.8 0.02 680.0-56.95
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 27,676.5 1.69 44,782.8-38.20
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 210.0 0.01 95.2120.63
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 113.1 0.01 28.6295.84
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 484.1 0.03 1,906.2-74.60
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 2,648.7 0.16 2,836.0-6.60
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 485.1 0.03 2,949.2-83.55
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 524.1 0.03 521.20.55
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 328.6 0.02 1,338.4-75.45
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 46,102.4 2.81 26,051.476.97

US Imports from Kenya

The major share of US imports from Kenya in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 64.42% of US total imports from Kenya (68.31% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 19.76% of US total imports from Kenya (20.06% in 2013);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.67% of US total imports from Kenya (0.01% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.56% of US total imports from Kenya (5.15% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Kenya in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $50.3 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $45.7 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $23.2 million;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $16.2 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $14.6 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $10.7 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Kenya in 2014 over the 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $19.9 million.
US imports from Kenya in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
01 Live animals 193.8 0.03 176.49.87
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,043.9 0.17 1,084.9-3.78
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 11.7 0.00 24.1-51.36
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 44.2 0.01 46.3-4.68
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 7,856.2 1.29 6,184.527.03
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 91.3 0.01 954.4-90.43
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 40,416.5 6.63 29,672.736.21
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 54,349.7 8.92 39,764.936.68
10 Cereals 76.0 0.01 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 417.7 0.07 227.183.91
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 90.1 0.01 53.568.45
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 61.5 0.01 143.5-57.15
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 14.4 0.00 5.1181.56
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,129.4 0.35 1,222.674.17
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3.4 0.00 2.819.70
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,587.6 0.42 2,323.911.35
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 10,733.5 1.76 11,526.4-6.88
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 262.2 0.04 150.674.14
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4.3 0.00 29.1-85.22
26 Ores, slag and ash 16,252.7 2.67 27.459,281.61
29 Organic chemicals 81.9 0.01 9.7745.27
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,090.3 0.18 638.870.69
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,744.6 0.29 1,010.972.58
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 104.3-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 38.3 0.01 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,016.4 0.17 1,072.6-5.25
40 Rubber and articles thereof 70.2 0.01 40.573.36
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 736.5 0.12 834.6-11.76
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 2.4 0.00 1.838.37
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 664.5 0.11 610.08.93
45 Cork and articles of cork 16.5 0.00 13.819.50
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 183.5 0.03 148.823.31
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6.2 0.00 16.3-61.68
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 193.5 0.03 192.60.47
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 7.1-100.00
52 Cotton 2.8 0.00 3.2-13.78
54 Man-made filaments 15.4 0.00 15.02.94
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1.3 0.00 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 6.7 0.00 53.3-87.39
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 89.4 0.01 3.22,689.23
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.5 0.00 15.6-96.57
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 188,487.4 30.94 165,315.814.02
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 203,240.5 33.36 152,917.532.91
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 116.8 0.02 48.5140.67
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 181.7 0.03 150.121.04
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1.9 0.00 15.0-87.24
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 44.5 0.01 12.9245.29
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 235.4 0.04 65.8257.95
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 125.0 0.02 185.8-32.71
69 Ceramic products 139.8 0.02 122.613.99
70 Glass and glassware 81.5 0.01 67.720.40
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,216.2 0.53 2,444.131.59
73 Articles of iron or steel 6.8 0.00 47.0-85.64
74 Copper and articles thereof 6.1 0.00 31.7-80.74
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.8-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 10.8-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 75.6 0.01 109.4-30.89
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 478.5 0.08 1,388.4-65.54
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 1,982.6 0.33 21,881.9-90.94
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 79.8 0.01 10.6656.39
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 274.8 0.05 358.7-23.38
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 17.0 0.00 52.5-67.56
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 569.5 0.09 345.065.09
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 17.5 0.00 23.0-24.03
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 676.0-100.00
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 67.3 0.01 87.0-22.59
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,224.3 0.53 2,868.612.40
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 24.1 0.00 22.28.48
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 209.9 0.03 818.3-74.34
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 63,673.6 10.45 17,932.4255.08
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce