US trade with Kenya in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Sep 14, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Kenya in the 2nd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Kenya

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Kenya totaled $249.9 million, up 8.82% ($20.3 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Kenya in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $112.9 million, up 20.55% ($19.3 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Kenya in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $137.0 million, up 0.74% ($1.0 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Kenya in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $24.1 million, a 43.12% decrease ($18.2 million) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Kenya was the US 94th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 97th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0253% of US total trade (up from 0.0248% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Kenya was the US 100th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0294% of US total exports (up from 0.0258% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Kenya was the US 86th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 87th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0228% of US total imports (down from 0.0242% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Kenya

The major share of US exports to Kenya in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 69.20% of US total exports to Kenya (49.65% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.22% of US total exports to Kenya (14.31% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.08% of US total exports to Kenya (16.20% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.55% of US total exports to Kenya (4.85% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.70% of US total exports to Kenya (4.21% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.21% of US total exports to Kenya (1.35% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.34% of US total exports to Kenya (2.29% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Kenya in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $38.5 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $1.0 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 $1.0 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $0.4 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Kenya in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $5.2 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $3.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2.5 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $2.4 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $2.3 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $1.7 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $1.5 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $0.5 million.
US exports to Kenya in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 133.2-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 38.0-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 78.6 0.07 36.4115.79
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 27.9 0.02 159.9-82.55
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 1,663.5-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 480.1-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 7.8 0.01 0.0
10 Cereals 6,846.8 6.06 9,141.2-25.10
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 8.6 0.01 5.170.53
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 675.1 0.60 608.710.90
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 29.9 0.03 246.9-87.89
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 18.7 0.02 2.9535.74
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3.0 0.00 9.8-69.10
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 76.0 0.07 72.05.48
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 35.0 0.03 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,307.5 1.16 721.981.11
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 128.4 0.11 46.2177.90
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 38.9 0.03 36.75.88
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 379.2 0.34 634.3-40.23
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 9.8 0.01 1,513.9-99.35
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 34.8 0.03 189.4-81.66
29 Organic chemicals 677.8 0.60 151.8346.65
30 Pharmaceutical products 671.6 0.59 1,239.7-45.83
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 52.8 0.05 155.7-66.05
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,048.2 0.93 1,124.1-6.75
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 375.9 0.33 121.4209.73
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 11.1 0.01 2.5338.73
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 36.8 0.03 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2.9 0.00 121.2-97.58
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,699.9 1.51 6,936.8-75.50
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,592.0 3.18 4,113.7-12.68
40 Rubber and articles thereof 916.8 0.81 1,017.9-9.93
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 16.1 0.01 106.7-84.94
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 12.0 0.01 5.3128.57
45 Cork and articles of cork 2.9 0.00 3.7-23.27
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 29.5 0.03 95.7-69.20
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,902.6 4.34 4,292.314.22
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 189.6 0.17 150.326.15
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 32.3-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 4.4 0.00 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 8.6 0.01 28.8-70.01
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 3.5 0.00 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 55.3 0.05 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 9.0 0.01 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 142.5 0.13 46.3207.60
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 4.5 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3.3 0.00 175.1-98.09
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 67.4 0.06 122.2-44.84
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,579.3 2.28 3,237.6-20.33
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 153.3 0.14 299.1-48.75
65 Headgear and parts thereof 16.0 0.01 2.6525.86
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 97.4 0.09 130.9-25.59
69 Ceramic products 467.8 0.41 66.0609.26
70 Glass and glassware 9.9 0.01 23.3-57.57
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 123.3 0.11 135.0-8.69
72 Iron and steel 104.2 0.09 47.8118.12
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,587.0 1.41 856.685.28
74 Copper and articles thereof 2.6 0.00 38.6-93.15
75 Nickel and articles thereof 8.8 0.01 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 140.9 0.12 28.7391.27
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 6.6 0.01 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 198.4 0.18 268.2-26.04
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 447.2 0.40 23.21,826.76
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 9,041.6 8.01 11,539.5-21.65
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 6,106.8 5.41 6,436.1-5.12
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 1,018.5 0.90 18.95,301.08
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,704.2 1.51 4,144.7-58.88
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 53,546.2 47.41 15,026.4256.35
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,001.1 0.89 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,739.1 5.08 9,349.2-38.61
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 15.6-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 38.0 0.03 8.4351.74
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 234.9 0.21 225.64.11
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 318.6 0.28 360.6-11.65
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 201.1 0.18 212.2-5.22
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 60.2 0.05 85.2-29.40

US Imports from Kenya

The major share of US imports from Kenya in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 59.60% of US total imports from Kenya (58.43% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 28.52% of US total imports from Kenya (23.12% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.84% of US total imports from Kenya (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Kenya in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $8.0 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $5.2 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $4.3 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $2.9 million;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $0.7 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Kenya in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $2.9 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.4 million.
US imports from Kenya in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 70.8 0.05 50.240.85
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 141.8 0.10 158.6-10.60
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 2,545.2 1.86 1,788.842.28
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 12.8 0.01 33.0-61.24
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 9,735.4 7.11 5,414.479.81
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 19,728.1 14.40 16,786.417.52
10 Cereals 79.2 0.06 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 86.2 0.06 70.921.59
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 359.5 0.26 62.9471.09
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 3.5 0.00 8.7-59.72
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 437.5 0.32 1,166.0-62.48
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 35.5 0.03 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 785.6 0.57 1,184.6-33.68
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,995.9 3.65 4,670.56.97
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 61.4 0.04 20.5200.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 28.3-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 30.5 0.02 0.0
26 Ores, slag and ash 7,976.2 5.82 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 88.1-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 416.6 0.30 838.7-50.33
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 6.6-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 106.2-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 26.9 0.02 16.661.79
40 Rubber and articles thereof 54.4 0.04 1.24,497.04
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 161.6 0.12 99.762.06
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 122.8 0.09 140.9-12.87
45 Cork and articles of cork 4.8 0.00 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 41.8 0.03 32.229.70
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 9.8 0.01 10.7-7.77
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 0.7-100.00
52 Cotton 11.8 0.01 8.833.62
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.6 0.00 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 0.5-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.4 0.00 2.2-81.81
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 30,632.2 22.36 25,440.820.41
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 50,944.0 37.18 53,860.3-5.41
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 26.1 0.02 56.3-53.70
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 29.8 0.02 74.7-60.07
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2.3 0.00 2.7-13.80
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 3.8 0.00 6.0-35.82
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 7.6 0.01 8.3-8.54
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 31.2 0.02 81.7-61.85
69 Ceramic products 37.6 0.03 41.2-8.66
70 Glass and glassware 17.2 0.01 15.113.58
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 697.8 0.51 945.0-26.16
73 Articles of iron or steel 30.1 0.02 11.2168.79
74 Copper and articles thereof 16.2 0.01 2.2647.34
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5.2 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 9.1 0.01 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 50.2 0.04 11.6332.47
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 394.8 0.29 331.719.05
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 433.6 0.32 565.1-23.27
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5.1 0.00 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 85.8 0.06 26.8220.84
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 16.4 0.01 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
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 66.2 0.05 19.5239.54
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 783.8 0.57 780.60.42
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 9.3 0.01 3.8143.63
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 716.1 0.52 39.21,729.11
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce