US trade with Kenya in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: May 15, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Kenya in the 3rd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Kenya

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Kenya totaled $273.1 million, up 17.58% ($40.8 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Kenya in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $93.8 million, up 19.61% ($15.4 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Kenya in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $179.3 million, up 16.55% ($25.5 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Kenya in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $85.5 million, a 13.38% increase ($10.1 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Kenya was the US 91st largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 97th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0277% of US total trade (down from 0.0283% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Kenya was the US 101st largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 108th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0246% of US total exports (up from 0.0226% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Kenya was the US 81st largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 84th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0296% of US total imports (down from 0.0325% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Kenya

The major share of US exports to Kenya in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 37.87% of US total exports to Kenya (50.53% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 28.00% of US total exports to Kenya (17.18% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.96% of US total exports to Kenya (11.86% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.44% of US total exports to Kenya (5.29% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.72% of US total exports to Kenya (4.11% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.23% of US total exports to Kenya (1.24% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Kenya in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $10.0 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $7.2 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $2.6 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $2.4 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $1.5 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $0.6 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Kenya in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 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 $2.3 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2.1 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $1.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease 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) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $0.5 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 $0.4 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US exports to Kenya in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 57.2-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 86.4 0.09 0.0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 32.9 0.04 122.9-73.23
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 20.3 0.02 6.0238.63
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,082.1 1.15 503.3114.99
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 34.0 0.04 363.5-90.64
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 6.5-100.00
10 Cereals 18,946.4 20.20 8,969.1111.24
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 5.6 0.01 6.8-17.63
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 978.4 1.04 992.9-1.47
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,366.7 2.52 3.470,484.97
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 46.8 0.05 50.3-6.96
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 21.5-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,587.0 1.69 98.21,516.06
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 46.7 0.05 25.384.68
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 897.2 0.96 2,098.4-57.24
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 70.5 0.08 103.7-31.96
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 60.1 0.06 36.763.61
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 762.4 0.81 647.517.75
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 6.4-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 219.0 0.23 243.0-9.88
29 Organic chemicals 222.8 0.24 166.733.66
30 Pharmaceutical products 558.1 0.60 1,097.4-49.15
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 63.4 0.07 42.250.11
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,083.7 1.16 847.427.89
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 247.5 0.26 132.986.25
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 190.8-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 265.4 0.28 126.3110.10
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 268.8-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 8,117.1 8.65 899.4802.53
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,420.9 3.65 4,459.7-23.29
40 Rubber and articles thereof 768.7 0.82 824.1-6.72
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 53.0 0.06 90.2-41.22
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 21.3 0.02 13.063.54
45 Cork and articles of cork 0.0 0.00 35.9-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 80.9 0.09 180.5-55.20
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,657.1 4.97 3,741.424.48
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 341.2 0.36 175.294.70
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 9.8 0.01 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 104.3 0.11 66.257.46
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 23.3-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 4.2 0.00 13.5-68.97
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 44.1 0.05 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3.8 0.00 46.0-91.81
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 34.0 0.04 69.2-50.93
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 120.1 0.13 73.862.81
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,070.5 2.21 2,596.7-20.26
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 82.1 0.09 318.3-74.22
65 Headgear and parts thereof 77.9 0.08 17.4346.90
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 179.1 0.19 260.8-31.34
69 Ceramic products 10.1 0.01 73.7-86.34
70 Glass and glassware 19.5 0.02 38.2-49.09
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 80.0 0.09 67.418.77
72 Iron and steel 39.9 0.04 65.8-39.30
73 Articles of iron or steel 669.5 0.71 416.660.71
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 18.2-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 5.8 0.01 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 24.7 0.03 40.7-39.30
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 5.2-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 288.1 0.31 326.6-11.79
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 121.8 0.13 98.923.16
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 12,299.4 13.11 14,375.7-14.44
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 4,060.6 4.33 6,399.8-36.55
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 0.0 0.00 599.1-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,647.5 2.82 1,319.9100.57
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 13,053.3 13.92 12,255.46.51
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 7.0 0.01 33.0-78.79
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,448.6 3.68 4,636.3-25.62
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 19.4 0.02 15.823.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 15.0-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 120.2 0.13 1,491.3-91.94
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 335.3 0.36 708.5-52.68
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 12.0 0.01 172.8-93.03
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 23.8 0.03 49.0-51.46
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 14.5-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 6,627.7 7.07 4,033.664.31

US Imports from Kenya

The major share of US imports from Kenya in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 54.20% of US total imports from Kenya (60.71% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 32.94% of US total imports from Kenya (27.08% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.62% of US total imports from Kenya (5.08% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Kenya in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $11.3 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $6.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $6.1 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $4.5 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $0.8 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Kenya in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $1.3 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $0.9 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 $0.8 million.
US imports from Kenya in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 115.1 0.06 40.5184.45
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 181.3 0.10 127.342.47
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 23.5-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 607.4 0.34 1,052.5-42.29
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 106.6 0.06 11.4832.22
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 22,774.0 12.70 15,938.242.89
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 27,804.4 15.50 16,509.668.41
10 Cereals 49.5 0.03 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 57.3 0.03 53.66.97
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 217.0 0.12 76.8182.78
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 6.7-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,083.6 0.60 991.09.34
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 8.4 0.00 27.4-69.29
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 816.7 0.46 1,743.9-53.17
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,205.1 2.90 4,698.510.78
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 40.9 0.02 81.5-49.82
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 289.7-100.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 6,497.8 3.62 7,818.8-16.89
29 Organic chemicals 6.8 0.00 53.1-87.28
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,330.5 0.74 553.5140.37
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 112.8-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 41.3 0.02 140.4-70.60
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5.9 0.00 5.73.16
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 139.9 0.08 125.011.91
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1.0 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 339.5 0.19 121.3179.97
45 Cork and articles of cork 0.0 0.00 10.1-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 113.5 0.06 57.497.61
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 12.0 0.01 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 48.7 0.03 58.0-15.96
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 38.8-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1.5 0.00 2.0-24.98
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 3.5 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 44,572.9 24.86 40,028.511.35
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 52,281.3 29.15 53,212.4-1.75
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 133.0 0.07 43.4206.70
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 33.1 0.02 11.2197.11
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1.5 0.00 0.0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 23.8 0.01 0.37,221.85
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 140.3 0.08 72.493.73
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 139.0 0.08 77.479.58
69 Ceramic products 57.5 0.03 35.761.07
70 Glass and glassware 11.2 0.01 20.3-44.85
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 916.4 0.51 616.748.60
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 13.1-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 65.4-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 75.2 0.04 31.5138.75
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 120.2 0.07 83.943.25
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 84.4 0.05 872.7-90.33
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5.2 0.00 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 89.6 0.05 246.3-63.63
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 287.0-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 23.6 0.01 4.9385.50
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 87.9 0.05 6.41,268.35
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 865.1 0.48 1,402.3-38.31
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 56.5 0.03 77.0-26.63
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 102.7 0.06 59.074.02
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 11,897.0 6.63 5,820.4104.40
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce