US trade with Kenya in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: May 17, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Kenya in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Kenya

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Kenya was $219.1 million, down 11.43% ($28.3 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Kenya in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $80.1 million, down 25.58% ($27.5 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Kenya in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $139.0 million, down 0.52% ($0.7 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade deficit with Kenya in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $58.9 million, a 83.59% increase ($26.8 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Kenya was the US 101st largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 95th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0210% of US total trade (down from 0.0257% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Kenya was the US 114th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 99th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0197% of US total exports (down from 0.0284% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Kenya was the US 89th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 85th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0219% of US total imports (down from 0.0240% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Kenya

The major share of US exports to Kenya in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 61.26% of US total exports to Kenya (69.98% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.93% of US total exports to Kenya (14.17% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.60% of US total exports to Kenya (3.45% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.39% of US total exports to Kenya (3.50% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.85% of US total exports to Kenya (3.24% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.92% of US total exports to Kenya (0.98% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.02% of US total exports to Kenya (0.49% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Kenya in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $3.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2.8 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 $2.3 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $1.5 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 $1.2 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Kenya in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $33.7 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $6.1 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $0.4 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 $0.3 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US exports to Kenya in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3.7 0.00 109.9-96.66
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 24.5 0.03 249.9-90.18
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 10.4 0.01 36.5-71.60
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 97.8-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 224.0 0.28 407.2-45.00
10 Cereals 2,123.5 2.65 576.6268.25
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 11.1 0.01 3.9187.38
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 881.8 1.10 955.9-7.75
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 18.6 0.02 17.27.80
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 40.4 0.05 8.5375.31
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 19.2 0.02 26.5-27.54
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2.9 0.00 16.9-82.66
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 80.3 0.10 40.896.99
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,754.1 2.19 889.597.21
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 81.1 0.10 166.4-51.25
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 14.0 0.02 106.8-86.93
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 765.6 0.96 526.945.29
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 48.2 0.06 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 19.8 0.02 200.5-90.13
29 Organic chemicals 301.8 0.38 221.536.22
30 Pharmaceutical products 225.1 0.28 556.2-59.53
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 63.6 0.08 79.6-20.05
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,218.3 1.52 1,605.8-24.13
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 200.6 0.25 331.1-39.41
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 31.9 0.04 3.5805.90
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 2.5 0.00 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 12.5 0.02 2.9336.35
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,112.1 3.89 2,295.735.56
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,929.9 3.66 9,006.6-67.47
40 Rubber and articles thereof 633.1 0.79 946.8-33.14
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 18.2 0.02 68.3-73.37
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 10.3 0.01 4.5127.82
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 135.1 0.17 72.087.79
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,623.3 4.52 3,388.96.92
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 546.4 0.68 303.380.14
52 Cotton 65.8 0.08 3.02,068.18
55 Man-made staple fibers 33.4 0.04 531.7-93.72
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 32.3 0.04 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 2.8 0.00 12.3-77.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3.8 0.00 8.4-54.76
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 32.5 0.04 8.1299.95
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 6.6 0.01 23.9-72.26
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 77.9 0.10 39.099.60
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,705.6 3.38 2,376.613.84
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 102.1 0.13 478.3-78.65
65 Headgear and parts thereof 17.1 0.02 4.0326.85
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 2.7 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 95.0 0.12 167.2-43.17
69 Ceramic products 45.1 0.06 56.5-20.18
70 Glass and glassware 12.9 0.02 83.6-84.62
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0.0 0.00 133.8-100.00
72 Iron and steel 245.3 0.31 101.6141.51
73 Articles of iron or steel 107.7 0.13 766.4-85.95
74 Copper and articles thereof 75.5 0.09 0.0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 84.2 0.11 33.5151.21
80 Tin and articles thereof 14.8 0.02 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 901.5 1.13 110.2718.14
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 108.9 0.14 37.3191.98
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 13,244.3 16.53 10,481.626.36
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 4,175.9 5.21 2,942.141.94
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 2,748.6 3.43 449.9510.92
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,776.5 2.22 1,811.5-1.93
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 22,236.6 27.76 55,942.4-60.25
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 23.5-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,890.9 6.11 3,672.433.18
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 6.1 0.01 28.6-78.67
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 7.0 0.01 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 26.0 0.03 187.7-86.17
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 361.3 0.45 701.1-48.47
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 288.2 0.36 234.922.71
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 60.7 0.08 91.2-33.52
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 70.0-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 6,317.5 7.89 2,698.2134.13

US Imports from Kenya

The major share of US imports from Kenya in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 64.15% of US total imports from Kenya (57.20% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 27.27% of US total imports from Kenya (26.52% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.41% of US total imports from Kenya (6.55% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.26% of US total imports from Kenya (0.53% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Kenya in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $6.8 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $3.6 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $1.8 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair (HS code 67) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $0.4 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Kenya in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $5.9 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $4.7 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $1.7 million;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $1.6 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $0.9 million.
US imports from Kenya in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 124.5 0.09 34.8257.61
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 199.7 0.14 100.399.05
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,016.9 0.73 912.611.43
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 32.3 0.02 6.2423.02
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 19,414.1 13.97 18,616.54.28
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 11,294.8 8.13 7,674.247.18
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 85.5 0.06 206.0-58.51
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 580.0 0.42 143.4304.55
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 3.2 0.00 0.0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,063.4 1.48 1,870.710.30
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 31.3 0.02 41.5-24.73
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 898.2 0.65 1,991.1-54.89
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,109.8 1.52 3,826.4-44.86
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 47.0 0.03 61.2-23.10
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 1,558.5-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 90.2 0.06 0.0
26 Ores, slag and ash 3,265.7 2.35 9,155.5-64.33
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 159.9 0.12 316.3-49.46
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,338.5 0.96 302.2342.88
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 2.5 0.00 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 232.6 0.17 120.493.22
40 Rubber and articles thereof 24.0 0.02 2.2969.16
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 150.5 0.11 97.155.03
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 136.9 0.10 100.835.72
45 Cork and articles of cork 2.4 0.00 3.5-30.20
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 46.9 0.03 13.6244.45
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2.2 0.00 6.9-68.35
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 10.6 0.01 72.7-85.50
52 Cotton 10.1 0.01 7.044.19
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 7.6-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 1.6 0.00 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 10.9 0.01 8.626.33
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.4 0.00 0.9-53.26
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 32,686.5 23.52 30,900.15.78
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 55,781.6 40.13 48,935.313.99
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 126.7 0.09 23.7434.80
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 9.0 0.01 6.440.85
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2.5 0.00 2.9-11.75
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 9.0 0.01 7.617.09
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 521.3 0.38 15.83,205.03
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 78.4 0.06 52.748.78
69 Ceramic products 87.2 0.06 61.641.65
70 Glass and glassware 6.3 0.00 0.0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 502.8 0.36 745.6-32.56
73 Articles of iron or steel 187.1 0.13 11.61,517.06
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5.8 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3.5 0.00 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 32.9 0.02 48.0-31.54
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 122.1 0.09 472.2-74.14
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 80.8 0.06 63.726.86
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 53.3 0.04 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 177.8 0.13 151.217.57
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 8.5-100.00
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 10.9 0.01 3.4216.19
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 858.4 0.62 1,134.4-24.33
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 8.2 0.01 5.451.88
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 55.4 0.04 908.1-93.90
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 4,194.9 3.02 8,892.5-52.83
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce