US trade with Kenya in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 22, 2017

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

US Trade with Kenya

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Kenya totaled $553.0 million, up 14.31% ($69.2 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Kenya in the first half of 2017 totaled $281.6 million, up 35.51% ($73.8 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Kenya in the first half of 2017 were $271.3 million, down 1.65% ($4.6 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade balance with Kenya went from a deficit of $68.1 million in the first half of 2016, to a surplus of $10.3 million in the first half of 2017.

Kenya was the US 90th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (up from 95th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0287% of US total trade (up from 0.0269% in the first half of 2016).

Kenya was the US 91st largest export market in the first half of 2017 (up from 96th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0372% of US total exports (up from 0.0292% in the first half of 2016).

Kenya was the US 86th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (down from 84th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0232% of US total imports (down from 0.0253% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Kenya

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 61.74% of US total exports to Kenya (48.93% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.99% of US total exports to Kenya (18.94% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.94% of US total exports to Kenya (15.15% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.96% of US total exports to Kenya (4.40% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.41% of US total exports to Kenya (3.66% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.20% of US total exports to Kenya (1.02% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.37% of US total exports to Kenya (1.30% in the first half of 2016).

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $93.4 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $7.7 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $5.7 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $3.5 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2.5 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $1.6 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - an increase of $0.9 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Kenya in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $22.0 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $6.4 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $5.6 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $5.6 million;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $2.4 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $2.1 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $1.5 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Photographic or cinematographic goods (HS code 37) - a decrease of $1.0 million.
US exports to Kenya in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 4.0 0.00 11.6-65.91
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 38.0 0.01 273.4-86.10
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 90.4 0.03 71.526.37
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 142.1 0.05 198.3-28.34
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 7,616.2 2.70 6,757.412.71
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 28.5 0.01 480.1-94.07
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 7.8 0.00 0.0
10 Cereals 14,693.2 5.22 20,328.9-27.72
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 12.7 0.00 2,389.5-99.47
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,656.9 0.59 1,741.7-4.87
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 10,716.0 3.81 5,054.9111.99
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 5.1-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 37.1 0.01 71.0-47.65
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 47.4 0.02 15.7202.01
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,682.5 0.60 121.81,281.41
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 86.5 0.03 182.1-52.47
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,967.7 1.76 1,490.7233.25
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 238.9 0.08 79.1201.85
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 155.6 0.06 50.2210.05
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,019.4 0.36 1,192.0-14.48
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 16.0 0.01 1,513.9-98.94
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 65.4 0.02 189.4-65.49
29 Organic chemicals 1,085.9 0.39 301.7259.99
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,710.3 1.67 5,943.6-20.75
31 Fertilizers 64.0 0.02 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 336.2 0.12 238.341.11
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,388.8 0.85 2,312.83.29
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 590.4 0.21 311.289.71
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 14.7 0.01 23.3-36.98
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 851.8 0.30 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 112.4 0.04 1,069.1-89.48
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,553.7 1.26 9,109.7-60.99
39 Plastics and articles thereof 12,330.0 4.38 9,832.025.41
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,896.1 0.67 2,152.1-11.90
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 64.5 0.02 178.8-63.94
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 36.9 0.01 38.7-4.76
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 124.5 0.04 250.2-50.24
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 7,793.7 2.77 8,534.5-8.68
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 380.9 0.14 307.823.78
52 Cotton 12.9 0.00 32.3-59.96
54 Man-made filaments 4.4 0.00 6.8-35.97
55 Man-made staple fibers 233.1 0.08 31.3644.34
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 3.5 0.00 200.1-98.28
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 87.4 0.03 5.11,615.36
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 12.5 0.00 10.123.73
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 191.0 0.07 46.3312.17
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 4.5 0.00 21.2-78.73
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 122.4 0.04 265.4-53.89
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 702.4 0.25 235.1198.75
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,993.6 1.77 6,130.6-18.55
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 397.0 0.14 611.0-35.01
65 Headgear and parts thereof 35.6 0.01 2.61,289.57
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 214.7 0.08 178.220.48
69 Ceramic products 530.2 0.19 104.5407.26
70 Glass and glassware 28.2 0.01 76.1-62.91
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 0.04 400.6-69.23
72 Iron and steel 190.5 0.07 47.8298.77
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,173.6 0.77 1,293.668.03
74 Copper and articles thereof 5.6 0.00 53.2-89.47
75 Nickel and articles thereof 16.9 0.01 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 164.0 0.06 133.422.94
80 Tin and articles thereof 5.3 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 6.6 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 327.4 0.12 431.9-24.18
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 500.9 0.18 159.5214.12
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 30,196.5 10.72 22,539.533.97
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 9,528.0 3.38 31,529.8-69.78
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 1,018.5 0.36 271.9274.55
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,501.0 1.24 5,641.9-37.95
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 118,827.3 42.20 25,470.5366.53
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,035.5 0.37 31.43,197.75
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 9,759.1 3.47 16,197.4-39.75
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 30.1 0.01 59.1-49.07
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 50.2 0.02 27.980.35
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 767.7 0.27 346.9121.33
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 575.5 0.20 691.0-16.72
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 511.6 0.18 846.1-39.54
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 128.5 0.05 179.8-28.52

US Imports from Kenya

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 60.69% of US total imports from Kenya (64.98% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 25.85% of US total imports from Kenya (19.41% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 7.47% of US total imports from Kenya (2.99% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.50% of US total imports from Kenya (1.09% in the first half of 2016).

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

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $12.1 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $10.3 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $6.0 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Kenya in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $9.8 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $4.7 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $1.4 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $0.8 million.
US imports from Kenya in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 112.2 0.04 109.32.66
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 296.9 0.11 385.9-23.07
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 4,749.6 1.75 4,714.40.75
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 23.5 0.01 66.4-64.70
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 18,386.5 6.78 8,068.4127.88
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 31,026.5 11.43 25,047.023.87
10 Cereals 79.2 0.03 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 109.6 0.04 214.3-48.87
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 412.6 0.15 123.3234.56
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 1,487.1 0.55 2,335.3-36.32
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 35.5 0.01 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,898.7 1.07 3,017.8-3.95
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 10,431.5 3.84 9,387.911.12
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 81.8 0.03 40.9100.00
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 53.0 0.02 131.9-59.79
26 Ores, slag and ash 20,216.3 7.45 8,117.1149.06
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 110.7 0.04 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 6.8 0.00 2.2213.85
30 Pharmaceutical products 27.0 0.01 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 101.6 0.04 393.1-74.14
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 906.5 0.33 2,273.6-60.13
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 120.1 0.04 222.9-46.10
40 Rubber and articles thereof 78.3 0.03 5.71,266.24
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 244.2 0.09 234.64.09
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 282.8 0.10 172.563.93
45 Cork and articles of cork 4.8 0.00 2.2116.55
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 55.0 0.02 54.50.79
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 9.8 0.00 44.5-77.89
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 0.7-100.00
52 Cotton 11.8 0.00 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 0.8-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1.0 0.00 5.1-79.43
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1.6 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 59,056.1 21.76 63,741.2-7.35
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 105,365.5 38.83 115,214.9-8.55
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 50.8 0.02 74.0-31.27
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 76.9 0.03 145.1-47.05
65 Headgear and parts thereof 7.5 0.00 3.7100.51
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 16.7 0.01 10.263.41
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 95.5 0.04 84.712.83
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 49.9 0.02 121.8-59.06
69 Ceramic products 46.4 0.02 87.4-46.91
70 Glass and glassware 42.8 0.02 20.9105.07
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,380.4 0.51 1,627.1-15.16
73 Articles of iron or steel 39.4 0.01 67.6-41.74
74 Copper and articles thereof 16.2 0.01 2.2647.34
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 12.1 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 9.1 0.00 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 60.1 0.02 21.5179.27
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 450.4 0.17 725.3-37.90
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 577.6 0.21 667.8-13.51
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5.1 0.00 0.0
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 18.1 0.01 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 213.0 0.08 113.887.20
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 37.7 0.01 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 8.5-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 6.6 0.00 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 74.5 0.03 35.8108.46
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,583.8 0.58 1,945.1-18.57
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 26.1 0.01 6.6292.56
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 826.7 0.30 102.3708.19
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce