US trade with Kenya in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: May 16, 2018

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

US Trade with Kenya

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Kenya totaled $826.1 million, up 15.37% ($110.1 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Kenya in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $375.4 million, up 31.15% ($89.2 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Kenya in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $450.7 million, up 4.86% ($20.9 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade deficit with Kenya in the first nine months of 2017 was $75.3 million, a 47.56% decrease ($68.3 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Kenya was the US 89th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 94th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0284% of US total trade (up from 0.0273% in the first nine months of 2016).

Kenya was the US 96th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 98th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0330% of US total exports (up from 0.0271% in the first nine months of 2016).

Kenya was the US 85th largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 84th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0254% of US total imports (down from 0.0275% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Kenya

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 55.78% of US total exports to Kenya (49.37% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 18.24% of US total exports to Kenya (18.46% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.45% of US total exports to Kenya (14.25% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.58% of US total exports to Kenya (4.64% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.49% of US total exports to Kenya (3.78% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.21% of US total exports to Kenya (1.08% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.48% of US total exports to Kenya (1.17% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $94.2 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $8.0 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $6.9 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $5.6 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $4.3 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $3.0 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $2.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1.5 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Kenya in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $24.3 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $7.6 million;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $2.4 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $1.8 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - 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;
  • Photographic or cinematographic goods (HS code 37) - a decrease of $1.2 million.
US exports to Kenya in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 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 0.01 330.7-88.50
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 86.4 0.02 38.0127.37
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 123.3 0.03 194.5-36.59
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 162.5 0.04 204.3-20.49
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 8,698.4 2.32 7,260.819.80
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 62.5 0.02 843.6-92.59
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 7.8 0.00 6.520.09
10 Cereals 33,639.6 8.96 29,298.014.82
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 18.3 0.00 2,396.3-99.24
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,635.2 0.70 2,734.7-3.64
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 13,082.7 3.49 5,058.3158.64
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 83.9 0.02 121.3-30.77
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 47.4 0.01 37.227.56
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,269.5 0.87 220.01,386.15
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 133.3 0.04 207.4-35.74
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,864.9 1.56 3,589.163.41
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 309.4 0.08 182.869.25
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 215.7 0.06 86.9148.16
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,781.8 0.47 1,839.5-3.13
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 16.0 0.00 1,520.2-98.95
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 284.3 0.08 432.4-34.25
29 Organic chemicals 1,308.7 0.35 468.3179.43
30 Pharmaceutical products 5,268.3 1.40 7,041.0-25.18
31 Fertilizers 64.0 0.02 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 399.6 0.11 280.542.47
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,472.5 0.93 3,160.29.88
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 837.9 0.22 444.188.68
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 14.7 0.00 214.1-93.15
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,117.2 0.30 126.3784.44
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 112.4 0.03 1,337.8-91.60
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 11,670.7 3.11 10,009.016.60
39 Plastics and articles thereof 15,751.0 4.20 14,291.710.21
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,664.8 0.71 2,976.2-10.46
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 117.5 0.03 269.0-56.32
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 58.1 0.02 51.712.42
45 Cork and articles of cork 2.9 0.00 39.6-92.75
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 205.4 0.05 430.7-52.32
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 12,450.8 3.32 12,275.81.43
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 722.1 0.19 483.049.51
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 9.8 0.00 0.0
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 337.4 0.09 97.5245.88
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 3.5 0.00 223.3-98.46
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 91.6 0.02 18.6392.32
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 56.6 0.02 10.1461.72
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 194.7 0.05 92.3110.92
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 4.5 0.00 21.2-78.73
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 156.4 0.04 334.6-53.27
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 822.5 0.22 308.9166.28
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 7,064.1 1.88 8,727.3-19.06
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 479.1 0.13 929.3-48.44
65 Headgear and parts thereof 113.4 0.03 20.0467.68
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 393.8 0.10 439.0-10.31
69 Ceramic products 540.3 0.14 178.2203.16
70 Glass and glassware 47.7 0.01 114.3-58.29
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 203.3 0.05 468.0-56.57
72 Iron and steel 230.4 0.06 113.5102.96
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,843.2 0.76 1,710.366.24
74 Copper and articles thereof 5.6 0.00 71.4-92.15
75 Nickel and articles thereof 22.7 0.01 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 188.7 0.05 174.18.39
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 5.2-100.00
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 615.5 0.16 758.5-18.85
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 622.7 0.17 258.4141.01
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 42,495.9 11.32 36,915.215.12
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 13,588.5 3.62 37,929.6-64.17
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 0.27 871.016.93
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6,148.5 1.64 6,961.8-11.68
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 131,880.5 35.13 37,726.0249.57
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,042.5 0.28 64.41,518.78
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 13,207.7 3.52 20,833.7-36.60
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 49.5 0.01 74.9-33.87
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 50.2 0.01 42.917.26
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 887.9 0.24 1,838.2-51.69
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 910.8 0.24 1,399.6-34.92
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 523.6 0.14 1,019.0-48.61
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 152.3 0.04 228.8-33.43
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 14.5-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 21,559.4 5.74 14,674.546.92

US Imports from Kenya

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 58.11% of US total imports from Kenya (63.45% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 28.67% of US total imports from Kenya (22.16% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.94% of US total imports from Kenya (3.74% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $17.3 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $17.2 million;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $10.8 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1.6 million.

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $10.8 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $10.8 million.
US imports from Kenya in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 227.3 0.05 149.851.77
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 478.2 0.11 513.1-6.81
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 5,357.0 1.19 5,766.9-7.11
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 130.1 0.03 77.967.05
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 41,160.5 9.13 24,006.671.45
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 58,830.9 13.05 41,556.541.57
10 Cereals 128.7 0.03 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 166.9 0.04 267.9-37.70
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 629.7 0.14 200.1214.70
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 3.5 0.00 8.7-59.72
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 2,570.6 0.57 3,326.3-22.72
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 43.9 0.01 27.460.34
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,715.4 0.82 4,761.7-21.97
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 15,636.7 3.47 14,086.311.01
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 122.7 0.03 122.40.24
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 318.0-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 53.0 0.01 131.9-59.79
26 Ores, slag and ash 26,714.0 5.93 15,935.867.64
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 110.7 0.02 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 13.6 0.00 55.2-75.39
30 Pharmaceutical products 27.0 0.01 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 101.6 0.02 396.2-74.34
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,237.0 0.50 2,827.1-20.87
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 0.00 118.3-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 161.4 0.04 363.3-55.57
40 Rubber and articles thereof 84.2 0.02 11.5635.08
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 384.1 0.09 359.66.81
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1.0 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 622.3 0.14 293.8111.83
45 Cork and articles of cork 4.8 0.00 12.3-60.77
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 168.5 0.04 112.050.46
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 12.0 0.00 2.5372.97
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 58.5 0.01 102.4-42.85
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 47.7-75.29
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 2.6 0.00 7.1-63.82
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 5.1 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 103,629.0 22.99 103,769.7-0.14
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 157,646.7 34.98 168,427.4-6.40
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 183.8 0.04 117.356.67
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 110.0 0.02 156.3-29.62
65 Headgear and parts thereof 9.0 0.00 3.7140.08
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 40.5 0.01 10.5284.30
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 235.8 0.05 157.150.13
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 188.9 0.04 199.2-5.19
69 Ceramic products 103.9 0.02 123.1-15.60
70 Glass and glassware 54.0 0.01 41.131.19
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,296.8 0.51 2,243.82.36
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.00 13.1-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 39.4 0.01 133.0-70.40
74 Copper and articles thereof 16.2 0.00 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 135.3 0.03 53.0155.19
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 570.6 0.13 809.2-29.49
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 662.0 0.15 1,540.5-57.03
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 10.4 0.00 0.0
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 18.1 0.00 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 302.6 0.07 360.1-15.98
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 37.7 0.01 287.0-86.87
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 23.6 0.01 13.377.12
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 162.5 0.04 42.2285.17
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,449.0 0.54 3,347.4-26.84
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 82.6 0.02 83.7-1.26
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 929.4 0.21 161.3476.19
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 20,733.5 4.60 31,567.9-34.32
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce