Kenya Import Data

Kenya stood at 81st position in worldwide imports during 2019, Kenya import data shows. Kenya imported goods valued USD 17,220 million in 2019, a -19.4% dip from the previous year. As per Kenya trade data, Kenya imported products worth USD 17,380 million in 2018.

Given Kenya’s population of 49.4 million people, the value of Kenya’s imports in 2019 translated to roughly USD 300 in yearly product demand from every person in the country.

Kenya customs data shows Kenya largely imports mineral fuels & oils, machinery, electrical machinery & equipment, vehicles, iron & steel, cereals and plastics. Kenya shipment data also shows Kenya’s top import partners are China, India, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Japan, South Africa, United States and Indonesia.

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Kenya Import Data

Kenya Import Data contains statistics and information on containers which enter into the country through all modes of transport. We have 858788 shipping records and 23323 Kenyan importers available. These are based on shipping bills, import bills, invoices and other import-export documents that are filed by companies to move their consignments from one country to another.

For data authenticity, we collect Kenya import statistics from original sources including Custom Departments, Port Authorities, Shipping & Logistics Companies, Trade Associations and Government Bodies. We provide historical Kenya import data available from 2018 onwards that help you compare country’s import scenario.


Kenya Import Data

Kenya Import Data contains Date, Importer, Importer Address, Supplier, Supplier Address, Origin Country, HS Code, Product Description, Quantity, Unit, Total Value KES, Total Value USD, Port of Unloading, Transport Mode, Port of Shipment and so on. Kenya trade data is the best source to have full visibility into Kenyan import activities like finding Kenyan importers, tracking competitor’s shipment details, identifying potential import commodities, etc. Check Kenya import data sample of a single shipment record and see full list of data columns.

Date 1/1/2020    
Importer ***** Importer Address *****
Supplier ***** Supplier Address *****
Origin Country South Korea HS Code 2917320000
Product Description New DOP DI Octyl Phthalate Qty 96000KG
Quantity 96000 Unit KG
Total Value KES 11261104 Total Value USD 111588.84
Port of Unloading Internal Container Depot Transport Mode Sea
Port of Shipment ICD

Kenya Imports

Kenya’s Top 10 Imports

As per Kenya import data, Kenya’s top 10 import commodities in 2019 were Mineral Fuels & Oils (19.3%), Machinery (9.53%), Electrical Machinery & Equipment (7.36%), Vehicles (7.02%), Iron and Steel (5.32%), Cereals (4.98%), Plastics (4.26%), Animal or Vegetable Fats & Oils (3.26%), Pharmaceutical Products (3.24%) and Paper and Paperboard (2.26%).

Kenya import statistics show, Kenya’s top 10 import commodities accounted for 64.27% to total imports in 2019. The fastest growing import category among Kenya’s top 10 import products in 2019 was plastic, which increased by 7.7% from 2018 to 2019. Machinery with 5.1% uptick stood at second place. Mineral fuels & oils with -67.2% stood as the largest decliner among top import categories. Below given chart shows dollar amount of Kenya’s top 10 import products registered in 2019.

Kenya’s Top 10 Imports

Kenya Import Partners

Kenya’s Top 10 Import Partners

Kenya import data shows Kenya’s top 10 import partners in 2019 were China (USD 3.590 million), India (USD 1,706 million), United Arab Emirates (USD 1,632 million), Saudi Arabia (USD 1,246 million), Japan (USD 947 million), South Africa (USD 688 million), United States (USD 591 million), Indonesia (USD 482 million), Germany (USD 435 million) and Egypt (USD 416 million).

As per Kenya customs data and trade statistics, these countries accounted for 68% to overall value of shipments recorded in 2019. Kenya trade data shows, from a continental perspective, 67.5% of Kenya’s total imports by value were purchased from exporters in Asia. European suppliers shipped 15.5% worth of goods to Kenya, while 11.7% worth of products originated from fellow African countries. Smaller percentages recorded from North America (3.7%) and Latin America excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean (1.3%). See percentage share of Kenya’s top 10 import partners recorded in 2019.

Kenya’s Top 10 Import Partners

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