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Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Kenya

GDP of Kenya, 1970-2015

During 1970-2015 GDP of Kenya in current prices increased by 60.9 billion US dollars (in 25.2 times) to 63.4 billion US dollars; change occurred by 7.8 billion US dollars by increasing of people by 34.8 million, as well as by 53.1 billion US dollars by increasing of GDP per capita by 1 153.0 US dollars. The average annual growth of GDP of Kenya was 1.4 billion US dollars or 7.4%. The average annual growth of GDP of Kenya in constant prices was 4.1%. Share in the world grew by 0.011%. Share in Africa increased by 0.45%. Minimal GDP was in 1970 (2.5 billion US dollars). Maximal GDP was in 2015 (63.4 billion US dollars).

During 1970-2015 GDP per capita in Kenya grew by 1 153.0 US dollars (in 6.1 times) to 1 377.0 US dollars. The average annual growth of GDP per capita in current prices was 25.6 US dollars or 4.1%.

Change of GDP of Kenya described by linear regression model: y=0.99x-1 947.2, where y - estimated value of GDP of Kenya, x - year. Correlation rate = 0.845. Determination rate = 0.714.

GDP of Kenya, 1970

GDP of Kenya in 1970 was 2.5 billion US dollars, ranked 70th in the world and was on par with GDP of Myanmar (2.7 bln. US dollars), GDP of Ethiopia (2.6 bln. US dollars), GDP of Uruguay (2.5 bln. US dollars), GDP of Tanzania (2.4 bln. US dollars), GDP of Iraq (2.4 bln. US dollars). Share of Kenya in the world GDP was 0.074%.

GDP per capita in Kenya in 1970 was equal to 224.0 US dollars, ranked 136th in the world and was on par with GDP per capita in Mauritius (238.0 US dollars), GDP per capita in D.R. of the Congo (238.0 US dollars), GDP per capita in Iraq (238.0 US dollars), GDP per capita in St. Vincent and the Grenadines (234.0 US dollars), GDP per capita in Egypt (234.0 US dollars), GDP per capita in Pakistan (226.0 US dollars), GDP per capita in Senegal (226.0 US dollars), GDP per capita in Sri Lanka (225.0 US dollars), GDP per capita in Bolivia (224.0 US dollars), GDP per capita in Gambia (215.0 US dollars), GDP per capita in Paraguay (212.0 US dollars), GDP per capita in Bhutan (212.0 US dollars). GDP per capita in Kenya was less than GDP per capita in the World (924.0 US dollars) by 700.0 US dollars.

Comparison of GDP in Kenya and the neighbors in 1970. GDP of Kenya was greater than GDP of Tanzania (2.4 billion US dollars), GDP of Uganda (1.4 billion US dollars), GDP of Somalia (0.3 billion US dollars), but was less than GDP of Ethiopia (2.6 billion US dollars). GDP per capita in Kenya was greater than GDP per capita in Tanzania (179.0 US dollars), GDP per capita in Uganda (151.0 US dollars), GDP per capita in Somalia (99.0 US dollars), GDP per capita in Ethiopia (85.0 US dollars).

Comparison of GDP in Kenya and leaders in 1970. GDP of Kenya was less than GDP of the United States (1 075.9 billion US dollars) in 427.2 times, GDP of Germany (215.0 billion US dollars) in 85.4 times, GDP of Japan (211.5 billion US dollars) in 84.0 times, GDP of the United Kingdom (130.7 billion US dollars) in 51.9 times, GDP of China (89.6 billion US dollars) in 35.6 times. GDP per capita in Kenya was greater than GDP per capita in China (111.0 US dollars) in 2.0 times, but was less than GDP per capita in the United States (5 136.0 US dollars) in 22.9 times, GDP per capita in Germany (2 744.0 US dollars) in 12.3 times, GDP per capita in the United Kingdom (2 350.0 US dollars) in 10.5 times, GDP per capita in Japan (2 040.0 US dollars) in 9.1 times.

Potential GDP of Kenya in 1970. With GDP per capita at the level of the United States (5 136.0 US dollars), GDP of Kenya would be 57.7 billion US dollars, it is in 22.9 times more than the actual level. With GDP per capita at the level of the World (924.0 US dollars), GDP of Kenya would be 10.4 billion US dollars, it is in 4.1 times more than the actual level. With GDP per capita at the level of Africa (296.0 US dollars), GDP of Kenya would be 3.3 billion US dollars, it is by 32.1% more than the actual level.

GDP of Kenya, 2015

GDP of Kenya in 2015 was worth 63.4 billion US dollars, ranked 72nd in the world and was on par with GDP of Dominican Republic (67.1 bln. US dollars), GDP of Guatemala (63.8 bln. US dollars), GDP of Myanmar (62.6 bln. US dollars), GDP of Ethiopia (59.9 bln. US dollars). Share of Kenya in the world GDP was 0.085%.

GDP per capita in Kenya in 2015 was equal to 1 377.0 US dollars, ranked 169th in the world and was on par with GDP per capita in Kiribati (1 443.0 US dollars), GDP per capita in Côte d'Ivoire (1 413.0 US dollars), GDP per capita in Pakistan (1 410.0 US dollars), GDP per capita in Ghana (1 356.0 US dollars), GDP per capita in Zambia (1 311.0 US dollars). GDP per capita in Kenya was less than GDP per capita in the World (10 098.0 US dollars) by 8 721.0 US dollars.

Comparison of GDP in Kenya and the neighbors in 2015. GDP of Kenya was greater than GDP of Ethiopia (59.9 billion US dollars), GDP of Tanzania (45.6 billion US dollars), GDP of Uganda (25.3 billion US dollars), GDP of Somalia (1.3 billion US dollars). GDP per capita in Kenya was greater than GDP per capita in Tanzania (877.0 US dollars), GDP per capita in Uganda (648.0 US dollars), GDP per capita in Ethiopia (603.0 US dollars), GDP per capita in Somalia (124.0 US dollars).

Comparison of GDP in Kenya and leaders in 2015. GDP of Kenya was less than GDP of the United States (18 036.6 billion US dollars) in 284.5 times, GDP of China (11 158.5 billion US dollars) in 176.0 times, GDP of Japan (4 383.1 billion US dollars) in 69.1 times, GDP of Germany (3 363.6 billion US dollars) in 53.1 times, GDP of the United Kingdom (2 858.0 billion US dollars) in 45.1 times. GDP per capita in Kenya was less than GDP per capita in the United States (56 054.0 US dollars) in 40.7 times, GDP per capita in the United Kingdom (44 162.0 US dollars) in 32.1 times, GDP per capita in Germany (41 686.0 US dollars) in 30.3 times, GDP per capita in Japan (34 629.0 US dollars) in 25.1 times, GDP per capita in China (8 109.0 US dollars) in 5.9 times.

Potential GDP of Kenya in 2015. With GDP per capita at the level of the United States (56 054.0 US dollars), GDP of Kenya would be 2 580.8 billion US dollars, it is in 40.7 times more than the actual level. With GDP per capita at the level of the World (10 098.0 US dollars), GDP of Kenya would be 464.9 billion US dollars, it is in 7.3 times more than the actual level. With GDP per capita at the level of Africa (1 927.0 US dollars), GDP of Kenya would be 88.7 billion US dollars, it is by 39.9% more than the actual level.

Size of GDP in Kenya

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Kenya, bln. US dollars
Prices197019801990200020102015
current prices2.510.512.714.540.063.4
constant prices19702.54.26.47.711.815.3
20055.99.814.917.927.435.8
Picture. Kenya: GDP

GDP in Kenya and its neighbors, bln. $
Country197019801990200020102015
Kenya2.510.512.714.540.063.4
Ethiopia2.65.911.58.026.359.9
Tanzania2.49.36.913.031.145.6
Uganda1.43.24.36.819.825.3
Somalia0.340.570.992.11.11.3

GDP in Kenya and leaders, bln. $
Country197019801990200020102015
United States1 075.92 862.55 979.610 284.814 964.418 036.6
China89.6305.3398.61 214.96 066.411 158.5
Japan211.51 099.73 140.04 887.55 700.14 383.1
Germany215.0946.71 764.91 950.03 417.13 363.6
United Kingdom130.7565.01 093.21 635.42 429.72 858.0
Kenya2.510.512.714.540.063.4

Growth of GDP in Kenya

Picture. Kenya: GDP, growth Picture. Kenya: GDP, growth

GDP per capita in Kenya

Picture. Kenya: GDP per capita Picture. Kenya: GDP per capita

GDP per capita in Kenya and its neighbors, $
Country197019801990200020102015
Kenya224.0647.0540.0466.0992.01 377.0
Tanzania179.0500.0277.0394.0701.0877.0
Uganda151.0259.0248.0285.0597.0648.0
Ethiopia85.0157.0225.0121.0300.0603.0
Somalia99.094.0157.0278.0112.0124.0

GDP per capita in Kenya and leaders, $
Country197019801990200020102015
United States5 136.012 468.023 649.036 355.048 291.056 054.0
United Kingdom2 350.010 049.019 142.027 781.038 741.044 162.0
Germany2 744.012 113.022 353.023 810.042 483.041 686.0
Japan2 040.09 487.025 685.038 878.044 770.034 629.0
China111.0312.0345.0957.04 524.08 109.0
Kenya224.0647.0540.0466.0992.01 377.0

Structure of GDP in Kenya

Structure of GDP by expenditures, %
Yearconsumption expenditurecapital formationnet export
totalhousehold expendituregovernment expendituretotalfixed capital formation
197080.767.912.818.515.9-0.97
198084.668.316.223.119.7-8.1
199084.669.615.018.717.2-3.9
200091.579.012.518.217.1-7.0
201091.377.214.220.720.3-12.9
201593.879.314.521.221.5-13.3

© Ivan Kushnir

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