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Imports of goods and services in Eastern Africa

Imports of Eastern Africa, 1970-2015

During 1970-2015 imports of Eastern Africa in current prices increased by 101.3 billion US dollars (in 22.8 times) to 106.0 billion US dollars; change occurred by 12.5 billion US dollars by increasing of people by 286.9 million, as well as by 88.8 billion US dollars by increasing of imports per capita by 225.8 US dollars. The average annual growth of imports of Eastern Africa was 2.3 billion US dollars or 7.2%. The average annual growth of imports of Eastern Africa in constant prices was 5.3%. Share in the world decreased by 0.70%. Share in Africa fell by 3.5%. Minimal imports were in 1970 (4.6 billion US dollars). Maximal imports were in 2014 (120.0 billion US dollars).

During 1970-2015 imports per capita in Eastern Africa rose by 225.8 US dollars (in 6.2 times) to 269.4 US dollars. The average annual growth of imports per capita in current prices was 5.0 US dollars or 4.1%.

Change of imports of Eastern Africa described by linear regression model: y=1.9x-3 838.3, where y - estimated value of imports of Eastern Africa, x - year. Correlation rate = 0.816. Determination rate = 0.666.

Imports of Eastern Africa, 1970

Imports of Eastern Africa in 1970 were 4.6 billion US dollars. Share of Eastern Africa in the world imports were 1.2%.

Imports per capita in Eastern Africa in 1970 were 43.6 US dollars. Imports per capita in Eastern Africa were less than imports per capita in the World (104.4 US dollars) by 60.7 US dollars.

Imports of Eastern Africa in 1970 consisted of imports of Zambia (21.6%), imports of Mozambique (16%), imports of Uganda (14.9%), imports of Kenya (10.6%), imports of Zimbabwe (9.1%), and others (27.8%).

Imports of Eastern Africa, 2015

Imports of Eastern Africa in 2015 were equal to 106.0 billion US dollars. Share of Eastern Africa in the world imports were 0.51%.

Imports per capita in Eastern Africa in 2015 were equal to 269.4 US dollars. Imports per capita in Eastern Africa were less than imports per capita in the World (2 835.0 US dollars) by 2 565.6 US dollars.

Imports of Eastern Africa in 2015 consisted of imports of Kenya (17.4%), imports of Ethiopia (15.5%), imports of Tanzania (11.3%), imports of Mozambique (9.5%), imports of Zambia (8.1%), and others (38.2%).

Size of imports in Eastern Africa

Imports of goods and services in Eastern Africa, bln. US dollars
Prices197019801990200020102015
current prices4.614.816.822.076.2106.0
constant prices19704.65.96.715.332.047.6
200510.313.115.034.071.2105.9
Picture. Eastern Africa: imports Picture. Imports: share of Eastern Africa in the world

Growth of imports in Eastern Africa

Picture. Eastern Africa: imports, growth Picture. Eastern Africa: imports, growth

imports per capita in Eastern Africa

Picture. Eastern Africa: imports per capita Picture. Eastern Africa: imports per capita

Rating of imports in Eastern Africa

Rating of imports in Eastern Africa, 2015
#Areabln. US dollars%
Eastern Africa106.0100
countries
1 Kenya18.417.4
2 Ethiopia16.415.5
3 Tanzania12.011.3
4 Mozambique10.19.5
5 Zambia8.68.1
6 Uganda7.36.9
7 Mauritius6.96.5
8 Zimbabwe6.86.4
9 South Sudan5.35.0
10 Madagascar4.34.1
11 Rwanda2.72.5
12 Malawi2.22.1
13 Seychelles1.41.3
14 Djibouti1.31.2
15 Eritrea0.930.88
16 Burundi0.830.78
17 Comoros0.310.29
18 Somalia0.0220.021
Picture. Eastern Africa: structure of imports by leaders, 2015, %

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