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Imports of goods and services in Kenya

Imports of Kenya, 1970-2015

During 1970-2015 imports of Kenya in current prices rose by 17.9 billion US dollars (in 37.5 times) to 18.4 billion US dollars; change occurred by 1.5 billion US dollars by increasing of people by 34.8 million, as well as by 16.4 billion US dollars by increasing of imports per capita by 356.2 US dollars. The average annual growth of imports of Kenya was 0.40 billion US dollars or 8.4%. The average annual growth of imports of Kenya in constant prices was 4.3%. Share in the world decreased by 0.039%. Share in Africa increased by 0.73%. Minimal imports were in 1970 (0.49 billion US dollars). Maximal imports were in 2014 (21.0 billion US dollars).

During 1970-2015 imports per capita in Kenya rose by 356.2 US dollars (in 9.2 times) to 399.8 US dollars. The average annual growth of imports per capita in current prices was 7.9 US dollars or 5.0%.

Change of imports of Kenya described by linear regression model: y=0.34x-678.4, where y - estimated value of imports of Kenya, x - year. Correlation rate = 0.824. Determination rate = 0.679.

Imports of Kenya, 1970

Imports of Kenya in 1970 were equal to 0.49 billion US dollars, ranked 74th in the world and were on par with imports of Côte d'Ivoire (0.51 bln. US dollars), imports of Albania (0.50 bln. US dollars), imports of Namibia (0.49 bln. US dollars). Share of Kenya in the world imports were 0.13%.

Imports per capita in Kenya in 1970 were worth 43.6 US dollars, ranked 144th in the world and were on par with imports per capita in Comoros (44.2 US dollars), imports per capita in Egypt (43.9 US dollars), imports per capita in Paraguay (43.6 US dollars), imports per capita in Guinea (41.3 US dollars). Imports per capita in Kenya were less than imports per capita in the World (104.4 US dollars) by 60.7 US dollars.

Comparison of imports in Kenya and the neighbors in 1970. Imports of Kenya were greater than imports of Tanzania (0.4 billion US dollars), imports of Ethiopia (0.3 billion US dollars), imports of Somalia (0.1 billion US dollars), but were less than imports of Uganda (0.7 billion US dollars). Imports per capita in Kenya were greater than imports per capita in Tanzania (26.6 US dollars), imports per capita in Somalia (16.7 US dollars), imports per capita in Ethiopia (9.6 US dollars), but were less than imports per capita in Uganda (73.4 US dollars).

Comparison of imports in Kenya and leaders in 1970. Imports of Kenya were less than imports of the United States (55.8 billion US dollars) in 113.8 times, imports of Germany (35.8 billion US dollars) in 73.0 times, imports of the United Kingdom (26.8 billion US dollars) in 54.6 times, imports of Japan (20.1 billion US dollars) in 41.0 times, imports of China (2.6 billion US dollars) in 5.3 times. Imports per capita in Kenya were greater than imports per capita in China (3.2 US dollars) in 13.5 times, but were less than imports per capita in the United Kingdom (481.8 US dollars) in 11.0 times, imports per capita in Germany (456.8 US dollars) in 10.5 times, imports per capita in the United States (266.4 US dollars) in 6.1 times, imports per capita in Japan (193.8 US dollars) in 4.4 times.

Potential imports of Kenya in 1970. With imports per capita at the level of the United Kingdom (481.8 US dollars), imports of Kenya would be 5.4 billion US dollars, it is in 11.0 times more than the actual level. With imports per capita at the level of the World (104.4 US dollars), imports of Kenya would be 1.2 billion US dollars, it is in 2.4 times more than the actual level. With imports per capita at the level of Uganda (73.4 US dollars), as the best neighbor, imports of Kenya would be 0.83 billion US dollars, it is by 68.4% more than the actual level. With imports per capita at the level of Africa (64.6 US dollars), imports of Kenya would be 0.73 billion US dollars, it is by 48.2% more than the actual level. With imports per capita at the level of Eastern Africa (43.6 US dollars), imports of Kenya would be 0.49 billion US dollars, it is by 0.069% more than the actual level.

Imports of Kenya, 2015

Imports of Kenya in 2015 were 18.4 billion US dollars, ranked 84th in the world and were on par with imports of Dominican Republic (19.4 bln. US dollars), imports of Guatemala (19.2 bln. US dollars), imports of Azerbaijan (18.5 bln. US dollars), imports of Costa Rica (17.9 bln. US dollars), imports of Myanmar (17.5 bln. US dollars), imports of Macao (17.1 bln. US dollars). Share of Kenya in the world imports were 0.088%.

Imports per capita in Kenya in 2015 were worth 399.8 US dollars, ranked 176th in the world and were on par with imports per capita in South Sudan (425.8 US dollars), imports per capita in Senegal (417.0 US dollars), imports per capita in Liberia (405.4 US dollars), imports per capita in Haiti (394.4 US dollars), imports per capita in Comoros (390.3 US dollars). Imports per capita in Kenya were less than imports per capita in the World (2 835.0 US dollars) by 2 435.2 US dollars.

Comparison of imports in Kenya and the neighbors in 2015. Imports of Kenya were greater than imports of Ethiopia (16.4 billion US dollars), imports of Tanzania (12.0 billion US dollars), imports of Uganda (7.3 billion US dollars), imports of Somalia (0.0 billion US dollars). Imports per capita in Kenya were greater than imports per capita in Tanzania (231.0 US dollars), imports per capita in Uganda (188.0 US dollars), imports per capita in Ethiopia (164.9 US dollars), imports per capita in Somalia (2.1 US dollars).

Comparison of imports in Kenya and leaders in 2015. Imports of Kenya were less than imports of the United States (2 786.3 billion US dollars) in 151.4 times, imports of China (1 981.5 billion US dollars) in 107.6 times, imports of Germany (1 319.0 billion US dollars) in 71.6 times, imports of the United Kingdom (836.4 billion US dollars) in 45.4 times, imports of Japan (787.2 billion US dollars) in 42.8 times. Imports per capita in Kenya were less than imports per capita in Germany (16 346.2 US dollars) in 40.9 times, imports per capita in the United Kingdom (12 923.6 US dollars) in 32.3 times, imports per capita in the United States (8 659.2 US dollars) in 21.7 times, imports per capita in Japan (6 219.0 US dollars) in 15.6 times, imports per capita in China (1 440.0 US dollars) in 3.6 times.

Potential imports of Kenya in 2015. With imports per capita at the level of Germany (16 346.2 US dollars), imports of Kenya would be 752.6 billion US dollars, it is in 40.9 times more than the actual level. With imports per capita at the level of the World (2 835.0 US dollars), imports of Kenya would be 130.5 billion US dollars, it is in 7.1 times more than the actual level. With imports per capita at the level of Africa (553.3 US dollars), imports of Kenya would be 25.5 billion US dollars, it is by 38.4% more than the actual level.

Size of imports in Kenya

Imports of goods and services in Kenya, bln. US dollars
Prices197019801990200020102015
current prices0.492.82.73.813.418.4
constant prices19700.490.570.561.12.53.2
20052.22.52.45.011.014.3
Picture. Kenya: imports

imports in Kenya and its neighbors, bln. $
Country197019801990200020102015
Kenya0.492.82.73.813.418.4
Ethiopia0.291.11.41.98.816.4
Tanzania0.361.31.52.09.112.0
Uganda0.690.580.661.46.27.3
Somalia0.0570.0980.0570.0350.0180.022

imports in Kenya and leaders, bln. $
Country197019801990200020102015
United States55.8293.8629.71 472.62 365.02 786.3
China2.622.244.6250.71 380.11 981.5
Germany35.8220.8408.0595.91 266.11 319.0
United Kingdom26.8134.8266.3439.2752.4836.4
Japan20.1160.0298.2449.4773.9787.2
Kenya0.492.82.73.813.418.4

Growth of imports in Kenya

Picture. Kenya: imports, growth Picture. Kenya: imports, growth

imports per capita in Kenya

Picture. Kenya: imports per capita Picture. Kenya: imports per capita

imports per capita in Kenya and its neighbors, $
Country197019801990200020102015
Kenya43.6173.7113.7121.0333.0399.8
Tanzania26.671.758.761.1204.2231.0
Uganda73.446.237.958.2186.6188.0
Ethiopia9.630.527.529.3100.0164.9
Somalia16.716.09.04.71.92.1

imports per capita in Kenya and leaders, $
Country197019801990200020102015
Germany456.82 824.95 167.17 276.415 741.116 346.2
United Kingdom481.82 398.54 663.67 461.711 996.312 923.6
United States266.41 279.72 490.45 205.57 632.08 659.2
Japan193.81 380.62 439.33 574.96 078.16 219.0
China3.222.738.6197.51 029.21 440.0
Kenya43.6173.7113.7121.0333.0399.8

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