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Wholesale, retail trade, restaurants and hotels in Kenya

Trade of Kenya, 1970-2015

During 1970-2015 trade of Kenya in current prices grew by 5.1 billion US dollars (in 37.4 times) to 5.3 billion US dollars; change occurred by 0.44 billion US dollars by increasing of people by 34.8 million, as well as by 4.7 billion US dollars by increasing of trade per capita by 101.9 US dollars. The average annual growth of trade of Kenya was 0.11 billion US dollars or 8.4%. The average annual growth of trade of Kenya in constant prices was 3.7%. Share in the world increased by 0.022%. Share in Africa grew by 0.55%. Minimal trade was in 1970 (0.14 billion US dollars). Maximal trade was in 2014 (5.5 billion US dollars).

During 1970-2015 trade per capita in Kenya increased by 101.9 US dollars (in 9.1 times) to 114.5 US dollars. The average annual growth of trade per capita in current prices was 2.3 US dollars or 5.0%.

Change of trade of Kenya described by linear regression model: y=0.095x-188.1, where y - estimated value of trade of Kenya, x - year. Correlation rate = 0.856. Determination rate = 0.733.

Trade of Kenya, 1970

Trade of Kenya in 1970 was worth 0.14 billion US dollars, ranked 96th in the world and was on par with trade of Bahamas (0.14 bln. US dollars), trade of Honduras (0.14 bln. US dollars), trade of Chad (0.13 bln. US dollars). Share of Kenya in the world trade was 0.031%.

Trade per capita in Kenya in 1970 was worth 12.5 US dollars, ranked 166th in the world. Trade per capita in Kenya was less than trade per capita in the World (123.7 US dollars) by 111.1 US dollars.

Comparison of trade in Kenya and the neighbors in 1970. Trade of Kenya was greater than trade of Somalia (0.0 billion US dollars), but was less than trade of Tanzania (0.4 billion US dollars), trade of Ethiopia (0.2 billion US dollars), trade of Uganda (0.2 billion US dollars). Trade per capita in Kenya was greater than trade per capita in Somalia (8.5 US dollars), trade per capita in Ethiopia (6.7 US dollars), but was less than trade per capita in Tanzania (25.8 US dollars), trade per capita in Uganda (21.1 US dollars).

Comparison of trade in Kenya and leaders in 1970. Trade of Kenya was less than trade of the United States (176.5 billion US dollars) in 1 251.8 times, trade of Japan (28.8 billion US dollars) in 204.5 times, trade of Germany (27.5 billion US dollars) in 195.3 times, trade of the United Kingdom (18.8 billion US dollars) in 133.6 times, trade of China (7.7 billion US dollars) in 54.7 times. Trade per capita in Kenya was greater than trade per capita in China (9.5 US dollars) by 31.4%, but was less than trade per capita in the United States (842.3 US dollars) in 67.2 times, trade per capita in Germany (351.4 US dollars) in 28.0 times, trade per capita in the United Kingdom (338.5 US dollars) in 27.0 times, trade per capita in Japan (278.1 US dollars) in 22.2 times.

Potential trade of Kenya in 1970. With trade per capita at the level of the United States (842.3 US dollars), trade of Kenya would be 9.5 billion US dollars, it is in 67.2 times more than the actual level. With trade per capita at the level of the World (123.7 US dollars), trade of Kenya would be 1.4 billion US dollars, it is in 9.9 times more than the actual level. With trade per capita at the level of Africa (36.6 US dollars), trade of Kenya would be 0.41 billion US dollars, it is in 2.9 times more than the actual level. With trade per capita at the level of Tanzania (25.8 US dollars), as the best neighbor, trade of Kenya would be 0.29 billion US dollars, it is in 2.1 times more than the actual level. With trade per capita at the level of Eastern Africa (18.0 US dollars), trade of Kenya would be 0.20 billion US dollars, it is by 43.8% more than the actual level.

Trade of Kenya, 2015

Trade of Kenya in 2015 was 5.3 billion US dollars, ranked 91st in the world and was on par with trade of Cameroon (5.5 bln. US dollars), trade of Zambia (5.4 bln. US dollars), trade of Tanzania (5.4 bln. US dollars), trade of Trinidad and Tobago (5.3 bln. US dollars), trade of El Salvador (5.3 bln. US dollars), trade of Slovenia (5.2 bln. US dollars). Share of Kenya in the world trade was 0.053%.

Trade per capita in Kenya in 2015 was equal to 114.5 US dollars, ranked 183rd in the world and was on par with trade per capita in Nepal (112.5 US dollars), trade per capita in Ethiopia (109.3 US dollars), trade per capita in Guinea-Bissau (107.5 US dollars). Trade per capita in Kenya was less than trade per capita in the World (1 360.4 US dollars) by 1 245.9 US dollars.

Comparison of trade in Kenya and the neighbors in 2015. Trade of Kenya was greater than trade of Uganda (4.0 billion US dollars), trade of Somalia (0.1 billion US dollars), but was less than trade of Ethiopia (10.9 billion US dollars), trade of Tanzania (5.4 billion US dollars). Trade per capita in Kenya was greater than trade per capita in Ethiopia (109.3 US dollars), trade per capita in Uganda (103.3 US dollars), trade per capita in Tanzania (103.0 US dollars), trade per capita in Somalia (11.6 US dollars).

Comparison of trade in Kenya and leaders in 2015. Trade of Kenya was less than trade of the United States (2 674.2 billion US dollars) in 507.4 times, trade of China (1 258.3 billion US dollars) in 238.8 times, trade of Japan (623.6 billion US dollars) in 118.3 times, trade of the United Kingdom (354.7 billion US dollars) in 67.3 times, trade of Germany (343.6 billion US dollars) in 65.2 times. Trade per capita in Kenya was less than trade per capita in the United States (8 310.8 US dollars) in 72.6 times, trade per capita in the United Kingdom (5 481.2 US dollars) in 47.9 times, trade per capita in Japan (4 926.4 US dollars) in 43.0 times, trade per capita in Germany (4 258.2 US dollars) in 37.2 times, trade per capita in China (914.5 US dollars) in 8.0 times.

Potential trade of Kenya in 2015. With trade per capita at the level of the United States (8 310.8 US dollars), trade of Kenya would be 382.6 billion US dollars, it is in 72.6 times more than the actual level. With trade per capita at the level of the World (1 360.4 US dollars), trade of Kenya would be 62.6 billion US dollars, it is in 11.9 times more than the actual level. With trade per capita at the level of Africa (276.3 US dollars), trade of Kenya would be 12.7 billion US dollars, it is in 2.4 times more than the actual level.

Size of trade in Kenya

Wholesale, retail trade, restaurants and hotels in Kenya, bln. US dollars
Prices197019801990200020102015
current prices0.140.570.711.23.75.3
constant prices19700.140.180.260.330.540.72
20050.660.821.21.52.53.3
Picture. Kenya: trade

trade in Kenya and its neighbors, bln. $
Country197019801990200020102015
Ethiopia0.200.560.751.14.710.9
Tanzania0.351.21.11.73.75.4
Kenya0.140.570.711.23.75.3
Uganda0.200.460.600.923.14.0
Somalia0.0290.0520.0920.200.100.12

trade in Kenya and leaders, bln. $
Country197019801990200020102015
United States176.5455.1908.11 607.42 133.52 674.2
China7.716.132.8124.5644.21 258.3
Japan28.8159.9397.2661.4779.2623.6
United Kingdom18.875.5151.0206.3300.9354.7
Germany27.5116.5207.3207.7347.9343.6
Kenya0.140.570.711.23.75.3
Picture. Kenya: share of trade in economy

Growth of trade in Kenya

Picture. Kenya: trade, growth Picture. Kenya: trade, growth

trade per capita in Kenya

Picture. Kenya: trade per capita Picture. Kenya: trade per capita

trade per capita in Kenya and its neighbors, $
Country197019801990200020102015
Kenya12.534.830.239.291.7114.5
Ethiopia6.715.014.716.854.1109.3
Uganda21.136.534.438.892.5103.3
Tanzania25.864.044.150.582.3103.0
Somalia8.58.514.526.810.511.6

trade per capita in Kenya and leaders, $
Country197019801990200020102015
United States842.31 982.23 591.35 681.96 884.98 310.8
United Kingdom338.51 343.52 643.33 504.84 798.05 481.2
Japan278.11 379.83 248.95 261.56 119.94 926.4
Germany351.41 489.92 625.12 535.74 324.74 258.2
China9.516.428.498.1480.4914.5
Kenya12.534.830.239.291.7114.5

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