Imports and Exports of Goods and Services for Kenya (% GDP)
Updated on February 12, 2022.

In 2020, Kenya received from exports of goods and services, the equivalent of 9.68% of its gross domestic product (GDP), a decrease of 1.73 points compared to 2019; and spent on imports of goods and services, the equivalent of 17.68% of its GDP, a decrease of 2.62 points compared to 2019.

The World Bank defines exports of goods and services as "the value of all goods and other market services provided to the rest of the world" , and defines imports of goods and services as "the value of all goods and other market services received from the rest of the world".

The interactive chart and table below shows the imports and exports of goods and services of Kenya as a percentage of GDP for 1960-2020.

See also: Imports and Exports of Kenya in Current US$.

Data Source: World Bank.
Imports and Exports of Goods and Services for Kenya (% GDP)
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Table of Imports and Exports of Goods & Services for Kenya (% GDP)
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Year Imports (% GDP) Exports (% GDP)
1960 33.67 31.1
1961 31.13 32.72
1962 30.13 32.04
1963 28.96 32.03
1964 29.21 33.39
1965 30.7 31.4
1966 30.87 32.41
1967 29.37 28.46
1968 29.3 29.4
1969 28.09 29.53
1970 30.66 29.83
1971 35.19 28.64
1972 28.73 26.59
1973 28.67 27.39
1974 40.9 33.68
1975 34.51 29.82
1976 31.76 32.45
1977 31.59 34.96
1978 38.69 28.94
1979 31.61 25.75
1980 35.9 29.52
1981 33.82 30.46
1982 31.56 26.66
1983 28.21 25.95
1984 32.05 26.75
1985 30.15 25.3
1986 29.89 25.85
1987 26.4 21.31
1988 27.6 22.37
1989 30.12 23.03
1990 31.33 25.69
1991 28.56 27.04
1992 26.67 26.26
1993 33.96 38.9
1994 34.23 37.04
1995 39.15 32.59
1996 32.11 25.2
1997 31.37 22.69
1998 28.73 20.17
1999 27.36 20.83
2000 31.72 21.59
2001 33.02 22.93
2002 30.28 24.9
2003 30.05 24.09
2004 32.87 26.61
2005 35.97 28.51
2006 32.25 22.99
2007 31.98 21.92
2008 34.91 22.67
2009 27.17 18.77
2010 30.27 20.12
2011 36.85 21.55
2012 31.76 19.86
2013 29.67 17.79
2014 29.7 16.47
2015 25.2 15.13
2016 21.62 13.25
2017 23.26 12.74
2018 21.87 12.54
2019 20.3 11.41
2020 17.68 9.68