Flag China / Kenya Flag

Exports Flag β†’ Flag  (2018): $4.72B, Rnk 57 / 206

Top Product Flag β†’ Flag (2018): $103M, Rubber Tires

Exports Flag β†’ Flag (2018): $127M, Rnk 13 / 173

Top Product Flag β†’ Flag (2018): $30.2M, Niobium, Tantalum, Vanadium and Zirconium Ore

Economic Complexity of Flag (2018): ECI 0.89, Rnk 30 / 137

Economic Complexity of Flag (2018): ECI -0.43, Rnk 83 / 137

China-Kenya: In 2018, China exported $4.72B to Kenya. The main products exported from China to Kenya were Rubber Tires ($103M), Synthetic Filament Yarn Woven Fabric ($102M), and Telephones ($99.4M). During the last 23 years the exports of China to Kenya have increased at an annualized rate of 18%, from $104M in 1995 to $4.72B in 2018.

Kenya-China: In 2018, Kenya exported $127M to China. The main products exported from Kenya to China were Niobium, Tantalum, Vanadium and Zirconium Ore ($30.2M), Titanium Ore ($28.1M), and Tanned Equine and Bovine Hides ($11.1M). During the last 23 years the exports of Kenya to China have increased at an annualized rate of 22.4%, from $1.21M in 1995 to $127M in 2018.

Comparison: In 2018, China ranked 30 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 0.89), and 1 in total exports ($2.59T). That same year, Kenya ranked 83 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI -0.43), and 103 in total exports ($6.63B). N/A

Bilateral Trade by Products

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In 2018, China exported $4.72B to Kenya. The main products exported from China to Kenya were Rubber Tires ($103M), Synthetic Filament Yarn Woven Fabric ($102M), and Telephones ($99.4M). During the last 23 years the exports of China to Kenya have increased at an annualized rate of 18%, from $104M in 1995 to $4.72B in 2018.

In 2018, Kenya exported $127M to China. The main products exported from Kenya to China were Niobium, Tantalum, Vanadium and Zirconium Ore ($30.2M), Titanium Ore ($28.1M), and Tanned Equine and Bovine Hides ($11.1M). During the last 23 years the exports of Kenya to China have increased at an annualized rate of 22.4%, from $1.21M in 1995 to $127M in 2018.

Market Competitiveness

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China
Top Destination
: United States, $499B

Kenya
Top Destination
: Uganda, $643M

This map shows whether countries import more from China or Kenya. Each country is colored based on the difference in imports they receive from China and Kenya or the difference in the growth in imports.

In 2018, countries that imported more from China than Kenya were United States ($499B), Hong Kong ($282B), and Japan ($155B).

In 2018, countries that imported more from Kenya than China were South Sudan ($128M), American Samoa ($11.7M), and Rwanda ($176M).

Comparative Advantage China - Kenya

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This chart compares trade between China and Kenya by product, considering products traded by both, China and Kenya.

During 2018, China had a large net trade with Kenya in the exports of Machines ($1.26B), Textiles ($758M), and Metals ($697M).

During 2018, Kenya had a large net trade with China in the exports of Mineral Products ($67.4M), Animal Hides ($19.7M), and Vegetable Products ($16.8M).

Tariff Section

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This sections shows import tariffs for products traded between China and Kenya (using the HS6 product classification and the last year reported).

In 2018, the products from China that paid the highest import tariffs to enter Kenya were Vermouth and other flavoured grape wines - pack < 2l (65%) and Vermouth and other flavoured grape wines - pack > 2l (65%).

In 2018, the products from Kenya that paid the highest import tariffs to enter China were Raw sugar, beet (100%) and Sugars: cane sugar, raw, in solid form, as specified in Subheading Note 2 to this chapter, not containing added flavouring or colouring matter (100%).

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*The tariffs present between China and Kenya are:
125: General duty rate
136: Most Favoured Nation duty rate treatement

Trade Forecasts

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This section shows a forecast for total trade between China and Kenya. The forecast is based on a long short-term memory model or LSTM constructed using yearly trade data.

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Economic Complexity

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Competitive Landscape

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This visualization show the product space at the HS4 level colored from blue to red.  This mean that the more blue a dot/product is, the more China has comparative advantage over Kenya. Similarly, the more red a dot/product is, the more Kenya has comparative advantage over China.