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About

China-Kenya In 2021, China exported $5.81B to Kenya. The main products that China exported to Kenya are Flat Flat-Rolled Steel ($175M), Broadcasting Equipment ($141M), and Synthetic Filament Yarn Woven Fabric ($123M). During the last 26 years the exports of China to Kenya have increased at an annualized rate of 16.7%, from $104M in 1995 to $5.81B in 2021.

In 2021, China did not export any services to Kenya.

Kenya-China In 2021, Kenya exported $202M to China. The main products that Kenya exported to China were Titanium Ore ($99.2M), Niobium, Tantalum, Vanadium and Zirconium Ore ($30.8M), and Iron Ore ($11.8M). During the last 26 years the exports of Kenya to China have increased at an annualized rate of 21.8%, from $1.2M in 1995 to $202M in 2021.

In 2021, Kenya did not export any services to China.

Comparison In 2021,  China ranked 25 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 1.07), and 1 in total exports ($3.34T). That same year, Kenya ranked 83 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI -0.46), and 109 in total exports ($7.15B).

Historical Data

Bilateral Trade by Products

Depth
Value

In 2021, China exported $5.81B to Kenya. The main products exported from China to Kenya were Flat Flat-Rolled Steel ($175M), Broadcasting Equipment ($141M), and Synthetic Filament Yarn Woven Fabric ($123M). During the last 26 years the exports of China to Kenya have increased at an annualized rate of 16.7%, from $104M in 1995 to $5.81B in 2021.

In 2021, Kenya exported $202M to China. The main products exported from Kenya to China were Titanium Ore ($99.2M), Niobium, Tantalum, Vanadium and Zirconium Ore ($30.8M), and Iron Ore ($11.8M). During the last 26 years the exports of Kenya to China have increased at an annualized rate of 21.8%, from $1.2M in 1995 to $202M in 2021.

Exports from China (Flag) to Kenya (Flag) (2021)

Exports from Kenya (Flag) to China (Flag) (2021)

Market Competitiveness

Color
China
Top Destination
United States$530B
Kenya
Top Destination
Uganda$831M

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 2021, countries that imported more from China than Kenya were United States ($530B), Hong Kong ($323B), and Japan ($168B).

In 2021, countries that imported more from Kenya than China were South Sudan ($155M), Tokelau ($3.77k), and American Samoa ($2.65k).

Difference in imports from Kenya (Flag) and China (Flag) (2021)

Comparative Advantage China - Kenya

Flow
Scale

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

During 2021, China had a large net trade with Kenya in the exports of Machines ($1.46B), Textiles ($996M), and Metals ($951M).

During 2021, Kenya had a large net trade with China in the exports of Mineral Products ($157M), Vegetable Products ($27.8M), and Animal Hides ($5.35M).

Economic Complexity

Competitive Landscape

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

Product Space of China (Flag) and Kenya (Flag) (2021)

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