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2019
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Exports
: $619M, Rnk 1 / 180

2019
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Top Product
: $63.8M, Palm Oil

2019
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Exports
: $282M, Rnk 2 / 116

2019
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Top Product
: $92.3M, Milk

2019
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Economic Complexity (ECI)
: ECI -0.43, Rnk 87 / 146

2019
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Economic Complexity (ECI)
: ECI -0.78, Rnk 111 / 146

2019
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GDP
: $95.5B, CURRENT US$
Rnk 63 / 187

2009-2019
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GDP GROWTH
: 158%, CURRENT US$
Rnk 10 / 187

2019
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 GDP
: $35.2B, CURRENT US$
Rnk 96 / 187

2009-2019
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GDP GROWTH
: 40.5%, CURRENT US$
Rnk 108 / 187

2019
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GDP PC 
: $1,817, CURRENT US$
Rnk 146 / 187

2009-2019
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GDP PC GROWTH
: 101%, CURRENT US$
Rnk 16 / 187

2019
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GDP PC
: $794, CURRENT US$
Rnk 170 / 187

2009-2019
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GDP PC GROWTH
: -0.27%, CURRENT US$
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Kenya-Uganda: In 2019, Kenya exported $619M to Uganda. The main products that Kenya exported to Uganda are Palm Oil ($63.8M), Coated Flat-Rolled Iron ($42.2M), and Refined Petroleum ($36.1M). During the last 24 years the exports of Kenya to Uganda have increased at an annualized rate of 4.85%, from $199M in 1995 to $619M in 2019.

In 2019, Kenya did not exported services to Uganda.

Uganda-Kenya: In 2019, Uganda exported $282M to Kenya . The main products that Uganda exported to Kenya were Milk ($92.3M), Raw Tobacco ($41.6M), and Concentrated Milk ($31.5M). During the last 24 years the exports of Uganda to Kenya have increased at an annualized rate of 12.7%, from $16.1M in 1995 to $282M in 2019.

In 2019, Uganda did not exported services to Kenya.

Comparison: In 2019,  Kenya ranked 87 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI -0.43), and 107 in total exports ($6.25B). That same year, Uganda ranked 111 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI -0.78), and 133 in total exports ($3.01B).

Historical Data

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Bilateral Trade by Products

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Value

In 2019, Kenya exported $619M to Uganda. The main products exported from Kenya to Uganda were Palm Oil ($63.8M), Coated Flat-Rolled Iron ($42.2M), and Refined Petroleum ($36.1M). During the last 24 years the exports of Kenya to Uganda have increased at an annualized rate of 4.85%, from $199M in 1995 to $619M in 2019.

In 2019, Uganda exported $282M to Kenya. The main products exported from Uganda to Kenya were Milk ($92.3M), Raw Tobacco ($41.6M), and Concentrated Milk ($31.5M). During the last 24 years the exports of Uganda to Kenya have increased at an annualized rate of 12.7%, from $16.1M in 1995 to $282M in 2019.

Market Competitiveness

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Kenya
Top Destination
: Uganda, $619M

Uganda
Top Destination
: United Arab Emirates, $1.74B

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

In 2019, countries that imported more from Kenya than Uganda were United States ($546M), Pakistan ($440M), and Netherlands ($487M).

In 2019, countries that imported more from Uganda than Kenya were United Arab Emirates ($1.74B), Italy ($126M), and Hong Kong ($56.4M).

Comparative Advantage Kenya - Uganda

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

During 2019, Kenya had a large net trade with Uganda in the exports of Chemical Products ($103M), Animal and Vegetable Bi-Products ($80M), and Mineral Products ($78.5M).

During 2019, Uganda had a large net trade with Kenya in the exports of Animal Products ($127M), Foodstuffs ($58.4M), and Wood Products ($33.1M).

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 Kenya has comparative advantage over Uganda. Similarly, the more red a dot/product is, the more Uganda has comparative advantage over Kenya.