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2020
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Exports
: $940M, Rnk 1 / 183

2020
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Top Product
: $243M, Gold

2020
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Exports
: $401M, Rnk 2 / 154

2020
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Top Product
: $48.6M, Tea

2020
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Economic Complexity (ECI)
: ECI -0.47, Rnk 80 / 127

2020
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Economic Complexity (ECI)
: ECI -0.97, Rnk 99 / 127

2020
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GDP
: $101B, CURRENT US$
Rnk 64 / 195

2010-2020
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GDP GROWTH
: 122%, CURRENT US$
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2020
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 GDP
: $37.6B, CURRENT US$
Rnk 92 / 195

2010-2020
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GDP GROWTH
: 41%, CURRENT US$
Rnk 73 / 195

2020
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GDP PC 
: $1,879, CURRENT US$
Rnk 152 / 195

2010-2020
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GDP PC GROWTH
: 73.9%, CURRENT US$
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2020
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GDP PC
: $822, CURRENT US$
Rnk 179 / 195

2010-2020
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GDP PC GROWTH
: -0.062%, CURRENT US$
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Kenya-Uganda In 2020, Kenya exported $940M to Uganda. The main products that Kenya exported to Uganda are Gold ($243M), Palm Oil ($94.6M), and Coated Flat-Rolled Iron ($37.3M). During the last 25 years the exports of Kenya to Uganda have increased at an annualized rate of 6.43%, from $198M in 1995 to $940M in 2020.

In 2020, Kenya did not export any services to Uganda.

Uganda-Kenya In 2020, Uganda exported $401M to Kenya. The main products that Uganda exported to Kenya were Tea ($48.6M), Milk ($38.2M), and Corn ($34.1M). During the last 25 years the exports of Uganda to Kenya have increased at an annualized rate of 13.7%, from $16.1M in 1995 to $401M in 2020.

In 2020, Uganda did not export any services to Kenya.

Comparison In 2020,  Kenya ranked 80 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI -0.47), and 103 in total exports ($6.52B). That same year, Uganda ranked 99 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI -0.97), and 108 in total exports ($5.87B).

Historical Data

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Bilateral Trade by Products

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Depth
Value

In 2020, Kenya exported $940M to Uganda. The main products exported from Kenya to Uganda were Gold ($243M), Palm Oil ($94.6M), and Coated Flat-Rolled Iron ($37.3M). During the last 25 years the exports of Kenya to Uganda have increased at an annualized rate of 6.43%, from $198M in 1995 to $940M in 2020.

In 2020, Uganda exported $401M to Kenya. The main products exported from Uganda to Kenya were Tea ($48.6M), Milk ($38.2M), and Corn ($34.1M). During the last 25 years the exports of Uganda to Kenya have increased at an annualized rate of 13.7%, from $16.1M in 1995 to $401M in 2020.

Uganda Exports

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Market Competitiveness

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Measure

Kenya
Top Destination
: Uganda, $940M

Uganda
Top Destination
: United Arab Emirates, $3.5B

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 Pakistan ($515M), United States ($496M), and Netherlands ($503M).

In 2019, countries that imported more from Uganda than Kenya were United Arab Emirates ($3.5B), South Sudan ($357M), and Democratic Republic of the Congo ($265M).

Comparative Advantage Kenya - Uganda

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Flow

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

During 2020, Kenya had a large net trade with Uganda in the exports of Precious Metals ($243M), Animal and Vegetable Bi-Products ($111M), and Chemical Products ($98.5M).

During 2020, Uganda had a large net trade with Kenya in the exports of Vegetable Products ($140M), Foodstuffs ($70.2M), and Animal Products ($64.9M).

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 yellow.  This mean that the more blue a dot/product is, the more Kenya has comparative advantage over Uganda. Similarly, the more yellow a dot/product is, the more Uganda has comparative advantage over Kenya.