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2020
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Exports
: $34.6M, Rnk 33 / 183

2020
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Top Product
: $8.14M, Gold

2020
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Exports
: $513M, Rnk 36 / 209

2020
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Top Product
: $87.1M, Coal Briquettes

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

2020
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Economic Complexity (ECI)
: ECI 0.086, Rnk 54 / 127

2020
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GDP
: $101B, CURRENT US$
Rnk 64 / 204

2010-2020
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GDP GROWTH
: 122%, CURRENT US$
Rnk 11 / 204

2020
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 GDP
: $335B, CURRENT US$
Rnk 40 / 204

2010-2020
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GDP GROWTH
: -19.6%, CURRENT US$
Rnk 193 / 204

2020
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GDP PC 
: $1,872, CURRENT US$
Rnk 161 / 204

2010-2020
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GDP PC GROWTH
: 73.3%, CURRENT US$
Rnk 17 / 204

2020
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GDP PC
: $5,656, CURRENT US$
Rnk 106 / 204

2010-2020
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GDP PC GROWTH
: -30.6%, CURRENT US$
Rnk 190 / 204

Kenya-South Africa In 2020, Kenya exported $34.6M to South Africa. The main products that Kenya exported to South Africa are Gold ($8.14M), Carbonates ($3.67M), and Cut Flowers ($2.18M). During the last 25 years the exports of Kenya to South Africa have increased at an annualized rate of 0.49%, from $30.7M in 1995 to $34.6M in 2020.

In 2020, Kenya did not export any services to South Africa.

South Africa-Kenya In 2020, South Africa exported $513M to Kenya. The main products that South Africa exported to Kenya were Coal Briquettes ($87.1M), Delivery Trucks ($42.3M), and Semi-Finished Iron ($39.4M). During the last 25 years the exports of South Africa to Kenya have increased at an annualized rate of 2.94%, from $249M in 1995 to $513M in 2020.

In 2020, South Africa 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, South Africa ranked 54 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 0.086), and 36 in total exports ($102B).

Historical Data

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Bilateral Trade by Products

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Depth
Value

In 2020, Kenya exported $34.6M to South Africa. The main products exported from Kenya to South Africa were Gold ($8.14M), Carbonates ($3.67M), and Cut Flowers ($2.18M). During the last 25 years the exports of Kenya to South Africa have increased at an annualized rate of 0.49%, from $30.7M in 1995 to $34.6M in 2020.

In 2020, South Africa exported $513M to Kenya. The main products exported from South Africa to Kenya were Coal Briquettes ($87.1M), Delivery Trucks ($42.3M), and Semi-Finished Iron ($39.4M). During the last 25 years the exports of South Africa to Kenya have increased at an annualized rate of 2.94%, from $249M in 1995 to $513M in 2020.

South Africa Exports

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Market Competitiveness

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Measure

Kenya
Top Destination
: Uganda, $940M

South Africa
Top Destination
: China, $11.9B

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

In 2019, countries that imported more from Kenya than South Africa were Uganda ($940M), South Sudan ($216M), and Rwanda ($237M).

In 2019, countries that imported more from South Africa than Kenya were China ($11.9B), United States ($10.2B), and India ($7.88B).

Comparative Advantage Kenya - South Africa

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

During 2020, Kenya had a large net trade with South Africa in the exports of Precious Metals ($8.56M), Vegetable Products ($7.62M), and Chemical Products ($6.18M).

During 2020, South Africa had a large net trade with Kenya in the exports of Metals ($115M), Mineral Products ($92M), and Transportation ($65.4M).

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 South Africa. Similarly, the more yellow a dot/product is, the more South Africa has comparative advantage over Kenya.