Flag Uganda / Kenya Flag

Exports Flag β†’ Flag  (2018): $507M, Rnk 2 / 141

Top Product Flag β†’ Flag (2018): $71.1M, Dried Legumes

Exports Flag β†’ Flag (2018): $643M, Rnk 1 / 173

Top Product Flag β†’ Flag (2018): $51.5M, Palm Oil

Economic Complexity of Flag (2018): ECI -0.48, Rnk 86 / 137

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

GDP Flag (2018): $27.5B, CURRENT US$
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GDP GROWTH Flag (2008-2018): 92.9%, CURRENT US$
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GDP Flag (2018): $87.9B, CURRENT US$
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GDP GROWTH Flag (2008-2018): 145%, CURRENT US$
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GDP PC Flag (2018): $643, CURRENT US$
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GDP PC GROWTH Flag (2008-2018): 37.4%, CURRENT US$
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GDP PC Flag (2018): $1,711, CURRENT US$
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GDP PC GROWTH Flag (2008-2018): 89.6%, CURRENT US$
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Uganda-Kenya: In 2018, Uganda exported $507M to Kenya. The main products exported from Uganda to Kenya were Dried Legumes ($71.1M), Corn ($65.9M), and Milk ($56.6M). During the last 23 years the exports of Uganda to Kenya have increased at an annualized rate of 16.2%, from $16.1M in 1995 to $507M in 2018.

Kenya-Uganda: In 2018, Kenya exported $643M to Uganda. The main products exported from Kenya to Uganda were Palm Oil ($51.5M), Gold ($51.2M), and Refined Petroleum ($40.9M). During the last 23 years the exports of Kenya to Uganda have increased at an annualized rate of 5.17%, from $202M in 1995 to $643M in 2018.

Comparison: In 2018, Uganda ranked 86 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI -0.48), and 117 in total exports ($4.16B). That same year, Kenya ranked 83 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI -0.43), and 103 in total exports ($6.63B). In terms of GDP Per Capita, Uganda was ranked 186 with a GDP Per Capita of $643, and Kenya was ranked 155 with a GDP Per Capita of $1,711.

Bilateral Trade by Products

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In 2018, Uganda exported $507M to Kenya. The main products exported from Uganda to Kenya were Dried Legumes ($71.1M), Corn ($65.9M), and Milk ($56.6M). During the last 23 years the exports of Uganda to Kenya have increased at an annualized rate of 16.2%, from $16.1M in 1995 to $507M in 2018.

In 2018, Kenya exported $643M to Uganda. The main products exported from Kenya to Uganda were Palm Oil ($51.5M), Gold ($51.2M), and Refined Petroleum ($40.9M). During the last 23 years the exports of Kenya to Uganda have increased at an annualized rate of 5.17%, from $202M in 1995 to $643M in 2018.

Market Competitiveness

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Uganda
Top Destination
: United Arab Emirates, $1.68B

Kenya
Top Destination
: Uganda, $643M

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

In 2018, countries that imported more from Uganda than Kenya were United Arab Emirates ($1.68B), South Sudan ($301M), and Italy ($139M).

In 2018, countries that imported more from Kenya than Uganda were Pakistan ($575M), United States ($527M), and United Kingdom ($433M).

Comparative Advantage Uganda - Kenya

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

During 2018, Uganda had a large net trade with Kenya in the exports of Vegetable Products ($218M), Foodstuffs ($122M), and Animal Products ($81.7M).

During 2018, Kenya had a large net trade with Uganda in the exports of Chemical Products ($108M), Mineral Products ($82.8M), and Foodstuffs ($71.8M).

Trade Forecasts

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

To create custom forecast, or modify the parameters of the forecasting model, visit our Forecast Section.

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