Flag United States / Kenya Flag

Exports Flag β†’ Flag  (2018): $449M, Rnk 96 / 215

Top Product Flag β†’ Flag (2018): $73.4M, Planes, Helicopters, and/or Spacecraft

Exports Flag β†’ Flag (2018): $527M, Rnk 3 / 173

Top Product Flag β†’ Flag (2018): $99.3M, Non-Knit Men's Suits

Economic Complexity of Flag (2018): ECI 1.57, Rnk 9 / 137

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

United States-Kenya: In 2018, United States exported $449M to Kenya. The main products exported from United States to Kenya were Planes, Helicopters, and/or Spacecraft ($73.4M), Vinyl Chloride Polymers ($25.9M), and Packaged Medicaments ($16.1M). During the last 23 years the exports of United States to Kenya have increased at an annualized rate of 6.36%, from $109M in 1995 to $449M in 2018.

Kenya-United States: In 2018, Kenya exported $527M to United States. The main products exported from Kenya to United States were Non-Knit Men's Suits ($99.3M), Non-Knit Women's Suits ($67.7M), and Other Nuts ($57M). During the last 23 years the exports of Kenya to United States have increased at an annualized rate of 7.39%, from $102M in 1995 to $527M in 2018.

Comparison: In 2018, United States ranked 9 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 1.57), and 3 in total exports ($1.44T). That same year, Kenya ranked 83 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI -0.43), and 103 in total exports ($6.63B). N/A

Bilateral Trade by Products

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In 2018, United States exported $449M to Kenya. The main products exported from United States to Kenya were Planes, Helicopters, and/or Spacecraft ($73.4M), Vinyl Chloride Polymers ($25.9M), and Packaged Medicaments ($16.1M). During the last 23 years the exports of United States to Kenya have increased at an annualized rate of 6.36%, from $109M in 1995 to $449M in 2018.

In 2018, Kenya exported $527M to United States. The main products exported from Kenya to United States were Non-Knit Men's Suits ($99.3M), Non-Knit Women's Suits ($67.7M), and Other Nuts ($57M). During the last 23 years the exports of Kenya to United States have increased at an annualized rate of 7.39%, from $102M in 1995 to $527M in 2018.

Market Competitiveness

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United States
Top Destination
: Mexico, $237B

Kenya
Top Destination
: Uganda, $643M

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

In 2018, countries that imported more from United States than Kenya were Mexico ($237B), Canada ($190B), and China ($119B).

In 2018, countries that imported more from Kenya than United States were Uganda ($643M), Rwanda ($176M), and South Sudan ($128M).

Comparative Advantage United States - Kenya

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

During 2018, United States had a large net trade with Kenya in the exports of Machines ($129M), Transportation ($99M), and Chemical Products ($45.9M).

During 2018, Kenya had a large net trade with United States in the exports of Textiles ($345M), Vegetable Products ($110M), and Machines ($24.6M).

Tariff Section

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This sections shows import tariffs for products traded between United States and Kenya (using the HS6 product classification and the last year reported).

In 2018, the products from United States that paid the highest import tariffs to enter Kenya were Tobacco: smoking, other than water pipe tobacco, whether or not containing tobacco substitutes in any proportion (350%) and Homogenized or reconstituted tobacco (350%).

In 2018, the products from Kenya that paid the highest import tariffs to enter United States were Raw sugar, beet (100%) and Sugars: cane sugar, raw, in solid form, as specified in Subheading Note 2 to this chapter, not containing added flavouring or colouring matter (100%).

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*The tariffs present between United States and Kenya are:
75: AGOA preference on certain textiles and apparel for eligible countries
75: AGOA preference on certain textiles and apparel for eligible countries
136: Most Favoured Nation duty rate treatement
136: Most Favoured Nation duty rate treatement
346: Preferential treatment under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
346: Preferential treatment under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
388: United States Generalized System of Preference
388: United States Generalized System of Preference

Trade Forecasts

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

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