Kenya is the gateway to Eastern and Central Africa regions. Her developed infrastructure and membership in the East African Community (EAC) and Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) make Kenya the ultimate trade and investment destination.
The country’s strategic location provides easy access to the EAC market with about 172 million people and COMESA with a population of 400 million.
Kenya’s Main trading partners include Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi Egypt, South Africa, European Union (EU) United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Japan, Pakistan and India.
Kenya’s major exports to the world include: Tea, Coffee, Sisal and sisal products Fish and fish products, Fresh fruits and vegetables, Nuts, Dairy products ,Honey, Cut flowers, Handcrafts, Tobacco and tobacco products ,Plastics, Rubber, Raw hide and skins, Paper and paper board, Woven textile products, Petroleum products, Cement, Pyrethrum extracts, Livestock and livestock products, Processed foods, Textiles and apparels, Aluminum, iron & steel ,Limestone, Soda ash ,Fluorspar, Precious and semi-precious stones and tourism.
The largest destination for Kenya’s exports is the East African Community (Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan) and the Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA).
Kenya’s exports to the region are dominated by manufactured and semi-manufactured products, including refined petroleum products, metal scrap, beer, cigarettes, oils, perfumes, articles of plastic, consumer products and fabrics and exports agricultural products like tea of where our main markets are Pakistan, Egypt, UK.
The European Union (EU) is the second biggest export destination for Kenya’s products. Kenya is the lead exporter of flowers to the European Union (EU) with a market share of over 35%. EU is also the principal importer of Kenya fresh produce (fresh fruits and vegetables).
Other major export destinations include, United States of America, Middle East and Asia region
Kenya’s major Imports from the world include: Machinery and transportation equipment, Petroleum products, Motor vehicles, iron and steel, Resins, Plastics, agricultural products, Fish and fish products, Paper and paper products ,Iron and steel, Textiles, Cosmetics, Leather products, Pharmaceuticals, Fertilizer, Construction materials, Processed foods ,Electrical products.
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