General information

Capital: Nairobi

Currency unit: Kenyan shilling

Official language: English, Kiswahili

Area: 569,140 km²

Population in million: 51,393,000.0 

GDP per capita (current US dollars): 1,711 

GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): 3,468 


Labor force participation rate (% of total population ages 15+): 66.3 

Annual growth rate of the population: 2.3 %

Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births): 30.6 %

Life expectancy at birth: 65.9 ans

Youth literacy rate Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24): 82 %


Gross domestic product (GDP) in billions of US dollars: 87,908,300,000.00 

Agriculture value added of GDP: 34.2 

Industry value added of GDP: 16.4 

Services value added of GDP: 6.7 


Total exports in billions of US dollars: 6,167,010.00 

Total imports in billions of US dollars: 17,125,000.00 

Major manufactured products (as % of total exports) :
Carbonates (2.21 %)
Hydraulic cements (1.56 %)
Women's suits, ensembles, jackets, blazers and dresses (1.44 %)
Medicaments (1.22 %)
Articles for the conveyance or packing of goods, of plastics (1.13 %)

Weight of major primary products excluding minerals and oil (as % of total exports) :
Tea (20.69 %)
Flowers (11.04 %)
Coffee (4.84 %)
Leguminous vegetables (3.31 %)
Cigars and cigarettes of tobacco (1.67 %)

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              Global Sustainable Competitiveness Indicator

              The indicator highlights the scores of each of the three pillars of the sustainable competitiveness. A larger area means a higher score (0-100) and therefore a more favorable economic situation.

              Price competitiveness

              Kenya: 23
              Breakdown by component
              Price competitiveness23
              Macroeconomic competitiveness
              Kenya: 41
              Products competitiveness
              Kenya: 24

              Durability and resistance to vulnerabilities

              Revealed competitivenes and economic performances

              Kenya: -
              Breakdown by component
              Revealed competitivenes and economic performances-
              Weighted market shares index of the 5 major exported primary products (except oil and ores)
              Kenya: 112
              Weighted market shares index of the 5 major exported manufactured products
              Kenya: 79