General information

Capital: Nairobi

Currency unit: Kenyan shilling

Official language: English, Kiswahili

Area: 580,370 km²

Population in million: 49.7 

GDP per capita (current US dollars): 1,508 

GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): 3,286 


Labor force participation rate (% of total population ages 15+): 65.4 

Annual growth rate of the population: 2.5 %

Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births): 33.6 %

Life expectancy at birth: 67.0 ans

Youth literacy rate Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24): 78 %


Gross domestic product (GDP) in billions of US dollars: 74.94 

Agriculture value added of GDP: 31.5 

Industry value added of GDP: 17.5 

Services value added of GDP: 45.4 


Total exports in billions of US dollars: 4.70 

Total imports in billions of US dollars: 15.84 

Major manufactured products (as % of total exports) :
Carbonates (2.29 %)
Hydraulic cements (1.61 %)
Women's suits, ensembles, jackets, blazers and dresses (1.49 %)
Medicaments (1.25 %)
Articles for the conveyance or packing of goods, of plastics (1.16 %)

Weight of major primary products excluding minerals and oil (as % of total exports) :
Tea (21.34 %)
Flowers (11.39 %)
Coffee (5.00 %)
Leguminous vegetables (3.43 %)
Cigars and cigarettes of tobacco (1.97 %)

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              Kenya: 164
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              Real Effective Exchange Rate (REER) Index (weighting based on importations and exportations)164