Kenya

Kenya : economy statistics and industry reports

  • Updated on : 27 August 2012  Source : The World Factbook

Imports

$13.49 billion (2011 est.)
$11.53 billion (2010 est.)

Exports

$5.768 billion (2011 est.)
$5.225 billion (2010 est.)

Inflation rate (consumer prices)

14% (2011 est.)
4% (2010 est.)

Unemployment rate

40% (2008 est.)
40% (2001 est.)

GDP - per capita (PPP)

$1,800 (2011 est.)
$1,700 (2010 est.)
$1,700 (2009 est.)
note: data are in 2011 US dollars

National product real growth rate

4% (2010 est.)
2.6% (2009 est.)
1.7% (2008 est.)

Internet users

3.996 million (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular

24.969 million (2009)

Population growth rate

2.444% (2012 est.)

Population

43,013,341 (July 2012 est.)
note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected

Historical background

Founding president and liberation struggle icon Jomo KENYATTA led Kenya from independence in 1963 until his death in 1978, when President Daniel Toroitich arap MOI took power in a constitutional succession.

The country was a de facto one-party state from 1969 until 1982 when the ruling Kenya African National Union (KANU) made itself the sole legal party in Kenya.

MOI acceded to internal and external pressure for political liberalization in late 1991.

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Kenya

Economic overview

Although the regional hub for trade and finance in East Africa, Kenya has been hampered by corruption and by reliance upon several primary goods whose prices have remained low.

In 1997, the IMF suspended Kenya's Enhanced Structural Adjustment Program due to the government's failure to maintain reforms and curb corruption.

The IMF, which had resumed loans in 2000 to help Kenya through a drought, again halted lending in 2001 when the government failed to institute several anticorruption measures.

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The Economist Intelligence Unit

Country Forecast Kenya December 2014 Updater

Country Forecast Kenya December 2014 Updater

  • $ 635
  • Country report
  • December 2014
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

The president, Uhuru Kenyatta, will stay in power until the next election in 2017-18. His Jubilee Coalition will remain the largest group in parliament, and the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy will ...

  • Countries : Kenya

PRS Group

Country Forecasts (Subscription, two issues per year, April & October)

Country Forecasts (Subscription, two issues per year, April & October)

  • $ 882
  • Country report
  • October 2014
  • by PRS Group

Country Forecasts is a 480-page perfect-bound volume published in April and October. This publication provides a four-page summary of forecasts and data for each of the 100 countries monitored by Political ...

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Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

D&B Country Insight Report: Kenya

D&B Country Insight Report: Kenya

  • $ 650
  • Country report
  • November 2014
  • by Dun and Bradstreet (Altares)

Report Summary If you are involved in cross-border business, developing relationships or identifying opportunities overseas, you are exposed to the risk associated with a country's overall political, ...

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ISA

Kenya - ISA Country Report

Kenya - ISA Country Report

  • $ 99
  • Country report
  • December 2014
  • by ISA

This report contains detailed forecasts and analysis for Kenya, including trade and investment analysis, economic forecasts, political risk assessments and demographic trend analysis. Each ISA Country ...

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Oxford Economics

Country Economic Forecasts > Kenya

Country Economic Forecasts > Kenya

  • $ 185
  • Country report
  • September 2014
  • by Oxford Economics

GDP growth was 4.1% in Q1 2014, unchanged from Q4 2013 but down from 5.2% a year earlier. Most sectors continued to grow quite strongly but overall activity is being held down by slower agricultural secto ...

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