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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 July 2017 Updater

  • $ 559
  • Country report
  • July 2017
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

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ISA

Kenya - ISA Country Report

  • $ 99
  • Country report
  • July 2017
  • by ISA

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  • Countries : Kenya

MarketLine

Kenya: In-depth PEST insights

  • $ 350
  • Country report
  • May 2017
  • by MarketLine

Kenya: In-depth PEST insights Summary This PEST country analysis report on Kenya provides a holistic view of the country, with insightful analysis of current and future issues, supplemented with relevant ...

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Oxford Economics

Country Economic Forecasts > Kenya

  • $ 163
  • Country report
  • May 2017
  • by Oxford Economics

Kenya faced notable economic headwinds in 2016 in the form of a severe regional drought and uncertainty related to the regulatory cap on commercial interest rates. Despite this, GDP growth remained strong, ...

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