U.S. Trade with Kenya in 2021
Top 10 Exports to Kenya in 2021
|Commodity||Total Value (USD)||Total Volume (Metric Tons)||10-Year Average Value (USD)||10-Year Growth|
|Wheat||$26.52 Million||90,920||$13.41 Million||297%|
|Coarse Grains (ex. corn)||$12.66 Million||39,350||$13.39 Million||-27%|
|Vegetable Oils (ex. soybean)||$10.54 Million||8,628||$8.49 Million||6%|
|Food Preparations||$7.91 Million||2,695||$3.23 Million||662%|
|Pulses||$4.44 Million||8,011||$8.38 Million||-71%|
|Planting Seeds||$2.8 Million||884||$2.72 Million||-17%|
|Ethanol (non-bev.)||$2.43 Million||---||$1.02 Million||28455%|
|Essential Oils||$1.4 Million||116||$788,016||149%|
|Condiments & Sauces||$1.06 Million||243||$1.54 Million||10%|
|Other Intermediate Products||$1.05 Million||20||$631,271||102%|
Data and Analysis
Attaché Report (GAIN)
Kenya: Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards Export Certificate Report
This report complements the FAIRS Annual Country Report for Kenya and provides information on certificates required by the Government of Kenya (GOK) to export food and agricultural products into the country. The Kenya Electronic Import Export System provides a single point for importers and exporters to electronically submit certificates and receive approvals from relevant trade regulatory agencies.
Attaché Report (GAIN)
Kenya: Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards Country Report
This report provides updates on Government of Kenya (GOK) import requirements and regulations for food and agricultural products. It includes applicable laws and guidelines, import procedures, and contact details of key trade regulatory and specialist agencies.
International Agricultural Trade Report
Opportunities for U.S. Feed Ingredients and Processed Products in Kenya
Kenya’s strategic geographical location and growing middle class makes it an economic, financial, and transport hub for East and Central Africa. Agriculture remains the main contributor to the economy with approximately 75 percent of the 54.7 million population working fully or partially in the agriculture sector. However, high fertilizer prices, small rain-fed fields, and low productivity are obstacles to increasing domestic supply while Kenya’s growing population, increasing urbanization, and growing incomes will spark higher demand for imported food.
News and Features
October 31, 2022
USDA Trade Mission to East Africa Underway
Deputy Secretary Dr. Jewel Bronaugh arrived today in Nairobi to launch a USDA agribusiness trade mission. The U.S. delegation includes representatives from 32 agribusinesses and farm organizations looking to establish trade relationships and explore opportunities for U.S. exports to East Africa.
October 26, 2022
Deputy Secretary Bronaugh To Lead East Africa Agribusiness Trade Mission
Representatives from 32 U.S. agribusiness and farm organizations will join Deputy Agriculture Secretary Dr. Jewel Bronaugh for a trade mission to Nairobi, Kenya, and Zanzibar, Tanzania, Oct. 31 - Nov. 4.
August 2, 2022
USDA Accepting Applications for East Africa Trade Mission
USDA is accepting applications from U.S. exporters for a trade mission to Nairobi, Kenya, and Zanzibar, Tanzania, Oct. 31-Nov. 4.