U.S. Trade with Kenya in 2021

Export Market Rank
#77 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$73.73 Million
3-Year Average
$52.59 Million
Compound Average Growth
-0.88% (2012-2021)
Total Export Value 2012 - 2021
Export Value by Commodity 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%

Access and Download Full Data

Data and Analysis

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.
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
News Release

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.
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.
USDA is accepting applications from U.S. exporters for a trade mission to Nairobi, Kenya, and Zanzibar, Tanzania, Oct. 31-Nov. 4.

Get reports, news, and more delivered straight to your inbox