U.S. Trade with Kenya in 2022

Export Market Rank
#86 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$65.04 Million
3-Year Average
$56.6 Million
Compound Average Growth
-1.98% (2013-2022)
Total Export Value 2013 - 2022
Export Value by Commodity 2022

Top 10 Exports to Kenya in 2022

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Other Intermediate Products $17.3 Million 8,717 $2.31 Million 5268%
Coarse Grains (excl. corn) $15.05 Million 47,000 $13.15 Million -32%
Ethanol (non-bev.) $9.01 Million --- $2.82 Million 125733%
Food Preparations $5.19 Million 1,340 $3.65 Million 819%
Pulses $5.17 Million 6,611 $7.35 Million -70%
Vegetable Oils (excl. soybean) $4.17 Million 1,704 $7.91 Million -70%
Planting Seeds $3.42 Million 482 $2.72 Million 35%
Dextrins, Peptones, & Proteins $1.48 Million 602 $782,812 -14%
Essential Oils $1.12 Million 70 $843,476 86%
Tree Nuts $753,837 75 $703,325 -37%

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Data and Analysis

Attaché Report (GAIN)

Kenya: Grain and Feed Annual

FAS/Nairobi forecasts an increase in corn and wheat production in marketing year (MY) 2023/24, to 3.18 million metric tons (MT) and 310,000 MT respectively due to increases in harvested area as farmers respond to high crop prices by planting more wheat and corn.
On February 3, 2022, Kenya notified a draft standard on labeling for genetically modified seed (KS 2983-2023) to the WTO TBT Committee as G/TBT/N/KEN/1379. The comment deadline is 60 days from the date of notification with June 2023 as the proposed date of adoption.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Kenya: Exporter Guide

Kenya’s consumer-oriented food imports increased 4.5 percent to $484 million in 2021. This growth was driven by a sound macroeconomic environment and a slight recovery from impacts associated with the Covid-19 pandemic. Best prospective products for export to Kenya include snack foods, sauces and condiments, distilled spirits, wine, beer, pet food, and tree nuts.

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.

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