U.S. Trade with Kenya in 2023

Export Market Rank
#85 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$53.39 Million
3-Year Average
$62.17 Million
Compound Average Growth
-2.35% (2014-2023)
Total Export Value 2014 - 2023
Export Value by Commodity 2023

Top 10 Exports to Kenya in 2023

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Wheat $17.92 Million 50,360 $15.96 Million 184%
Vegetable Oils (excl. soybean) $10.79 Million 5,026 $7.31 Million 4%
Ethanol (non-bev.) $8.57 Million --- $4.54 Million ---
Pulses $4.55 Million 6,336 $6.16 Million -47%
Planting Seeds $2.23 Million 294 $2.69 Million 2%
Other Intermediate Products $2.21 Million 733 $2.07 Million 110%
Food Preparations $1.69 Million 132 $3.77 Million -15%
Condiments & Sauces $1.67 Million 382 $1.51 Million 20%
Dextrins, Peptones, & Proteins $1.08 Million 279 $723,267 161%
Essential Oils $961,045 48 $879,411 50%

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Data and Analysis

Attaché Report (GAIN)

Kenya: Grain and Feed Annual

FAS Nairobi forecasts Kenya's corn production will remain unchanged year-on-year in marketing year (MY) 2024/25 at 3.7 million metric tons (MT) due to similar growing conditions, area harvested, and input availability.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Kenya: Exporter Guide

Kenya’s consumer-oriented food imports increased 9 percent to $529 million in 2022. This increase was fueled by a positive economic recovery from COVID-19-related disruptions, a sound macroeconomic environment, and a shift in consumer preferences towards convenience, variety, and international cuisines.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Kenya: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

On October 3, 2022, Kenya’s newly elected president, Dr. William Ruto, lifted the 10-year ban on importation and cultivation of genetically engineered (GE) agricultural products. Kenya’s Cabinet cited the need to provide the agricultural sector with...

News and Features

FAS helps minority farmers gain traction in international trade as well as growing and promoting their businesses.
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.