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Kenyan Economy

All economic activities registered positive development in real gross domestic product (GDP), which slowed from a revised rise of 7.6 percent in 2021 to 4.8 percent in 2022.

Employment

With a 3.8% increase in employment in the formal sector in 2022, manufacturing had the most positions available (329,600).

International Trade

Petroleum goods accounted for over 25% of total imports in 2022, while tea was the largest export commodity. Import expenditure jumped 17.5% to KSh 2.5 trillion, while export revenues increased to KSh 873 billion.

Population Size

The total population of Kenya in 2019 was 47,564,300, indicating the magnitude of the country’s population.

Kenya's Data At A Glance

Various facts and figures about Kenya at a glance

Population

Kenya’s population  record

Gender Distribution

The total population of Kenya in 2019 split between males (23,548,100) and females (24,014,700), highlighting the gender composition of the population.

Population Density

The population density of Kenya in 2019 was of 82 people per square kilometer reveals how densely or sparsely populated different regions of the country are.

Total Households

As of 2019, there was a total of 12,143,900 households, and the average household size was 3.9 people.

Economy

Kenya’s GDP, inflation rates and economic growth.

Trade

The economy experienced growth as the volume of trade increased from KSh 261.23 billion in February 2023 to KSh 298.23 billion in March 2023.

Export

The value of total exports also increased from KSh 76.65 billion in February 2023 to KSh 81.74 billion in March 2023.

Imports

The value of imports increased from KSh 184.58 billion in February 2023 to KSh 216.43 billion in March 2023.

Finance

Exchange rates and the Kenyan shilling’s performance.

Public Finance

National government revenue, including grants, is predicted to increase by 14.9% to KSh 2,562.1 billion in 2022/23, with tax accounting for 87.9% of the total.

Money Banking

Overall credit advanced by commercial banks and non-bank financial organizations increased by 12.3% to KSh 6,218 billion as of the end of December 2022. 

International Scene

Global real GDP growth slowed to 3.4 percent in 2022, down from 6.0 percent in 2021. The reduced growth was caused by post-COVID-19 tightening of monetary policy in most countries among other factors increased oil and food costs.

Agriculture

Agriculture Sector Marketed Production ( KSh)

Tea and Sugarcane

Tea Increased from 126.1B in 2021 to 156.7B in 2022, while Sugarcane increased from 28.4B in 2021 to 34.1B in 2022.

Maize and Horticultural Exports

Maize declined from 6.9B in 2021 to 5.9B in 2022, while Horticultural Exports declined by 11.6B to 146.1B in 2022.

Coffee and Milk

Coffee Increased from 8.7B in 2021 to 27.3B in 2022, while Milk increased from 33.7B in 2021 to 36.9B in 2022.

Tourism

Performance of the Tourism industry

International Visitors Arrival

International visitor arrivals increased from 871.3 thousand in 2021 to 1,541.0 thousand in 2022

National Parks and Game Reserves

The number of visitors to national parks and game reserves increased by 69.1 per cent to 2,543.0 thousand in 2022.

Hotel Bed-Occupancy

Hotel bed-nights occupancy rose by 27.0 per cent to 7,009.0 thousand in 2022.

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Empowering Kenya's Development through Data

In Kenya, the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) holds a pivotal role in collecting, analyzing, and disseminating statistical information crucial for the country’s development. Established in 2006, KNBS provides essential data on economic indicators, supports county governments, conducts population censuses, and addresses regional challenges, such as water and sanitation needs. KNBS’s work not only informs policy and decision-making but also empowers various sectors, including education and environmental conservation, ensuring a data-driven approach to progress and planning in Kenya.

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Kenya's Statistical Releases

A deep dive into Kenya's economic, social, and demographic aspects plus much more

Statistical releases are official reports or announcements made by government agencies, central banks, or other organizations that provide statistical data on various economic, social, or demographic aspects of a country or region. These releases typically contain data tables, charts, graphs, and textual analysis that summarize and interpret the latest trends and developments in a particular area of interest.

Statistical releases can cover a wide range of topics, including employment, inflation, GDP, trade, demographics, and more. They are often used by policymakers, economists, analysts, and researchers to monitor economic conditions, assess the effectiveness of policies, and make forecasts and projections.

Leading Economic Indicators

Leading Economic Indicators provide predictive insights into an economy's future direction by monitoring data such as, stock market performance, and consumer sentiment.

CPI and Inflation Rates

Consumer Price Indices (CPI) and Inflation Rates measure changes in the cost of a basket of goods and services and the resulting inflation or deflation in an economy.

Producer Price Indices

Producer Price Indices track changes in the prices received by producers for their output and can indicate potential future changes in consumer prices.

Quarterly GDP Reports

Quarterly GDP Reports provide data on an economy's total output, helping assess its growth or contraction over specific time periods.

Quarterly BOP Reports

Quarterly Balance of Payments (BOP) Reports summarize a country's economic transactions with the rest of the world, including trade balances and financial flows.

Gross County Product

Gross County Product (GCP) measures the economic output of a specific county or local area, aiding in regional economic assessments and development planning.

Publications

KNBS Publications

Periodic reports covering various aspects of the Kenyan economy

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) is mandated to collect, compile analyze, publish and disseminate official statistics for public use. The KNBS publications cover a wide array of topics such as; health, the economy, poverty, foreign investment, industries, food and nutrition and much more.

The KNBS publications are released periodically for consumption by the public and also aid both public and private institutions in strategic planning and decision making.

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