Kenya's exports to Africa up 22 pct in 2023: survey-Xinhua

Kenya's exports to Africa up 22 pct in 2023: survey

Source: Xinhua| 2024-05-20 23:19:45|Editor: huaxia

NAIROBI, May 20 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's exports to other African countries increased by 21.6 percent to 435 billion shillings (about 3.32 billion U.S. dollars) in 2023 compared to 2022, the country's statistics bureau said in a report launched on Monday.

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) said in the Economic Survey 2024 that Africa contributed 43.2 percent of Kenya's total export earnings.

"The development was largely supported by an increase in exports to the East African Community bloc, which contributed 30.3 percent of total exports," says the survey, which is an annual government publication that provides socio-economic information.

According to the KNBS, Uganda emerged as the largest export destination for Kenyan goods, importing goods worth 926 million dollars. Additionally, other key African export markets included Tanzania, which increased its imports of soap and medicaments, and South Sudan, which also expanded its imports of food preparations from Kenya.