COUNTRY PROFILE

COUNTRY
REPUBLIC OF KENYA
REGION
EAST AFRICA
CAPITAL CITY
NAIROBI
POPULATION
45.6 MIL
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
SWAHILI AND ENGLISH
CURRENCY
KENYA SHILLINGS (KES)


Company directory

Access in-depth corporate profiles of Africa's most dynamic companies

ECONOMIC INDICATORS

GDP
60.9
BILLION US$
GDP (PER CAPITA)
649
US$
GDP GROWTH
1.7%
INFLATION CONSUMER PRICES
7.3%
CURRENT ACCOUNT BALANCE
-5
BILLION US$
UNEMPLOYMENT
9.2%
LENDING INTEREST RATE
11.5%
EXPORTS OF GOODS & SERVICES
16.4%
OF GDP
IMPORTS OF GOODS & SERVICES
33.9%
OF GDP
TAX REVENUE
18.6%
OF GDP

POLITICAL STRUCTURE

HEAD OF STATE

UHURU MUIGAI KENYATTA

EXECUTIVE ELECTIONS

EXPECTED
2018

LEGISLATIVE STRUCTURE

BICAMERAL LEGISLATIVE

LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS

EXPECTED
2018

GDP PROFILE

AGRICULTURE
30.3%
INDUSTRY
19.4%
SERVICES
50.4%

EXPORTS

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS
50.8%
FUELS & MINING PRODUCTS
13.8%
MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS
33.5%

EASE OF DOING BUSINESS RANKING

2015

2014

STARTING A BUSINESS

143

134

DEALING WITH CONSTRUCTION PERMIT

95

35

REGISTERING PROPERTY

136

131

2015

2014

PROTECTING INVESTORS

122

118

PAYING TAXES

102

146

ENFORCING CONTRACTS

137

137

ADDITIONAL INSIGHT

STOCK EXCHANGE CAPITALIZATION

US $ 14.8 BILLION

NET OFFICIAL DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE

US $ 2.7 BILLION

URBAN POPULATION (% OF TOTAL)

24%

FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT

US $ 258.6 MILLION

INTERNET PENETRATION RATE

32.1%

MOBILE PHONE SUBSCRIPTION RATE

71%

TOTAL OIL PRODUCTION

CURRENTLY EXPORING

GLOBAL TERRORISM INDEX

18 * 1 IS MOST TERRORISM. 116 IS LEAST

MO IBRAHIM GOOD GOVERNANCE RATING

21 * 1 IS BEST GOVERNANCE. 52 IS WORST GOVERNANCE

Graphics credit: www.infographic.ly

SOURCES
TRADING ECONOMICS INDICATORS
CIA WORLD FACT BOOK
IBRAHIM INDEX OF AFRICAN GOVERNANCE
WORLD BANK DOING BUSINESS 2014
WORLD BANK 2013/2014
WORLD TRADE ORGANISATION TRADE REPORTS

Browse companies in Kenya by sector