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US beats Africa to third spot on list of Kenya import source

Published on May 06, 2015

Kenya has for the first time bought more goods from the United States in one year than it did from the whole of Africa, underlining growing commercial ties that are expected to deepen with the recent thawing of relations and President Barack Obama’s visit in July.

US exports to East Africa’s largest economy rose to Sh168 billion last year compared to the Sh146 billion worth of goods and services that came from Africa, according to data from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS). Read more. Source | Business Daily