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Kenya has shipped its first consignment of locally made batteries to Ghana, two months after it was picked among seven countries to pilot the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) that seeks to unlock the movement of goods and services in Africa.

The East African nation has identified products for trading under AfCFTA including tea, Exide batteries, confectionery, leather bags, incinerators, beaded products, vehicular filters, textiles, sisal fibre, and avocadoes and fresh produce.

  • The United States has overtaken Uganda as the largest buyer of Kenyan goods, ending Kampala’s dominance as the top market for Kenya’s exports.
  • The numbers from Kenya’s National Bureau of Statistics show that between January and June 2022, Kenya’s exports to the United States totalled 38.8 billion Kenyan shillings — the equivalent of about $321 million. Uganda’s imports from Kenya dipped to about US$300 million.

However, Kenya has been looking to strengthen trade ties beyond the bloc. …

  • Kenya’s export value increased by 17 per cent in 2021 to hit KSh 666.7 billion (US$ 5.5 billion) compared to KSh 567.4 billion (US$ 4.7 billion) in 2020
  • Data from the Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade) Business Intelligence Tool shows that the increase was influenced by earnings from top agricultural products (tea and horticultural products)
  • The export volumes increased from 643.7 billion tonnes to 743.7 billion tonnes in 2021 with improved exports in clothing accessories and agricultural products
Kenya’s export value increased by 17 per cent in 2021 to hit KSh 666.7 billion (US$ 5.5 billion) compared to KSh 567.4 billion (US$ 4.7 billion) in 2020.
This is according to the latest data from the Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade) Business Intelligence Tool that shows that the increase was influenced by earnings from top agricultural products (tea and horticultural products).
As per the report, tea and horticulture registered about KSh