Browsing: Uganda and Kenya top Industrial Performance (CIP)

Kenya has emerged third in East Africa in the Competitive Industrial Performance (CIP) Index Report, 2020 with position 115.

The country follows Tanzania which is position 123 and Uganda at position 128.

This rank puts the country lower than other competitor African countries but high compared to its East African counterparts. Egypt and South Africa rank at position 64 and 52 respectively.

Kenya top Competitive Industrial Performance

The Report benchmarks the ability of countries to produce and export manufactured goods competitively. It provides a yardstick against which Kenya can compare its manufacturing competitiveness on a global level.

It further indicates that China, which is ranked second in the CIP Index report, is very strong in manufacturing due to the use of high technology which is applied by 30.6% of its manufacturers whereas only 9.3% are resource-based manufacturers.

Comparatively, Kenya’s manufacturing sector export structure is dependent on resource-based manufacturers at 42.9% with high tech manufactures only …