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Canada-Kenya fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Kenya

General Information

Capital: Nairobi
Population (million): 49.36
Total Area: 582,650km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 77.19 Shillings (KES) (2019- Annual average)
National Holiday: 12 December, Independence Day (Jamhuri Day)
Language(s): English, Kiswahili

Political Information

Type of State:
Presidential Republic

Type of Government:
Executive: The President is elected by popular vote for a 5-year term (eligible for a second term). Bicameral Parliament: National Assembly (349 members)and Senate (67 members).

Head of State:
President Uhuru Kenyatta

Head of Government:
President Uhuru Kenyatta

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Rachel Omamo

Main Political Parties:
Jubilee Party; NASA Coalition

Elections:
Last: 2017 (presidential and legislative). Next: 2022 (presidential).

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type Kenya Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 129.75 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 2,628.35 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) 5.63 1.64
Inflation: (%) 5.2 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 0 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $168,580,088
Canadian imports from country: $36,021,944
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $16 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner John Lanyasunya

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Lisa Stadelbauer

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the figure is unavailable.

Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Kenya
Year Exports Imports
2015 $93,052,368 $30,823,991
2016 $109,919,484 $32,296,238
2017 $171,753,942 $34,538,985
2018 $141,437,498 $33,102,384
2019 $168,580,088 $36,021,944
21 HS Sections (2019)
Canada - Kenya
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $186,210 $617,689
02 Veg. Prod. $46,831,647 $21,506,214
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $1,086,245
04 Food Prod. $346,942 $388,959
05 Mineral Prod. $24,943 $10,983
06 Chemical Prod. $2,362,223 $12,876
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $328,332 $34,100
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $222,681 $23,245
09 Wood Prod. $ $123,001
10 Paper Prod. $6,921,721 $5,745
11 Textiles Prod. $22,004,814 $9,719,017
12 Dress Access. $302,050 $6,189
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $290,404 $140,073
14 Precious Metals/stones $3,682 $231,197
15 Base Metal Prod. $162,582 $36,906
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $12,301,679 $148,485
17 Vehicles and Equip. $62,883,166 $306,651
18 Specialized Inst. $5,606,565 $251,670
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $412,070 $1,240,969
21 Antiques $ $126,571


September 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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