Ores and Metal Exports (As % of Merchandise Exports) rose 139.74049789949% to 0.054 in Kenya in 2017

Ores and Metal Exports (As % of Merchandise Exports)
Economy | Kenya | May 17, 2019
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Ores and metal exports as a percentage of merchandise exports reached 0.054 in 2017 in Kenya, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 140 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, ores and metal exports as a percentage of merchandise exports in Kenya reached an all time high of 0.055 in 2004 and an all time low of 0.007 in 1977. When compared to Kenya's main peers, ores and metal exports as a percentage of merchandise exports in Tanzania amounted to 0.038 and 0.005 in Uganda in 2017.

Kenya has been ranked 40th within the group of 129 countries we follow in terms of ores and metal exports as a percentage of merchandise exports, 46 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Ores and metals comprise commodities such as: i) crude fertiliser or minerals nes, ii) metalliferous ores, or scrap and iii) non-ferrous metals.

Ores and Metal Exports (As % of Merchandise Exports) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Dem. Republic of the Congo ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Djibouti ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Eritrea ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Ethiopia 0.012 0.006 < 0.001 0.003 0.002 ...
Kenya ... ... 0.022 ... ... ...
Mozambique 0.506 0.390 0.310 0.344 0.385
Rwanda 0.452 0.336 0.494 0.465 0.325 ...
Somalia ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
South Sudan ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Sudan 0.004 ... ... ... ... ... ...
Tanzania 0.354 0.245 0.155 0.174 0.129
Uganda 0.011 0.011 0.009 0.006 0.005
Yemen 0.002 0.001 < 0.001 0.002 0.005 ... ...
Zambia 0.807 0.735 0.695 0.782 0.778 ...