Total Natural Resources Rents (As % of GDP) fell to 2.48% in Kenya in 2017

Total Natural Resources Rents (As % of GDP) (%)
Metals & Mining | Kenya | June 1, 2019
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Total natural resources rents as a percentage of GDP reached 2.48 % in 2017 in Kenya, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 8.07 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, total natural resources rents as a percentage of GDP in Kenya reached an all time high of 7.29 % in 1995 and an all time low of 2.36 % in 1972. When compared to Kenya's main peers, total natural resources rents as a percentage of GDP in Ethiopia amounted to 10.6 %, 15.2 % in Somalia, 6.62 % in Tanzania and 13.9 % in Uganda in 2017.

Kenya has been ranked 84th within the group of 169 countries we follow in terms of total natural resources rents as a percentage of GDP, 8 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Total natural resources rents are the sum of oil rents, natural gas rents, coal rents (hard and soft), mineral rents, and forest rents.

Total Natural Resources Rents (As % of GDP) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Dem. Republic of the Congo % 36.9% 36.5% 37.4% 35.4% 30.7%
Djibouti % 0.888% 0.894% 0.806% 1.17% 0.947%
Eritrea % 19.1% ... ... ... ... ... ...
Ethiopia % 18.0% 15.5% 14.4% 13.1% 12.1%
Kenya % 3.32% 3.38% 3.02% 2.77% 2.84%
Mozambique % 13.2% 15.2% 13.5% 13.6% 14.2%
Rwanda % 6.89% 6.47% 6.38% 6.40% 6.33%
Somalia % ... ... ... ... 12.5% 13.3% 14.0%
South Sudan % 49.5% 7.87% 22.4% 24.1% 12.2% ...
Sudan % 20.9% 7.72% 8.94% 6.57% 4.11%
Tanzania % 9.06% 8.73% 7.13% 6.22% 6.64%
Uganda % 12.7% 12.7% 12.2% 11.6% 12.6%
Yemen % 24.3% 17.8% 17.7% 12.7% 1.31%
Zambia % 21.8% 18.9% 16.9% 15.4% 16.2%