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Kenya Economic Outlook

Real GDP grew by an estimated 5.9% in 2019, driven by household consumption and investment on the demand side and services on the supply side (such as public administration, information technology, finance and insurance, and transport and storage). GDP was down from 6.5% in 2018, caused mainly by unfavorable weather and reduced government investment.

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Key Facts

Capital: Nairobi
Area: 580,000 sq km
Total Population 2017: 48.5 Million...
Urban Population 2017: 73.50%
Female Population 2017: 49.70%
GDP: US$ 77.3 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2015: US$ 1,340
Inflation Rate: 5.50%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 33.00%
Human Development Index (rank / 188): 146
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.555
Membership Date: 10/09/1964
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2016): UA 2.6 Billion

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East Africa Regional Hub (RDGE)

African Development Bank Group
Khushee Tower
Longonot  Road, Upper Hill
Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: (254) 20 2712925/ (254) 20 2712926/ (254) 20 2712928
Fax: (254) 20 2712938

Mr. Gabriel Negatu, Director General

Kenya Regional Hub

Ms. Nnenna Nwabufo, Deputy Director General