Kenya

Kenya Economic Outlook

  • Real GDP growth increased to an estimated 6.0% in 2016, up from 5.6% in 2015, with the expansion projected to continue in 2017 and 2018, supported by large investments and growth in the service sector.
  • A stable macroeconomic environment with single-digit inflation (averaging 6% in 2016) prevailed as political campaigning for the August 2017 general elections got underway.
  • Kenya has sophisticated entrepreneurship by regional standards but could increase its global footprint through increased investments in information technology.

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Key Facts

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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 Resource Center (EARC)

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, RRC Director