Key information about Kenya

Fact sheets

A country fully integrated into the world’s community

Kenya is an active member of the following international organisations

Worldwide organisations

Regional organisations




Kenya: a strategic location

General economic information

Kenya is the dominant economy in the East African Community (EAC), contributing more than 40% to the region’s . Growth prospects are positive and are supported by an emerging urban middle class.

Kenya’s strong growth prospects are supported by an emerging middle class and an increasing appetite for high-value good and services.

Household final consumption per capita (in USD)
Source : World Bank

Kenya is also a very “young” country with almost 79% of the population under the age of 35.

Main macro-economic indicators

Kenya’s economy has experienced considerable growth in the past few years.

Structure of the Kenya’s economy

Kenya is a regional hub for transportation, communication and financial services. Its other major sectors are agriculture, manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade, real-estate and construction.

Gross Domestic Product by Activity, Current Prices (KSh Million)-2017

Foreign direct investment

International investors are increasingly investing in Kenya. The stock of FDI notably increased by 9% between 2014 and 2015.

While the dominant source of FDI continues to be Europe, investments from Africa in Kenya are growing very fast (by 20%). Such an evolution demonstrates the attractiveness of the Kenyan economy in Africa.

Source: KNBS, Foreign Investment Survey (2016). 2015 figures (Ksh million).

A rich natural and cultural heritage

Kenya is still a kingdom of wildlife and full of pastoral scenes.

Mister GUO Ce, Economic & Commercial Counselor from the Chinese Embassy in Kenya, January 2016

With more than 60 national parks and reserves, Kenya is one of the most beautiful country in the world. As a result, the number of tourists continues to increase (a 16 per cent growth rate is expected in 2018).

An outstanding diversity of wildlife

In a single trip to Kenya, you can visit tropical forests, beautiful beaches, and deserts, climb mountains and explore the wild

The “Land of the Lion King”

Meet the Big Five African animals.

An heritage recognised by UNESCO

7 properties are inscribed on the World Heritage List (UNESCO)