Embassy of Ukraine in the Republic of Kenya

Kyiv 01:33

Trade and Economic relations between Ukraine and Kenya

Kenya:

Kenya is the undisputed leader in trade and economic cooperation between Ukraine and the countries of East Africa.

From more than fifty countries of the African continent, Kenya is ranked among the most influential consumers of Ukrainian goods, entering the top ten.

The main features that make Kenya an important and promising partner for Ukraine is that Ukrainian products meet Kenyan needs and standards, prices remain acceptable, and Kenya itself is increasingly taking on the role of the East African economic hub.

In 2017, bilateral trade between Ukraine and Kenya (according to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine) amounted to 87.44 million USD (in 2016 - 38.42 million USD).

In 2017, exports from Ukraine to Kenya amounted to 79.49 million USD (increased by 248.7% compared with 2016), imports - USD 7.95 million USD (increased by 123.1% compared with 2016). The foreign trade balance between remained positive at 71.5 million USD.

 

The structure of foreign trade between Ukraine and the Republic of Kenya in the years 2016-2017

(According to the data from the State Statistics Service of Ukraine, in thousand USD)

Year

Export

Import

Balance

Turnover

thousand USD

in % to previous

year

thousand USD

in % to previous

year

2016

31958

64

6462.8

108.3 +25495.2 38420.8

2017

79494.9

248.7

7953.7

123.1 +71541.2 87448.6

The data from the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) is even more impressive: 

Year

Export

Import

Balance

Turnover

thousand USD

in % to previous

year

thousand USD

in % to previous

year

2016

37070 60.5 4450 144.9 +32620 41520

2017

92400 249.2 6540 146.9 +85860 98940

The main articles of exports from Ukraine to Kenya in 2017 were: grain crops - 64.2 million USD (80.8%), ferrous metals - 9.9 million USD, (12.5%), vegetables - 3.2 million USD (4%), fats and oils of plant and animal origin - 1.2 million USD (1.6%).

 The main articles of imports from Kenya to Ukraine in were: coffee, tea - 6.39 million USD (80.4%), edible fruits and nuts - 0.43 million USD (5.5%), live trees and other plants - 0.35 million USD (4.5%). At the same time, there was an increase in imports of coffee, tea from Kenya to Ukraine (by 267.6% to the corresponding period of the previous year).

In 2017 the positive foreign trade balance between Ukraine and Kenya amounted to 71.54 million USD.

In 2017, for the first time since the beginning of the Russian aggression to Ukraine in 2014 it is become possible to overcome the tendency to reduce the volumes of exports between Ukraine and Kenya and to restore its growth. Such results were achieved due to a significant increase in exports of grains to Kenya (337.2% increase).

According to the State Statistics Committee of Ukraine in 2017, exports of services from Ukraine to Kenya amounted to 0.674 million USD, imports - 0.9 million USD. Exports of services from Ukraine to Kenya increased by 115%, imports by 137% compared to 2016.

Services related to travel (52.3%), business (43%), transport (2.6%) became the basis for the export of services from Ukraine to Kenya in 2017.

The basis for importing services from Kenya was state and government services (72.7%), travel services (23.8%).

The movement in investment activity between the two countries currently is not observed.

According to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine, during January-February 2018 (available as of May 2018) exports from Ukraine to Kenya amounted to 1.93 million USD (increased by 1098% compared with 2017), imports - 1.49 million USD (increased by 159% compared with 2017).

Positive Foreign Trade Balance: 0.5 million USD.

One of the perspectives of the development of bilateral cooperation in the service sector could be the involvement of Ukrainian specialists in geological exploration in Kenya.

The Government of Kenya pays more and more attention to the tourism industry, where Ukrainian companies can also realize their potential. In addition to trade in tourist services, trade in telecommunication, computer and information services was also significant.

Kenya, as well as other countries in the region, is interested in purchasing agricultural machinery for the whole technological chain for the needs of agriculture (mainly) small and medium size, modern medical equipment and pharmaceutical products, products of the flour and cereal industry.

Demand analysis shows that in the nearest future, Kenya will continue to import form Ukraine grain crops, ferrous metals, mineral fertilizers, oils of animal or vegetable origin, and vegetables. Specifics of climate conditions in Kenya (droughts occur in almost every part of the country almost every year) and the relatively low efficiency of agricultural production (except for export tea and coffee) makes it dependent on imports of mineral fertilizers and cereals.

Additional opportunities are opening up in the cooperation of the East African Community with the Southern African Development Community and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa.

The development of relations between Ukraine and Kenya in the agricultural sector is promising. In September 2017, expert consultations were held between representatives of the specialized agro-industrial departments of Ukraine and Kenya.

During these consultations, the Ukrainian side presented its own vision for the development of cooperation in the field of agriculture (increase of mutual supplies of agricultural products, including on a preferential basis, establishment of permanent cooperation and exchange of information between the phytosanitary departments and agrarian academic institutions of Ukraine and Kenya) in the form of a working document on the basis of which the development of the Ukrainian-Kenyan Memorandum of Understanding is planned.

Current proposals of export oriented companies of Ukraine:

AGRO INDUSTRY

Name of the company Information
 UKRPROMINVEST-AGRO

COMM_OFFER_AGRO_UKRPROMINVEST.doc

UKRPROMINVEST.pdf

Public Joint-Stock Company “State Food and Grain Corporation of Ukraine”

State_Food_and_Grain_Corp_Ukraine.doc

Interstarch Ukraine

UPI_Interstrach_presentation.pdf

PRESENTATION_LETTER.docx

LIST_OF_PRODUCTS.xlsx

SITIK-AGRO

COMM_OFFER_STIK_AGRO.doc

OLIS LTD

Olis_LTD.doc Olis_LTD.doc

 

AIR PURIFICATION&VENTILATION

Name of the company Information
 Private Join Stock Company “Ukrainian R&D Institute for Industrial Flue Gas Purification”
PJSC “UkrNIIOGaz”
PJSC_UkrNIIOGaz_COMM_OFFER.doc

 

MEDICAL

Name of the company Information
PJSC «Ivano-Frankivskcement» Ivano_Frankivskcement.pdf

 

CHEMISTRY

Name of the company Information
CLEAN PLANET Ltd.

CLEAN_PLANET_COMM_OFFER.doc

CLEAN_PLANET.docx

CLEAN_PLANET_PRESENTATION_LETTER.docx

Greif Ukraine LLC

GRAIF_BOTTLES.pdf

FOOD AND DRINK

HEAVY DUTY RAILWAY

Name of the company Information
 Dneprspetsmash SPC_Dneprspetsmash.pptx
 “RosUkrMechanika” LLC RosUkrMechanika_LLC.doc

 

INVESTMENT

IT

Name of the company Information
Hire Ukrainian

Hire_Ukrainians_Presentation.pdf

Hire_Ukrainians_Introduction_letter.pdf

  

TEXTILE

 
Name of the company Information
“TK-Domashniy tekstyl” LLC

TK-Domashniy_tekstyl_LLC.pdf

  

LEGAL SERVISE

Name of the company Information
ILYSHEV AND PARTNERS

Ilyashev_Partners_Presentation_Embassy.pdf

 

 

Other

 

PJSC BF Engineering

List-of-completed-projects-_BF-GROUP_.pdfPresenation_BFEngineering-part_1.

pdfPresenation-BF-Engineering---part-2.pdf

Offers_for_.docx

Private Joint Stock Company

«Dnipropetrovs’k food     concentrates plant

1._Dnepr._food_concentrates_plant_eng.doc
ADEPT-INDSYSTEMS LLC 2._ADEPT-INDSYSTEMS_LLC_eng.doc

«Aisberg» Ltd

3._Aisberg_Ltd_eng.doc

Iceblick Ltd.

4._Iceblick_Ltd_eng.doc

Subsidiary Enterprise

“Drill Collars and Kellys  Plant”

5._Drill_Collars_and_Kellys_Plant_eng.doc

«VINIL» LLC

6._VINIL_LLC_eng.doc
Production-commercial company «Viluta» LLC 7._ViILUTA_LLC_eng.doc

State Enterprise Research-Industrial Complex

«Pavlograd Chemical Plant» 

8._Pavlograd_Chemical_Plant_eng.doc
Dneprovsky Special Tubes Plant Ltd 9._DSTP_Ltd_eng.doc
Pryvate joint-stock company "Impulse" 10._Impulse_eng.doc
AvtoKrAZ, Public Joint-Stock Company 11._AvtoKrAZ_eng.doc
«Elektromotor», PJSC 12. Elektromotor_eng.doc
TzDV "Fabryka "Trembita" 13_Fabryka_Trembita_eng.docx

“KryukovRailwayCarBuilding Works” PJSC

14._Kryukov_Raiway_Car_Building_Works_eng.doc

PJSC «Poltava Machinery Plant»

15._Poltava_Machinery_Plant_eng.doc

The Group of Companies “Sodruzhestvo” LLC

16._SODRUZHESTVO_eng.doc
Limited Liability Company "Vermihaus" 17_VERMIHAUS_eng.doc
Limited Liability Company "Bruk-Bet". 18._BRUK-BET_eng.doc
Joint Stock Company “ODESSAКONDITER” 19. ODESSAKONDITER_eng.doc
LLC "Medical Instruments Plant - Medapparat" 20_MEDAPPARAT_eng.doc
"MAKARDI" LTD Commercial_proposal_Eng.pdfMAKARDI_eng.zip
Public Joint Company  «NASOSENERGOMASH Pump & Power Engineering  Works Sumy» 21_NASOSENERGOMASH_eng.docx
Branch  Limited Liability Company «Allseeds Black Sea» Vegetable Oil Terminal». 22_Allseeds_Black_Sea_eng.doc
"SENSI"Ltd. 23_SENSI_Ltd_eng.doc
"TURBOMASH" &LTD UKRAINE 24_TURBOMASH_eng.docx
Public Joint-Stock Company «Tsyurupinskoe» 25_TSYURUPINSKOE_eng.doc
Private Joint Stock Company YUZHMORMONTAZH 26_YUZHMORMONTAZH_eng.doc
Public joint-stock company “House of Vintage Cognacs “Tavria” 27_TAVRIA_eng.doc
Public Joint Stock Company “Rembyttekhnika – Kherson” 28_REMBYTTEKHNIKA_-_KHERSON_eng.doc
Public Joint Stock Company «Uzhgorodsky Turbogaz» 29_UZHGORODSKY_TURBOGAZ_eng.doc
The private enterprise «ELTIZ» 30_ELTIZ_eng.doc
Tavrian casting company “TALKO” 31_TALKO_eng.doc
LLC "Triada Ltd" 32_TRIADA_eng.doc
Roll Grand, ltd 33_ROLL_GRAND_eng.doc
THE ZAPOROZHYE REGIONAL FOREIGN TRADE AGENCY LLC 34_REGIONAL_FOREIGN_TRADE_AGENCY_eng.doc
Restricted liability society “MASHZAVOD” 35_MASHZAVOD_eng.doc
Limited Liability Company Firm “Astarta-Kyiv” 36_Astarta.docx
Public Joint Stock Company «Dneprovagonmash» 37_Dneprovagonmash.doc
OJSC “Turboatom” 38_OJSC_Turboatom.docx
PJSC "Kupyansk Canned-Milk Integrated Plant” 39_PJSC_Kupyansk_Canned-Milk_Integrated_Plant.docx
PRIVATE JOINT STOCK COMPANY “ON THE PRODUCTION OF INSULIN “INDAR” (PrJSC “INDAR”) 40_PrJSC_INDAR.doc
“State Food and Grain Corporation of Ukraine” Public Joint-Stock Company  41_State_Food_and_Grain_Corporation_of_Ukraine.docx
Public Joint Stock Company “Sumy Frunze Machine-Building Science and Production Association” 42_Sumy_Frunze_Machine-Building_Science_and_Production_Association.docx
Yuzhnoye State Design Office named after M.K.Yangel 43_Yuzhnoye_SDO.docx
Company name: Gas Turbine Research and Production Complex (state owned) “ZORYA-MASHPROEKT” 44_ZORYA-MASHPROEKT.docx
Public Joint Stock Company "Myronivsky Hliboproduct" (MHP) 45__.doc

List and approximate volume of products (services),
proposed by Ivano-Frankivsk region’s enterprises for import in 2015

List_and_approximate_volume_of_products.xls

UKRAINIAN ECOLOGICAL GROUP

UKR_ECO_GROUP_bee_products.1pdf.pdf

ENGINEERING AND PRODUCTION COMPANY “REMTEHGAS” LLC

REMTEHGAS_LLC_eng.doc

 

 

Investmen proposals of the Bukovina region 

Industrial parks in Ukraine

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The list of exhibition events and fairs that take place in Ukraine in 2018:

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