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Kenya Economy

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GDP (2008 est.): $30 billion.
Annual growth rate (2008): 1.7%
Gross national income per capita (2007): $680 (Atlas Method)
Natural resources: Wildlife, soda ash, land.
Agriculture: Products--tea, coffee, sugarcane, horticultural products, corn, wheat, rice, sisal, pineapples, pyrethrum, dairy products, meat and meat products, hides, skins. Arable land--5%.
Industry: Types--petroleum products, grain and sugar milling, cement, beer, soft drinks, textiles, vehicle assembly, paper and light manufacturing.
Structure of economy (% of GDP): Services - 58.2%; industry and commerce - 19%; agriculture - 22.7%.
Work force: Formal sector wage earners-1.95 million (public sector 30%; private sector 70%). Informal sector workers-6.4 million.
Trade (2008): Exports - $4.4 billion: tea, coffee, horticultural products, petroleum products, cement, pyrethrum, soda ash, sisal, hides and skins, fluorspar. Major export markets-Uganda, United Kingdom, Tanzania, Netherlands, United States, Egypt, Pakistan. Imports-$9.9 billion: machinery, vehicles, crude petroleum, iron and steel, resins and plastic materials, refined petroleum products, pharmaceuticals, paper and paper products, fertilizers, wheat. Major suppliers - United Arab Emirates, India, China, South Africa, Japan.



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