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industrial raw materials, crude petroleum, soda ash, horticultural products, foreign trade

Kenya is dependent on foreign trade. Since 1980 the country has usually run a substantial trade deficit with countries outside Africa and a surplus with those in East Africa. In 2000 Kenya’s imports totaled $3.1 billion and its exports totaled $2 billion. Kenya’s chief imports are industrial raw materials, crude petroleum, machinery, and other equipment. Chief exports, in order of importance, are tea, coffee, horticultural products, petroleum products, cement, soda ash, and pyrethrum extract (used in insecticides). The main suppliers of imports are the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, India, Germany, and the United States. Exports go principally to Uganda, the United Kingdom, Tanzania, Germany, The Netherlands, and the United States.



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