Pakistan emerges Kenya’s key exports destination

Nairobi, April 29 (IANS) Pakistan has become a leading importer of Kenya’s goods in Asia region, reports Xinhua.

Official data from Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) received Monday indicate that Kenya comes second to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), making it a crucial trading partner in East Africa.

Kenya’s main exports are food and beverages, which include coffee and tea. However, it also exports non- food industrial supplies and fuel and transport equipment.

The analysis showed that in January, Pakistan was the leading importer of Kenya’s goods in Asia, beating UAE during the period.

Kenya imported goods worth $364 million, which was an increase of 73 million dollars from last December’s exports.

The rise in Pakistan’s exports in January made it the fourth leading destination of Kenya’s goods across the world. The Asian nation was beaten by Uganda, Tanzania and Britain.

Overall, Kenya exported goods worth $2.8 billion to Pakistan last year.

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