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Kenya

 
 

 

 
     
  Overview:                                                                                                         
     
 

a.    Total Population: 43,013,341 (July 2012 est.)

                                          i.    Agricultural Population – 75%

                                         ii.    Total labour force – 18.39 million (2011 est.)

b.    GDP: $71.5 billion (2011 est.)

c.    GDP - real growth rate: 5.3% (2011 est.)

d.    GDP – per capita: $1,700 (2011 est.)

e.    GDP - composition by sector:

      agriculture: 22.2%

      industry: 16.4%

      services: 64.6% (2011 est.)

f.     Investment (gross fixed): 20.6% of GDP (2011 est.)

g.    Unemployment rate: 40% (2008 est.)

h.    Industries: small-scale consumer goods (plastic, furniture, batteries, textiles, clothing, soap, cigarettes, flour), agricultural products, horticulture, oil refining; aluminum, steel, lead; cement, commercial ship repair, tourism

 
     
     
 

Trade:

 
     
 

a.    Total Exports: $5.443 billion (2011 est.)

b.    Exports commodities: tea, horticultural products, coffee, petroleum products, fish, cement

c.    Total Import: $11.87 billion (2011 est.)

d.    Imports commodities: machinery and transportation equipment, petroleum products, motor vehicles, iron and steel, resins and plastics

 
     
     
  Climate, Land & Agriculture:  
     
 

a.    Climate: varies from tropical along coast to arid in interior

b.    Total Land Area: 569,140 sq km

c.    Land Use:

                                          i.    Arable land:  8.01%

                                         ii.    Permanent crops: 0.97%

                                        iii.    Others: 91.02% (2005)

                                       iv.    Irrigated land: 1,030 sq km (2008)

d.    Major Agricultural commodities: tea, coffee, corn, wheat, sugarcane, fruit, vegetables; dairy products, beef, pork, poultry, eggs

 
     
     
  Major Industrial Activities:  
     
  small-scale consumer goods (plastic, furniture, textiles), agricultural products, commercial ship repair  
     
     
  Environmental information & data:  
     
 

Environment - current issues:

water pollution from urban and industrial wastes; degradation of water quality from increased use of pesticides and fertilizers; water hyacinth infestation in Lake Victoria; deforestation; soil erosion; desertification; poaching

 

Environment - international agreements:

party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Marine Life Conservation, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands, Whaling

signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
 
     
     
  Jute Statistics:  
     
 

 
     
     
  Jute Industries and Traders:  
     
 

                      i.        Rosama General Supplies, Nairobi, Kenya; Jute bags importer

                     ii.        Wachovia Co Ltd

                    iii.        Value Village Automobiles, Mabera Holdings

                   iv.        Joyann Investment Limited

                    v.        Joliz

                   vi.        Kenya Highlands Agencies Ltd.

                  vii.        Fraytso Enterprises

 
     
     
  Govt. Department/Ministry dealing with jute:    
     
 

Ministry of Agriculture

Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 
     
     
  IJO and IJSG Collaboration:  
     
 

The former Secretary General, Mr. Sudripta Roy, IJSG and Mr. Md. Siddiqur Rahman, Consultant (Operations), IJSG visited Nairobi, Kenya to attend the Tenth PSCB meeting in September 2010.

 
     
     

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