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US Overtakes Uganda in Buying Kenyan Goods

New figures from Kenya's National Bureau of Statistics show the United States has overtaken Uganda as the largest buyer of Kenyan goods. The numbers from Kenya's National Bureau of Statistics show that between January and June 2022, Kenya's exports to the United States totaled 38.8 billion Kenyan shillings — the equivalent of about $321 million. Uganda's imports from Kenya dipped to about $300 million. According to the report, the jump was caused mainly by increased sales of Kenyan clothing apparel to the U.S. Economists such as Ken Gichinga say the figures are a sign of Kenya's deepening bilateral relationship with the U.S., including increased direct
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01/10/2022
New figures from Kenya's National Bureau of Statistics show the United States has overtaken Uganda as the largest buyer of Kenyan goods. The numbers from Kenya's National Bureau of Statistics show that between January and June 2022, Kenya's exports to the United States totaled 38.8 billion Kenyan shillings — the equivalent of about $3 [Read more]
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