Kenya Foreign Direct Investment 1970-2021

Foreign direct investment refers to direct investment equity flows in the reporting economy. It is the sum of equity capital, reinvestment of earnings, and other capital. Direct investment is a category of cross-border investment associated with a resident in one economy having control or a significant degree of influence on the management of an enterprise that is resident in another economy. Ownership of 10 percent or more of the ordinary shares of voting stock is the criterion for determining the existence of a direct investment relationship. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Kenya foreign direct investment for 2019 was $1.33B, a 18.05% decline from 2018.
  • Kenya foreign direct investment for 2018 was $1.63B, a 28.42% increase from 2017.
  • Kenya foreign direct investment for 2017 was $1.27B, a 86.52% increase from 2016.
  • Kenya foreign direct investment for 2016 was $0.68B, a 9.53% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Inflows, US $
India $50.61B
Indonesia $24.99B
Vietnam $16.12B
Egypt $9.01B
Philippines $8.67B
Ukraine $5.83B
Ghana $3.88B
Cambodia $3.66B
Congo, Rep. $3.37B
Mongolia $2.44B
Uzbekistan $2.32B
Nigeria $2.31B
Pakistan $2.23B
Bangladesh $1.91B
Myanmar $1.74B
Morocco $1.72B
Georgia $1.34B
Kenya $1.33B
Cameroon $1.02B
Honduras $0.96B
Sudan $0.83B
Tunisia $0.81B
Sri Lanka $0.76B
Lao PDR $0.76B
El Salvador $0.70B
Zambia $0.55B
Nicaragua $0.50B
Moldova $0.50B
Papua New Guinea $0.33B
Kosovo $0.29B
Kyrgyz Republic $0.28B
Djibouti $0.18B
Eswatini $0.13B
West Bank and Gaza $0.12B
Lesotho $0.12B
Cabo Verde $0.11B
Timor-Leste $0.07B
Vanuatu $0.03B
Solomon Islands $0.03B
Sao Tome and Principe $0.02B
Bhutan $0.01B
Kiribati $-0.00B
Bolivia $-0.22B
Mauritania $-0.88B
Angola $-4.10B
Kenya Foreign Direct Investment - Historical Data
Year Inflows, US $ % of GDP
2019 $1.33B 1.40%
2018 $1.63B 1.85%
2017 $1.27B 1.60%
2016 $0.68B 0.98%
2015 $0.62B 0.97%
2014 $0.82B 1.34%
2013 $1.12B 2.03%
2012 $1.38B 2.74%
2011 $1.45B 3.46%
2010 $0.18B 0.45%
2009 $0.12B 0.31%
2008 $0.10B 0.27%
2007 $0.73B 2.28%
2006 $0.05B 0.20%
2005 $0.02B 0.11%
2004 $0.05B 0.29%
2003 $0.08B 0.55%
2002 $0.03B 0.21%
2001 $0.01B 0.04%
2000 $0.11B 0.87%
1999 $0.05B 0.40%
1998 $0.03B 0.19%
1997 $0.06B 0.47%
1996 $0.11B 0.90%
1995 $0.04B 0.47%
1994 $0.01B 0.10%
1993 $0.15B 2.53%
1992 $0.01B 0.08%
1991 $0.02B 0.23%
1990 $0.06B 0.67%
1989 $0.06B 0.75%
1988 $0.00B 0.00%
1987 $0.04B 0.49%
1986 $0.03B 0.45%
1985 $0.03B 0.47%
1984 $0.01B 0.17%
1983 $0.02B 0.40%
1982 $0.01B 0.20%
1981 $0.01B 0.21%
1980 $0.08B 1.09%
1979 $0.08B 1.35%
1978 $0.03B 0.65%
1977 $0.06B 1.26%
1976 $0.05B 1.33%
1975 $0.02B 0.53%
1974 $0.02B 0.79%
1973 $0.02B 0.69%
1972 $0.01B 0.30%
1971 $0.01B 0.42%
1970 $0.01B 0.86%