Kenya: Precipitation

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 Kenya

Precipitation, mm per year

 Latest value 630
 Year 2020
 Measure mm per year
 Data availability 1961 - 2020
 Average 631
 Min - Max 630 - 692
 Source FAO
For that indicator, we provide data for Kenya from 1961 to 2020. The average value for Kenya during that period was 631 mm per year with a minimum of 630 mm per year in 1961 and a maximum of 692 mm per year in 2000. The latest value from 2020 is 630 mm per year. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 178 countries is 1168 mm per year. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Kenya - Precipitation - recent values

Historical chart
Kenya - Precipitation - historical chart - 1961-2020




Definition: Average precipitation is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.


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 Percent agricultural land 48.69 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 33.03 2021 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 21.17 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 24.01 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 277,100 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 119.1 2021 index points
 Precipitation 630 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 10.2 2021 percent
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 Food production index 110.3 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 60.7 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 102.6 2021 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 36,110.9 2021 sq. km
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