Kenya: Foreign exchange reserves

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 Kenya

Foreign exchange reserves, billion currency units

 Latest value 7.34
 Reference December 2023
 Measure billion U.S. Dollar
 Data availability January 2015 - December 2023
 Average 8.27
 Min - Max 6.71 - 10.12
 Source Central Bank of Kenya
For that indicator, we provide data for Kenya from January 2015 to December 2023. The average value for Kenya during that period was 8.27 billion U.S. Dollar with a minimum of 6.71 billion U.S. Dollar in September 2015 and a maximum of 10.12 billion U.S. Dollar in May 2019. Click on the following link to see the values of Foreign exchange reserves, billion currency units around the world.
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Kenya - Foreign exchange reserves - recent values

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Kenya - Foreign exchange reserves - historical chart - 2015-2023
Measure: billion U.S. Dollar
Source: Central Bank of Kenya


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Definition: Foreign exchange reserves consist of foreign currency, deposits denominated in foreign currency, Monetary Gold, Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) and Reserve position in the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Foreign exchange reserves are held by monetary authorities to finance trade imbalances, check the impact of foreign exchange fluctuations and address other issues under the purview of the central bank.

 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Terms of trade 92.16 2021 percent
 Trade openness 33.73 2022 percent
 Financial openness 1.034 2021 index points
 Exports, percent of GDP 12.22 2022 percent
 Exports, billion dollars 13.85 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Growth of exports 10.66 2022 percent
 Imports, percent of GDP 21.51 2022 percent
 Imports, billion dollars 24.40 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Foreign Direct Investment, percent of GDP 0.35 2022 percent
 Foreign Direct Investment, billion dollars 0.39 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Portfolio investment inflows, equities -207.16 2022 million dollars (current)
 Current account, percent of GDP -6.00 2022 percent
 Current account, in dollars -5.77 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Trade balance, percent of GDP -9.30 2022 percent
 Trade balance, in dollars -10.55 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Reserves 7.97 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Remittances, percent of GDP 3.58 2022 percent
 Remittances 4,059.71 2022 million U.S. dollars
 Net errors and omissions -707.87 2022 million USD
 External debt 37.22 2022 percent
 Short-term external debt 6.18 2022 percent
 Short-term debt to reserves 32.21 2022 percent
 Foreign exchange reserves 7.54 9/2023 billion
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