Kenya hKenya has been hampered by corruption and by reliance upon several primary goods whose prices have remained low. Low infrastructure investment threatens Kenya's long-term position as the largest East African economy, although the Kenyatta administration has prioritized infrastructure development. International financial lenders and donors remain important to Kenya's economic growth and development. Unemployment is high at around 40%. The country has chronic budget deficits. Inflationary pressures and sharp currency depreciation peaked in early 2012 but have since abated following low global food and fuel prices and monetary interventions by the Central Bank. Recent terrorism in Kenya and the surrounding region threatens Kenya's important tourism industry. Kenya, in conjunction with neighboring Ethiopia and South Sudan, intends to begin construction on a transport corridor and oil pipeline into the port of Lamu in 2014.
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
Tea, Coffee, Corn, Wheat, Sugarcane, Fruit, Vegetables; Dairy Products, Beef, Fish, Pork, Poultry, Eggs
CIA, The World factbook