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What are Kenya's main exported goods?

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Kenya's primary exports are tea, flowers, coffee and legumes, which each make up more than three percent of the country's total exports as of 2014. At 20.8 percent of Kenya's exports, tea is the primary export product. Other exports include women's suits, ships, plastic lids, cement and tanned hides.

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Kenya leads the world in the export of agave and legumes despite the fact that agave makes up just a tiny proportion of the country's total exports. Because the country's main exports are food and horticultural products, which are all affected by uncontrollable factors such as weather and global price fluctuations, Kenya's overall trade balance undergoes significant changes from year to year. In 2013, Kenya's total exports fell by 3 percent, but the country's overall economy continues to grow. As a rapidly developing oil and gas producer, Kenya is expected to eventually add oil to its list of exports.

The main export destinations for Kenyan products are Uganda, Tanzania, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, the United States, Egypt and Pakistan. Kenya serves as the dominant trade partner for both Rwanda and Uganda. The country is also a major transportation and commercial hub in East Africa because the Port of Mombassa is the largest port between Cairo in Egypt and Johannesburg in South Africa.

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