Real GDP grew by an estimated 5.9% in 2019, driven by household consumption and investment on the demand side and services on the supply side (such as public administration, information technology, finance and insurance, and transport and storage). GDP was down from 6.5% in 2018, caused mainly by unfavorable weather and reduced government investment.
In June 2019, the banking sector of Kenya represented a total asset of $ 38.8 billion.
Credit distributed to businesses represents $25.1 billion and, more broadly, credit to private sector totaling $32 billion.
The Nairobi Securities Exchange accounts 61 listed companies, representing, at the end of 2019, a market capitalization of $ 25 billion.