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Nairobi, Kenya » City Info » Economy

Nairobi is the main commercial center of Kenya. It has got a well-developed infrastructure with modern equipments and systems. The Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE) is one of the Africa’s largest stock exchanges and is officially recognized as an overseas stock exchange by the London Stock Exchange. NSE ranks fourth in Africa in terms of trading volumes and fifth in terms of Market Capitalization.
Nairobi is a home for most of the international companies and organizations along with the United Nations Habitat headquarters and the UNEP. The city’s textiles, clothing, building materials, foods and beverages industries also help in building up its economy.
Agriculture also has a hand in the growing economy of the city. The main agricultural land surrounds the city. Maize, cassava, sorghum, beans and fruit are the main food crops grown here. Coffee is also grown but on a small scale. Flower exports forms the main source of foreign exchange. Nairobi is also a famous tourist destination and the main transport center.