Nairobi, Kenya » City Info » Economy

Nairobi is the main commercial centre of Kenya. It has a very well-developed infrastructure with modern systems. The Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE) is Africa’s 4th largest stock exchange in trading volume and 5th largest because of Market Capitalization. It is also officially recognized by the London Stock Exchange as an overseas stock exchange.

Nairobi is a regional headquarter for many reputed international companies such as General Electric, Young & Rubicam, Google, Coca-Cola, IBM Services, and Cisco Systems. The United Nations Office at Nairobi has the headquarters of The United Nations Habitat and The UN Environment. The city’s textiles, clothing, building materials, foods, and beverages industries also boost its economy.

Agriculture also plays a major role in the growing economy of 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 form the main source of foreign exchange. Nairobi is also a famous tourist destination and the main transport hub.