Kenya | Economic Indicators

Markets Last Previous Average Unit Reference Frequency
Government Bond 10y 11.44 11.44 11.47 Percent 2014-04-21 Daily [+]
Stock Market 4921.13 4945.78 2999.05 Index points 2014-04-21 Daily [+]
Currency 87.15 86.30 76.62 2014-04-22 Daily [+]
GDP Last Previous Average Unit Reference Frequency
GDP per capita 592.92 584.04 482.40 USD 2012-12-31 Yearly [+]
GDP per capita PPP 1517.33 1494.59 1355.15 USD 2012-12-31 Yearly [+]
GDP 37.23 33.62 10.02 USD Billion 2012-12-31 Yearly [+]
GDP Constant Prices 423209.00 416663.00 321301.20 KES Million 2013-08-15 Quarterly [+]
GDP Growth Rate 1.60 0.80 1.16 Percent 2013-09-30 Quarterly [+]
GDP Annual Growth Rate 4.40 4.30 4.80 Percent 2013-09-30 Quarterly [+]
Gross Fixed Capital Formation 171213.60 165761.40 83589.14 KES Million 2012-06-30 Yearly [+]
Labour Last Previous Average Unit Reference Frequency
Population 43.18 42.03 22.10 Million 2012-12-31 Yearly [+]
Unemployment Rate 40.00 12.70 22.43 Percent 2011-12-31 Yearly [+]
Prices Last Previous Average Unit Reference Frequency
Consumer Price Index (CPI) 145.95 145.40 121.66 Index Points 2014-02-15 Monthly [+]
Inflation Rate 6.27 6.86 11.38 Percent 2014-03-31 Monthly [+]
Money Last Previous Average Unit Reference Frequency
Foreign Exchange Reserves 8483.20 7927.00 3089.28 USD Million 2013-12-31 Monthly [+]
Interest Rate 8.50 8.50 14.69 Percent 2014-03-04 Monthly [+]
Money Supply M1 799.80 788.30 335.00 KES Billion 2014-01-31 Monthly [+]
Money Supply M2 1655.48 1632.85 689.96 KES Billion 2014-01-31 Monthly [+]
Money Supply M3 1982595.00 1957492.00 156408.48 KES Billion 2014-01-31 Monthly [+]
Trade Last Previous Average Unit Reference Frequency
Current Account to GDP -8.09 -10.50 -3.49 Percent 2013-12-31 Yearly [+]
Balance of Trade -87053.00 -78674.00 -30011.27 Million KES 2014-01-15 Monthly [+]
Current Account -317.82 -190.21 -182.38 USD Million 2013-12-15 Monthly [+]
Capital Flows 437950000.00 265860000.00 184200891.72 USD 2013-12-15 Monthly [+]
Exports 43062.50 40308.00 23997.81 Million KES 2014-01-15 Monthly [+]
External Debt 922.37 912.23 510.88 KES Billion 2013-12-31 Monthly [+]
Imports 130116.50 118982.00 54008.02 Million KES 2014-01-15 Monthly [+]
Remittances 113216.00 113420.00 57638.82 USD Thousand 2013-12-31 Monthly [+]
Government Last Previous Average Unit Reference Frequency
Government Debt To GDP 46.50 48.90 51.36 Percent 2012-12-31 Yearly [+]
Government Budget -6.60 -4.98 -2.58 Percent of GDP 2012-12-31 Yearly [+]
Government Budget Value -105.24 -100.10 -29.58 KES Billion 2013-12-31 Monthly [+]
Government Spending 574.21 403.10 259.39 KES Billion 2013-12-31 Monthly [+]
Credit Rating 21.50 Monthly [+]
Consumer Last Previous Average Unit Reference Frequency
Bank Lending Rate 17.03 16.99 16.98 Percent 2014-01-15 Monthly [+]
Consumer Spending 1985070.00 1850700.00 412977.23 KES Million 2010-06-30 Yearly [+]
Taxes Last Previous Average Unit Reference Frequency
Corporate Tax Rate 30.00 30.00 30.00 percent 2014-01-01 Yearly [+]
Personal Income Tax Rate 30.00 30.00 30.00 percent 2014-01-01 Yearly [+]
Sales Tax Rate 16.00 16.00 Percent 2014-01-01 Yearly [+]


Kenyan Trade Deficit Widens to Second Highest in Nearly 2-1/2 Years  
Trade deficit in Kenya increased in January of 2014 to KES 87.1 billion from KES 83.7 billion a year earlier and KES 78.7 billion in December of 2013.
Kenya Inflation Rate Edges Down to 6.27% in March  
Kenyan annual inflation rate decelerated for the second consecutive month to 6.27 percent, from 6.86 percent recorded in February of 2014, as food, electricity and gas prices slowed.
Kenya Monetary Policy Unchanged in March  
Kenyan Monetary Policy Committee decided to hold the central bank rate at 8.50 percent on March 4th, as overall inflation continued to decline in February and remained within the target range, while exchange rate stability was maintained.
Kenya Inflation Rate Falls to 6.86% in February  
Kenyan annual inflation rate decreased to 6.86 percent in February, slowing from 7.21 percent in the previous month, as Food and Transport prices rose at a slower pace.
Kenya Trade Deficit Widens in December  
In the last month of 2013, Kenya’s trade deficit increased to KES 78.67 billion, from KES 71.7 billion in the previous month and KES 76.9 billion a year earlier.
Kenya Trade Deficit Narrows in November  
In November of 2013, Kenyan trade deficit decreased to KES 71.73 billion, down from KES 92.9 billion in the previous month and KES 83.8 billion in the same month last year, boosted by higher tea sales.
Kenya Inflation Rate Rises to 7.2% in January  
In January of 2014, Kenyan annual inflation rate increased to 7.2 percent, slightly up from 7.15 percent registered in December of 2013.
Kenya Leaves Rate on Hold at 8.5%  
At is January 14th meeting, Central Bank of Kenya decided to leave the benchmark interest rate on hold at 8.5 percent, as the current monetary policy stance is considered to deliver the desired objective of price stability. The Committee also said there was room for commercial banks to reduce the lending rates.
Kenya GDP Expands 4.4% YoY in Q3  
In the third quarter of 2013, Kenyan economy advanced 4.4 percent over the previous year, slightly up from 4.3 percent in the June quarter, but down from 4.5 percent a year ago, mainly due to a slowdown in the agriculture and forestry sector.
Kenyan Trade Deficit Rises in September Over a Year Earlier  
In September of 2013, Kenyan trade deficit widened 8.2 percent over a year earlier to 71 billion KES, as lower prices of tea and coffee heat exports. On a monthly basis, the trade deficit decreased 9.9 percent, due to a fall in imports.


Bank of Thailand Leaves Interest Rate Unchanged  
At its April 23rd, 2014 meeting, the Monetary Policy Committee left the benchmark interest rate on hold at 2.0 percent. Policymakers expect 2014 growth to be lower than previous assessed due to prolonged political unrest.
South Africa Inflation Rate Back to 6%  
South African annual consumer prices accelerated for the fourth straight month in March of 2014 to a six-month high 6 percent. On a monthly basis, prices advanced 1.3 percent, the fastest pace in five years.
Singapore Inflation Rate Edges Up in March  
Annual consumer prices rose 1.2 percent in March of 2014, up from a 0.4 percent increase in February, mainly due to a smaller fall in car prices. Contributions from all other major categories, except accommodation, were also slightly higher.
Australia Inflation Rate Accelerates Further in Q1  
Australian annual consumer prices advanced 2.9 percent in the first three months of 2014, up from 2.7 percent in the previous quarter, but below market forecasts. The rise was driven by seasonal increases in cost of healthcare, transport and school fees, and by a large hike in tobacco duties.
Mexico Unemployment Rate Up to 4.8% in March  
Mexican unadjusted jobless rate rose to 4.8 percent in March of 2014, up from 4.65 percent in February and 4.51 percent a year earlier. Upon seasonal adjustment, the unemployment rate rose to its highest in more than one year to 5.25 percent.
Hong Kong Unemployment Rate Unchanged in March  
Hong Kong’ seasonally adjusted jobless rate remained steady at 3.1 percent for the third consecutive period in January to March of 2014, down from 3.5 percent a year earlier.
Hong Kong Inflation Rate Unchanged in March  
Hong Kong annual consumer prices rose 3.9 percent in March of 2014, the same rate recorded in February. In the first quarter of 2014, the inflation rate rose by 4.2 percent over a year earlier. The corresponding increase after netting out the effects of all Government's one-off relief measures was 3.8 percent.
China Cuts Reserve Ratio for Rural Banks  
The People's Bank of China decided to cut the reserve requirement ratio by 2 percentage points for rural commercial banks and by 0.5 percentage point for rural credit cooperatives, aiming to stimulate growth in some parts of the country. The cut will be effective from April 25th, 2014.
Japanese Trade Deficit Widens in March  
Japan’s trade gap increased to a wider-than-expected ¥ 1446.3 billion in March of 2014, up from a revised ¥ 802.5 billion deficit in the previous month and a ¥ 356.9 billion gap a year earlier, as energy imports continued to rise.
Chile Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged  
At its April 17th, 2014 meeting, Central Bank of Chile left the benchmark interest rate on hold at 4 percent, following last month's cut, citing low output and demand, but hinted possible future rate cuts, depending on domestic and external conditions.

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