Kenya Inflation Rate 2005-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The inflation rate in Kenya slowed unexpectedly to 6.62 percent in July of 2015 from 7.03 percent in the previous month, driven by lower food prices. Inflation Rate in Kenya averaged 10.79 percent from 2005 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 31.50 percent in May of 2008 and a record low of 3.18 percent in October of 2010. Inflation Rate in Kenya is reported by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics.

Kenya Inflation Rate
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.62 7.03 31.50 3.18 2005 - 2015 percent Monthly
2009M2=100, NSA
In Kenya, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) is based on expenditures of both urban and rural households. The most important categories in the CPI are Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages (36 percent of total weight); Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and other Fuels (18.3 percent) and Transport (8.7 percent). Clothing and Footwear account for 7.4 percent of total index and Furnishings, Household Equipment and Routine Household Maintenance for 6.2 percent. Restaurants and Hotels represent 4.5 percent as well as Miscellaneous Goods and Services (4.5 percent). Communication accounts for 3.8 percent of total weight, Health for 3.1 percent and Education for 3.1 percent. Recreation and Culture represent 2.3 percent and Alcoholic Beverages, Tobacco and Narcotics the remaining 2.1 percent. This page provides the latest reported value for - Kenya Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Content for - Kenya Inflation Rate - was last refreshed on Monday, August 31, 2015.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-05-29 04:35 PM May 6.87% 7.08% 9.12%
2015-06-30 02:30 PM Jun 7.03% 6.87% 7.1% 5.88%
2015-07-31 10:30 AM Jul 6.62% 7.03% 7.2%
2015-08-31 10:15 AM Aug 6.62% 6.60% 6.45%
2015-09-29 01:50 PM Sep 6.29%
2015-10-30 01:55 PM Oct 6.08%


Kenyan Inflation Drops to 6.6% in July


Kenya annual inflation rate was reported at 6.62 percent in July, down from 7.03 percent in the previous month as cost of food eased.

On a year, the biggest upward pressure came from food prices (+12.1 percent, +13.4 percent in June); followed by housing, water, electricity and gas (+2.21 percent, +2.01 percent in June); clothing and footwear (+4.9 percent, +4.94 percent in June); and furnishings and household equipment (+4.1 percent, +4.37 percent in June). In contrast,  cost of transport continued to drop (-2.46 percent, -3.02 percent in June).

The central bank has a medium term inflation target range of between 2.5 percent and 7.5 percent.

On a monthly basis, the inflation rose 0.11 percent. The food and non-alcoholic, which accounts for more than a third of the index, declined by 0.60 percent as cost of maize, potatoes and cabbages decreased.

Anna Fedec | anna@tradingeconomics.com
7/31/2015 12:42:54 PM


Recent Releases

Kenya Inflation Rate Increased Slightly in June
Kenyan annual inflation rate rose to 7.03 percent in June of 2015 from 6.87 percent reported in the previous month, mainly due to higher food prices.
Published on 2015-06-30

Kenya Inflation Rate Eases in May
Kenyan annual inflation rate edged down to 6.87 percent in May of 2015, from 7.08 percent reported in the previous month mainly due to declining food cost.
Published on 2015-05-29

Kenya Inflation Rate at 8-Month High in April
Kenyan annual inflation rate rose to 7.08 percent in April of 2015, from 6.31 percent reported in the previous month, mainly due to a jump in food prices.
Published on 2015-04-30

Kenya Inflation Rate at 5-Month High in March
Kenyan annual inflation rate rose to 6.31 percent in March of 2015, from 5.61 percent reported in the previous month mainly due to increase in food cost.
Published on 2015-03-31


Kenya Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 6.62 7.03 31.50 3.18 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 160.57 160.46 160.57 99.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 12.14 13.39 26.20 1.44 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.07 0.29 3.20 -0.85 percent [+]
Producer Prices 111.33 109.99 111.33 100.00 Index points [+]
Producer Prices Change 1.98 1.09 5.90 -2.56 percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.50 Jun/15 1.30 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 9.56 Jul/15 8.89 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 1.30 Jul/15 1.00 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.60 Jul/15 1.40 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area 0.20 Jul/15 0.20 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France 0.20 Jul/15 0.30 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.20 Aug/15 0.20 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 3.78 Jul/15 5.40 11.16 3.78 percent [+]
Indonesia 7.26 Jul/15 7.26 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy 0.20 Jul/15 0.20 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 0.20 Jul/15 0.40 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 2.74 Jul/15 2.87 179.73 2.74 percent [+]
Netherlands 1.00 Jul/15 1.00 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 15.60 Jul/15 15.30 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.70 Jul/15 0.70 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -0.40 Aug/15 0.10 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -1.30 Jul/15 -1.00 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 6.81 Jul/15 7.20 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.10 Jul/15 0.00 8.50 -0.10 percent [+]
United States 0.20 Jul/15 0.10 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]