Kenya Inflation Rate  2005-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Consumer prices in Kenya increased 6.99 percent year-on-year in January of 2017, following a 6.35 percent rise in the previous month and beating market expectations of a 6.24 percent gain. It was the highest inflation rate in one year, mainly boosted by higher prices for food, caused by drought. Inflation Rate in Kenya averaged 10.24 percent from 2005 until 2017, 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.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-11-30 10:50 AM Nov 6.68% 6.47% 6.48% 6.5%
2016-12-29 12:30 PM Dec 6.35% 6.68% 6.24% 6.77%
2017-01-31 01:20 PM Jan 6.99% 6.35% 6.24% 6.68%
2017-02-28 11:00 AM Feb 6.99% 6.08%
2017-03-31 11:00 AM Mar 6.03%
2017-04-28 11:00 AM Apr 6.04%




Kenya Inflation Rate at 12-Month High of 6.99%


Consumer prices in Kenya increased 6.99 percent year-on-year in January of 2017, following a 6.35 percent rise in the previous month and beating market expectations of a 6.24 percent gain. It was the highest inflation rate in one year, mainly boosted by higher prices for food, caused by drought.

Compared to January of 2016, prices advanced faster for: food and non-alcoholic drinks (12.54 percent compared to 11.22 percent in December of 2016), housing and utilities (0.07 percent from 0.06 percent), transport (1.85 percent from 0.29 percent) and alcoholic drinks, tobacco and narcotics (2.87 percent from 2.73 percent). Meanwhile, cost rose at a slower pace for: furnishing and household equipment (2.95 percent from 3.26 percent), clothing and footwear (4.04 percent from 4.38 percent), restaurants and hotels (4.5 percent from 4.98 percent) and recreation and culture (2.23 percent from 4.41 percent).
Month-on-month, consumer prices increased 1.66 percent following a 0.76 percent gain in December of 2016.
Cost went up the most for food and non-alcoholic beverages (1.66 percent from 1.31 percent in the previous month), namely fruits and vegetables and education (2.28 percent, after being flat in December). Additional upward pressure came from: housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (+0.33 percent from +0.41 percent) mainly due to increases in electricity, house rents and charcoal; transport (0.6 percent from 0.49 percent) and alcoholic beverages, tobacco and narcotics (+0.55 percent from +0.47 percent).

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics | Deborah Neves | deborah.neves@tradingeconomics.com
1/31/2017 3:40:20 PM



Kenya Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 6.99 6.35 31.50 3.18 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 176.93 175.18 176.93 99.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 12.54 11.22 26.20 1.44 percent [+]
Producer Prices 115.36 113.33 116.55 100.00 Index points [+]
Producer Prices Change -0.50 -2.80 6.74 -2.80 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 1.00 0.76 3.20 -0.85 percent [+]



Kenya Inflation Rate Notes

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. Kenya Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.99 6.35 31.50 3.18 2005 - 2017 percent Monthly
2009M2=100, NSA



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