Kenya Inflation Rate  2005-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Consumer prices in Kenya went up 5 percent year-on-year in May of 2016, easing from a 5.27 percent rise in April. It was the lowest reading since June 2013, as cost of food and housing and utilities went up at a slower pace. Month-on-month, consumer prices increased 0.55 percent slowing from a 0.69 percent rise in a month earlier. Inflation Rate in Kenya averaged 10.47 percent from 2005 until 2016, 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.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.00 5.27 31.50 3.18 2005 - 2016 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. Kenya Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-03-31 12:00 PM Mar 6.45% 6.84% 6.5% 6.3%
2016-04-29 12:10 PM Apr 5.27% 6.45% 6.11% 6.22%
2016-05-31 02:05 PM May 5% 5.27% 5.7%
2016-06-30 12:00 PM Jun 5% 5.25% 4.9%
2016-07-29 09:30 AM Jul 4.9%
2016-08-31 09:15 AM Aug 5.1%

Kenya Inflation Rate Slows to 5% in May


Consumer prices in Kenya went up 5 percent year-on-year in May of 2016, easing from a 5.27 percent in April. It was the lowest reading since June 2013, as cost of food and housing and utilities increased at a slower pace.

Year-on-year, prices increased for food and non-alcoholic beverages (+6.54 percent from +6.84 percent in April); housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (+2.14 percent from +3.37 percent); transport (+1.16 percent from -0.74 percent); clothing and footwear (+4.05 percent from +4.86 percent); furnishings and household equipment (+4.21 percent from +4.5 percent) and hotels and restaurants (+5.21 percent from +5.45 percent) .

On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased by 0.55 percent following a 0.69 percent rise in the previous month. Food inflation went up 0.82 percent (+1.48 percent in April) and housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels edged up 0.09 percent (+0.15 percent) and transport cost rose by 0.55 percent from a 0.42 percent fall in a month earlier.

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics | Mojdeh Kazemi | mojdeh@tradingeconomics.com
5/31/2016 5:52:59 PM