Kenya Inflation Rate

The inflation rate in Kenya was recorded at 7.39 percent in June of 2014. Inflation Rate in Kenya averaged 11.27 Percent from 2005 until 2014, 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

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.39 7.30 31.50 3.18 2005 - 2014 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 - Kenya Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.

Kenya Inflation Rate Accelerates Slightly in June

Kenyan annual inflation rate edged up slightly to 7.39 percent in June of 2014 from 7.3 percent in the previous month.

The inflation rate accelerated for the third straight month to the highest rate since October last year.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.14 percent in June, following a 1.25 percent rise in May. Food prices slowed to 0.26 percent while cost of housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels went up 0.70 percent. 

The government targets inflation in the medium-run at 5 percent, plus or minus 2.5 percent.

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics | Joana Taborda |
6/30/2014 2:24:30 PM

Recent Releases

Kenya Inflation Rate Accelerates in May
Kenyan annual inflation accelerated to 7.3 percent in May of 2014 from 6.4 percent in the previous month, mainly due to higher cost of food and transport. Published on 2014-05-30

Kenyan Inflation Rate Rises Marginally in April
Kenyan annual inflation accelerated to 6.41 percent in April of 2014, slightly up from 6.27 percent in the previous month, but up from 4.14 percent one year ago. Inflationary pressures came mostly from cost of housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels. Published on 2014-04-30

Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-03-31 12:30 PM Kenya
Inflation Rate YoY
Mar 2014 6.27% 6.86% 8.48%
2014-04-30 08:00 AM Kenya
Inflation Rate YoY
Apr 2014 6.41% 6.27% 8.15%
2014-05-30 09:00 AM Kenya
Inflation Rate YoY
May 2014 7.3% 6.41% 6.54%
2014-06-30 12:55 PM Kenya
Inflation Rate YoY
Jun 2014 7.39% 7.3% 7.87%
2014-07-31 09:00 AM Kenya
Inflation Rate YoY
Jul 2014 7.39% 7.79%

Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 7.39 7.30 31.50 3.18 Percent [+]
Consumer Price Index (CPI) 149.91 149.70 149.91 99.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 8.41 8.89 26.20 1.44 Percent [+]

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