Kenya Inflation Rate 2005-2014 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The inflation rate in Kenya was recorded at 6.09 percent in November of 2014. Inflation Rate in Kenya averaged 11.09 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.

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Kenya Inflation Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.09 6.43 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. Content for - Kenya Inflation Rate - was last refreshed on Friday, December 19, 2014.


Kenya Inflation Rate Down to 16-Month Low


Kenyan consumer prices continued its downward trend for the third consecutive month. The inflation rate was recorded at 6.09 percent in November of 2014 from 6.43 percent in the previous month. A year ago, inflation rate reached 7.36 percent.

Year-on-year, upward pressures came from prices of transport (+ 9.94 percent), food and non-alcoholic beverages (+ 7.54 percent) and restaurants and hotels (+ 6.10 percent). Additional positive contributions came from cost of recreation and culture (+ 5.86 percent), education (+ 5.34 percent) and health (+ 5.31 percent).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.05 percent in November of 2014, following a 0.21 percent decline in October of 2014. Transport index decreased the most (0.57 percent) mainly due to reductions in pump prices of petrol. Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels index contracted 0.35 percent as cost of electricity and kerosene continues to drop. Additionally, prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages dropped 0.18 percent due to falls in prices of several food commodities.

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics | Carolina Cunha | carolina.cunha@tradingeconomics.com
11/28/2014 3:33:11 PM


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Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-09-29 01:50 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Sep
6.6% 8.36% 7.24% 8%
2014-10-31 01:55 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Oct
6.43% 6.6% 7.0% 6.7%
2014-11-28 02:00 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Nov
6.09% 6.43% 6.95%
2014-12-31 10:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Dec
6.09% 8.67%
2015-01-30 07:30 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Jan
7.21%
2015-02-27 09:30 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Feb
8.83%


Kenya Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 6.09 6.43 31.50 3.18 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 151.85 151.92 152.24 99.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 7.54 8.16 26.20 1.44 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.05 -0.21 3.20 -0.85 percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 2.30 Aug/14 3.00 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 6.56 Nov/14 6.59 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 2.40 Oct/14 2.00 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.40 Nov/14 1.60 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area 0.30 Nov/14 0.40 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France 0.30 Nov/14 0.50 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.57 Nov/14 0.80 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 4.38 Nov/14 5.52 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 6.23 Nov/14 4.83 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy 0.19 Nov/14 0.10 25.64 -2.44 percent [+]
Japan 2.90 Oct/14 3.20 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 4.17 Nov/14 4.30 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 1.00 Nov/14 1.10 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 9.10 Nov/14 8.30 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 1.00 Nov/14 1.20 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -0.40 Nov/14 -0.10 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -0.10 Nov/14 0.00 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 9.15 Nov/14 8.96 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 1.00 Nov/14 1.30 8.50 0.50 percent [+]
United States 1.30 Nov/14 1.70 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]