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

Consumer prices in Kenya increased to 6.68 percent in November of 2016, from 6.5 percent in the previous month and above market expectations of a 6.48 percent gain. It was the highest inflation rate since February, boosted by higher food cost Inflation Rate in Kenya averaged 10.29 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.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-09-30 08:50 AM Sep 6.34% 6.26% 6.2% 6.4%
2016-10-31 12:00 PM Oct 6.47% 6.34% 6.4%
2016-11-30 10:50 AM Nov 6.68% 6.47% 6.48% 6.5%
2017-01-30 02:08 PM Jan 6.80%
2017-02-28 10:05 AM Feb 6.79%
2017-03-31 12:00 PM Mar 6.77%




Kenya Inflation Rate at 9- Month High of 6.68%


Consumer prices in Kenya increased 6.68 percent year-on-year in November of 2016, following a 6.5 percent rise in the previous month and above market expectations of a 6.48 percent gain. It was the highest inflation rate since February, boosted by food cost.

Compared to November 2015, main upward pressure came from food and non-alcoholic drinks (+11.13 percent compared to +11.03 percent in October), namely fruits and vegetables; alcoholic drinks, tobacco and narcotics (+13.96 percent from +14.13 percent), followed by restaurants and hotels (+5.77 percent from +5.60 percent), clothing and footwear (+4.65 percent from +4.17 percent), recreation and culture (+4.47 percent from +4.34 percent) and education (+4.02 percent from +4.07 percent).

Month-on-month, consumer prices increased 0.71 percent following a 0.62 percent gain in October. Cost went up the most for food and non-alcoholic beverages (+1.17 percent from +0.96 percent in October) and alcoholic beverages, tobacco and narcotics (+0.11 percent from +0.01 percent), followed by housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (+0.11 percent from +0.16 percent); clothing and footwear (+0.70 percent from +0.55 percent) and transports (+0.55 percent from +0.37 percent).

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics | Luisa Carvalho | luisa.carvalho@tradingeconomics.com
11/30/2016 2:27:50 PM



Kenya Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 6.68 6.47 31.50 3.18 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 173.85 172.62 173.85 99.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 11.17 11.03 26.20 1.44 percent [+]
Producer Prices 113.33 112.28 116.55 100.00 Index points [+]
Producer Prices Change -2.80 0.87 6.74 -2.80 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.71 0.62 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 December of 2016.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.68 6.47 31.50 3.18 2005 - 2016 percent Monthly
2009M2=100, NSA



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