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

Consumer prices in Kenya rose 5.27 percent year-on-year in April of 2016, from a 6.45 percent increase in March, reaching the lowest figure since June 2013. Month-on-month, consumer prices edged up by 0.69 percent following a 0.76 percent rise in the previous month. Food inflation went up 1.5 percent (+1.39 percent in March). Inflation Rate in Kenya averaged 10.51 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
5.27 6.45 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 May of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-02-29 10:05 AM Feb 6.84% 7.78% 7.61%
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 03:35 PM May 5.27% 5.7%
2016-06-30 01:30 PM Jun 6.01%
2016-07-29 09:30 AM Jul 6.58%

Kenya Inflation Rate Lowest Since June 2013


Consumer prices in Kenya went up 5.27 percent year-on-year in April of 2016, from a 6.45 percent increase in March, beating market expectation of 6.11 percent rise. It was the lowest figure since June 2013, led by slower increase in food cost.

Year-on-year, prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages (+6.84 percent from +9.41 percent in March); housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (+3.37 percent from +3.45 percent); furnishings (+4.5 percent from +4.76 percent) and hotels and restaurants (+5.45 percent from +5.86 percent) went up at a slower pace. Meantime, clothing and footwear (+4.86 percent from +4.71 percent) rose at a faster pace but transport prices (-0.74 percent from -0.31 percent) decreased further.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose slightly by 0.69 percent following a 0.76 percent increase in the previous month. Food inflation went up 1.5 percent (+1.39 percent in March) and housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels rose 0.15 percent (+0.58 percent). In contrast, transport cost edged down by 0.42 percent from a 0.34 percent fall in March.

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics | Mojdeh Kazemi | mojdeh@tradingeconomics.com
5/2/2016 6:28:11 PM

Kenya Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 5.27 6.45 31.50 3.18 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 167.07 165.92 167.07 99.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 6.84 9.41 26.20 1.44 percent [+]
Producer Prices 113.76 115.88 116.55 100.00 Index points [+]
Producer Prices Change 3.44 6.74 6.74 -2.56 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.69 0.76 3.20 -0.85 percent [+]




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