Kenya Inflation Rate 2005-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The inflation rate in Kenya was recorded at 6.31 percent in March of 2015. Inflation Rate in Kenya averaged 10.91 percent from 2005 until 2015, 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
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.08 6.31 31.50 3.18 2005 - 2015 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 Saturday, May 23, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-02-26 01:15 PM Feb 5.61% 5.53% 5.4% 5.42%
2015-03-31 11:15 AM Mar 6.31% 5.61% 5.9% 5.83%
2015-04-30 03:00 PM Apr 7.08% 6.31% 6.4% 6.62%
2015-05-29 09:00 AM May 7.08% 9.12%
2015-06-30 12:55 PM Jun 9.88%
2015-07-31 12:20 PM Jul 10.2%


Kenya Inflation Rate at 8-Month High in April


Kenyan annual inflation rate rose to 7.08 percent in April of 2015, from 6.31 percent reported in the previous month, mainly due to a jump in food prices.

Compared to April 2014, food cost increased 13.42 percent, the strongest growth since June of 2012 (+10.96 percent in March). 

The biggest price increases were reported for: housing, water, electricity and gas (2.81 percent); clothing and footwear (4.40 percent); furnishings and household equipment (4.48 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (4.23 percent); hotels, cafés and restaurants (5.10 percent).

In contrast, downward pressure came from transport cost, falling 0.81 percent (+2.77 percent in the previous month).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 1.82 percent - the highest in four years - as food and non-alcoholic beverages’ prices went up 3.92 percent. Housing, water electricity and gas increased by 0.23 percent, while transport prices remained unchanged.

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
4/30/2015 3:38:25 PM


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Kenya Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 7.08 6.31 31.50 3.18 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 158.70 155.86 158.70 99.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 13.42 10.96 26.20 1.44 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 1.82 1.12 3.20 -0.85 percent [+]
Producer Prices 110.21 108.56 110.21 100.00 Index points [+]
Producer Prices Change 1.09 1.56 5.90 -2.56 percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.30 Feb/15 1.70 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 8.17 Apr/15 8.13 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 0.80 Apr/15 1.20 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.50 Apr/15 1.40 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area 0.00 Apr/15 -0.10 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France 0.10 Apr/15 -0.10 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.50 Apr/15 0.30 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 4.87 Apr/15 5.25 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 6.79 Apr/15 6.38 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy -0.10 Apr/15 -0.09 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 2.30 Mar/15 2.20 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 3.06 Apr/15 3.14 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 0.60 Apr/15 0.38 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 16.40 Apr/15 16.90 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.40 Apr/15 0.40 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -0.60 Apr/15 -0.70 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -1.10 Apr/15 -0.90 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 7.91 Apr/15 7.61 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom -0.10 Apr/15 0.00 8.50 -0.10 percent [+]
United States -0.20 Apr/15 -0.10 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]