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

The inflation rate in Kenya was recorded at 5.61 percent in February of 2015. Inflation Rate in Kenya averaged 10.95 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


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.61 5.53 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 Monday, March 30, 2015.


Kenya Inflation Rate Rises Marginally in February


Consumer prices in Kenya advanced 5.61 percent year-on-year in February of 2015 due to higher food cost. It is the first rise in 6 months. In February last year, inflation was 6.86 percent.

Year-on-year, food prices accelerated 8.7 percent (7.67 percent in January). Cost of clothing and footwear increased 4.53 percent, prices of furnishing and household edge up to 4.44 percent and clothing and footwear index rose 4.53 percent. Transport cost increased 3.42 percent, down from a 5.31 percent rise in January.

On a monthly basis, inflation rate jumped to 2.93 percent, following a 0.61 increase in the previous month, as food prices accelerated further (+ 5.01 percent from a 0.96 percent rise in January). The increase was mainly attributed to higher cost of ordinary vegetables, milk and other products due to the weather conditions experienced in the first two months of the year.

Additional upward pressure came from clothing and footwear (+2.86 percent), furnishing and household equipment (+ 2.72 percent) and housing, water, electricity and gas (+1.09 percent). The only monthly decrease registered was transports (-0.96 percent), mainly from notable reductions in the pump prices of petrol and diesel. 

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics | Carolina Cunha | carolina.cunha@tradingeconomics.com
2/27/2015 1:18:55 PM


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Kenya Inflation Rate Down to 19-Month Low
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Kenya Inflation Rate Eases Further in December
Kenya annual inflation rate decreased slightly to 6.02 percent in December of 2014 from 6.09 percent in the previous month, continuing its downward trend for the fourth consecutive month. A year ago, inflation rate was recorded at 7.15 percent. Published on 2014-12-30


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-12-30 10:45 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Dec
6.02% 6.09% 6.2% 6.3%
2015-01-30 01:30 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Jan
5.53% 6.02% 5.8% 5.95%
2015-02-26 01:15 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Feb
5.61% 5.53% 5.4% 5.42%
2015-03-31 12:30 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Mar
5.61% 5.9% 5.83%
2015-04-30 08:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Apr
8.32%
2015-05-29 09:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  May
9.12%


Kenya Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 5.61 5.53 31.50 3.18 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 154.14 153.43 154.14 99.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 8.70 7.67 26.20 1.44 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.46 0.61 3.20 -0.85 percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.70 Nov/14 2.30 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 7.70 Feb/15 7.14 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 1.00 Feb/15 1.00 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.40 Feb/15 0.80 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area -0.30 Feb/15 -0.60 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France -0.30 Feb/15 -0.40 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.09 Feb/15 -0.40 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 5.37 Feb/15 5.19 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 6.29 Feb/15 6.96 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy -0.09 Feb/15 -0.60 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 2.20 Feb/15 2.40 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 3.00 Feb/15 3.07 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 0.14 Feb/15 0.00 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 16.70 Feb/15 15.00 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.50 Feb/15 0.80 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -1.10 Feb/15 -1.30 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -0.80 Feb/15 -0.50 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 7.55 Feb/15 7.24 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.00 Feb/15 0.30 8.50 0.00 percent [+]
United States 0.00 Feb/15 -0.10 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]