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

Consumer prices in Kenya rose 6.45 percent year-on-year in March of 2016, compared to a 6.84 percent jump in the previous month and matching market forecasts of 6.5 percent. It is the lowest figure since September last year, as food inflation slowed. Inflation Rate in Kenya averaged 10.55 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
6.45 6.84 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 April of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-01-29 02:08 PM Jan 7.78% 8.01% 8% 8.2%
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 08:00 AM Apr 6.45% 6.11% 6.22%
2016-05-30 03:35 PM May 6.17%
2016-06-30 01:30 PM Jun 6.01%

Kenya Inflation Rate at 6-Month Low


Consumer prices in Kenya rose 6.45 percent year-on-year in March of 2016, compared to a 6.84 percent jump in the previous month and matching market forecasts of 6.5 percent. It is the lowest figure since September last year, as food inflation slowed.


Year-on-year, cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages went up by 9.41 percent (+10.77 percent in February); housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels rose by 3.45 percent (+2.79 percent in February); clothing and footwear increased by 4.71 percent (+4.64 percent in February); furnishings by 4.76 percent (4.63 percent in February) and hotels and restaurants by 5.86 percent (+6 percent in February). Meanwhile, transport prices decreased by 0.31 percent (-0.31 percent in February).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.76 percent, following a 0.42 percent decline in the previous month. Food and non-alcoholic beverages was the main contributor to the rise (+1.39 percent from -0.43 percent in February), followed by housing (0.58 percent from -1.81 percent) while transport cost fell by 0.34 percent from a 1.62 percent drop in the previous month.

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics | Mojdeh Kazemi | mojdeh@tradingeconomics.com
3/31/2016 6:44:01 PM

Kenya Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 6.45 6.84 31.50 3.18 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 165.92 164.67 165.92 99.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 9.41 10.77 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 0.76 -0.42 3.20 -0.85 percent [+]




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