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

Consumer prices in Kenya increased 6.26 percent year-on-year in August of 2016, following a 6.4 percent rise in July. The figure came below forecasts of 6.77 percent jump as housing and utilities cost rose at slower pace while transport prices fell. Inflation Rate in Kenya averaged 10.38 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
6.26 6.40 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 September of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-06-30 10:00 AM Jun 5.8% 5% 5.25% 4.9%
2016-07-29 08:50 AM Jul 6.4% 5.8% 6.15% 5.9%
2016-08-31 02:00 PM Aug 6.26% 6.4% 6.77% 6.6%
2016-09-30 11:30 AM Sep 6.26% 6.5%
2016-10-31 07:55 AM Oct 6.4%
2016-11-30 12:25 PM Nov 6.5%

Kenya Inflation Rate Slows to 6.26% in July


Consumer prices in Kenya increased 6.26 percent year-on-year in August of 2016, following a 6.4 percent rise in July. The figure came below forecasts of 6.77 percent jump as housing and utilities cost rose at slower pace while transport prices fell.

Compared to August 2015, prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages went up  10.85 percent (+10.8 percent in July), housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels increased 0.25 percent (+0.9 percent) . Other upward pressure came from clothing and footwear (+3.7 percent from +3.5 percent); furnishings and household equipment (+3.8 percent from +3.5 percent) and hotels and restaurants (+5.5 percent from +5.1 percent). In contrast, transport prices fell by 0.07 percent (+0.8 percent in July)

On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose slightly by 0.08 percent following a 0.6 percent increase in the previous month. Food cost fell 0.19 percent (+1.1 percent in July), while transport prices rose by 0.5 percent (+1.1 percent) and housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels edged up 0.09 percent (+0.15 percent).

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics | Mojdeh Kazemi | mojdeh@tradingeconomics.com
8/31/2016 4:04:31 PM

Kenya Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 6.26 6.40 31.50 3.18 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 170.97 170.84 170.97 99.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 10.85 10.78 26.20 1.44 percent [+]
Producer Prices 113.76 115.88 116.55 100.00 Index points [+]
Producer Prices Change 0.87 3.44 6.74 -2.56 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.64 1.05 3.20 -0.85 percent [+]




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