Kenya Inflation Rate 2005-2014 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The inflation rate in Kenya was recorded at 6.60 percent in September of 2014. Inflation Rate in Kenya averaged 11.17 Percent from 2005 until 2014, 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.


Kenya Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.60 8.36 31.50 3.18 2005 - 2014 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 Friday, October 24, 2014.

Kenya Inflation Rate Slows Sharply in September

Kenyan annual inflation rate slowed for the first time in six months to 6.6 percent in September of 2014 from 8.36 percent in August, as the effects from last year’s sales tax increase seems to be fading out.

Year-on-year, transport cost increased the most by 10.37 percent in September, but slowed from an 11.68 percent rise in August. Food prices increased at a slower 8.4 percent (10.85 percent in August) and cost of housing, water, electricity and gas eased to 5.5 percent (6.98 percent in the previous month).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.58 percent in September, down from a 0.94 percent increase in August. The food and non-alcoholic drinks’ index increased by 0.58 percent and the housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels’ index fell 0.52 percent, mainly due to a drop in cost of kerosene and electricity. Electricity prices were lower due to a reduction in fuel cost and forex adjustment charges. The transport index decreased by 0.41 percent mainly due a fall in pump prices of petrol and diesel.

Joana Taborda |
9/29/2014 7:03:37 PM

Recent Releases

Kenya Inflation Rate Up to 2-Year High
Kenyan annual inflation rate accelerated further to 8.36 percent in August of 2014 from 7.67 percent in July. It is the highest rate since June of 2012 due to rising food and electricity prices. Published on 2014-09-01

Kenya Inflation Rate Rises in July
The Kenyan annual inflation rate accelerated for the fourth straight month to 7.7 percent in July of 2014 from 7.4 percent in the previous month, mostly due to higher prices of food and energy. Published on 2014-08-01

Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-06-30 12:55 PM Kenya
Inflation Rate YoY
Jun 2014 7.39% 7.3% 7.87%
2014-07-31 12:20 PM Kenya
Inflation Rate YoY
Jul 2014 7.67% 7.39% 7.79%
2014-09-01 10:15 AM Kenya
Inflation Rate YoY
Aug 2014 8.36% 7.67% 7.89% 8.5%
2014-09-29 01:50 PM Kenya
Inflation Rate YoY
Sep 2014 6.6% 8.36% 7.24% 8%
2014-10-31 10:15 AM Kenya
Inflation Rate YoY
Oct 2014 6.6% 6.7%

Kenya Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 6.60 8.36 31.50 3.18 Percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 152.24 152.02 152.24 99.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 8.40 10.85 26.20 1.44 Percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.15 0.94 3.20 -0.85 Percent [+]