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

The inflation rate in Kenya was recorded at 8.36 percent in August of 2014. Inflation Rate in Kenya averaged 11.21 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
8.36 7.67 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 Thursday, September 18, 2014.


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.

Year-on-year, prices of recreation and culture recorded the highest growth rate (12.73 percent), followed by transport cost (11.68 percent) and food (10.85 percent). Prices of housing, water, electricity and gas grew 6.98 percent due to a recent revision of electricity power tariffs.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.94 percent in August, following a 0.46 percent increase in July. The food and non-alcoholic drinks’ index increased by 1.75 percent and the housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels’ index rose by 0.32 percent, due to higher cost of cooking fuels as well as house rents. The transport index increased by 0.73 percent, due to a rise in cost of petrol and matatu/bus and air travel fares which outweighed a slight fall in cost of diesel.

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
9/1/2014 5:47:31 PM


Recent Releases

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

Kenya Inflation Rate Accelerates Slightly in June
Kenyan annual inflation rate edged up slightly to 7.39 percent in June of 2014 from 7.3 percent in the previous month. Published on 2014-06-30


Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-05-30 09:00 AM Kenya
Inflation Rate YoY
May 2014 7.3% 6.41% 6.54%
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%
2014-09-30 09:00 AM Kenya
Inflation Rate YoY
Sep 2014 8.36% 8%


Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 8.36 7.67 31.50 3.18 Percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 152.02 150.60 152.02 99.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 10.85 9.06 26.20 1.44 Percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 3.00 Jun/14 2.90 23.90 -1.30 Percent [+]
Brazil 6.51 Aug/14 6.50 6821.31 1.65 Percent [+]
Canada 2.10 Jul/14 2.40 21.60 -17.80 Percent [+]
China 2.00 Aug/14 2.30 28.40 -2.20 Percent [+]
Euro Area 0.40 Aug/14 0.40 5.00 -0.70 Percent [+]
France 0.40 Aug/14 0.50 18.80 -0.70 Percent [+]
Germany 0.80 Aug/14 0.85 11.54 -7.62 Percent [+]
India 7.80 Aug/14 7.96 11.16 7.31 Percent [+]
Indonesia 3.99 Aug/14 4.53 82.40 -1.17 Percent [+]
Italy -0.10 Aug/14 0.09 25.64 -2.44 Percent [+]
Japan 3.40 Jul/14 3.60 25.00 -2.52 Percent [+]
Mexico 4.15 Aug/14 4.07 179.73 2.91 Percent [+]
Netherlands 1.00 Aug/14 0.89 11.19 -1.30 Percent [+]
Russia 7.60 Aug/14 7.50 2333.30 3.60 Percent [+]
South Korea 1.40 Aug/14 1.60 32.50 0.20 Percent [+]
Spain -0.50 Aug/14 -0.34 28.43 -1.37 Percent [+]
Switzerland 0.10 Aug/14 0.00 11.92 -1.37 Percent [+]
Turkey 9.54 Aug/14 9.32 138.71 -4.01 Percent [+]
United Kingdom 1.50 Aug/14 1.60 8.50 0.50 Percent [+]
United States 1.70 Aug/14 2.00 23.70 -15.80 Percent [+]





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