Kenya Inflation Rate  2005-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Consumer prices in Kenya jumped 10.28 percent year-on-year in March of 2017, following a 9.04 percent rise in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since May of 2012 mainly driven by increasing prices in food. Inflation Rate in Kenya averaged 10.23 percent from 2005 until 2017, 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.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-01-31 01:20 PM Jan 6.99% 6.35% 6.24% 6.68%
2017-02-28 01:55 PM Feb 9.04% 6.99% 7.1%
2017-03-31 10:50 AM Mar 10.28% 9.04% 9.4% 9.3%
2017-04-28 02:00 PM Apr 10.28% 10.4%
2017-05-31 12:00 PM May 9.5%
2017-06-30 12:00 PM Jun 9.7%




Kenya Inflation Rate Highest Since May 2012


Consumer prices in Kenya jumped 10.28 percent year-on-year in March of 2017, following a 9.04 percent rise in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since May of 2012 mainly driven by increasing prices in food.

Compared to March of 2016, prices rose faster for: food and non-alcoholic drinks (18.56 percent compared to 16.5 percent in February), housing and utilities (2.45 percent from 2.33 percent), transport (4.89 percent from 4.26 percent), furnishing and household equipment (3.1 percent from 3.04 percent), miscellaneous goods and services (3.64 percent from percent 3.34 percent) and restaurants and hotels (4.69 percent from 4.32 percent). Additional upward pressure came from clothing and footwear (4.17 percent from 4.32 percent) and alcoholic drinks, tobacco and narcotics (3.36 percent from 3.5 percent).

Month-on-month, consumer prices rose 1.67 percent following 1.72 percent gain in the previous month. Cost rose at a slower pace for food and non-alcoholic beverages (3.18 percent from 3.28 percent in the previous month), namely spinach, maize flour, milk, potatoes and maize grain, mainly driven by drought conditions. Meanwhile, cost continued to rise for housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (0.69 percent from 0.4 percent) mainly due to increases in house rents, cooking fuels and water services.

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics | Deborah Neves | deborah.neves@tradingeconomics.com
3/31/2017 12:04:02 PM



Kenya Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 10.28 9.04 31.50 3.18 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 182.98 179.98 182.98 99.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 18.56 16.50 26.20 1.44 percent [+]
Producer Prices 117.58 115.36 117.58 100.00 Index points [+]
Producer Prices Change 3.38 -0.50 6.74 -2.80 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 1.67 1.72 3.20 -0.85 percent [+]


Kenya Inflation Rate Notes

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 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10.28 9.04 31.50 3.18 2005 - 2017 percent Monthly
2009M2=100, NSA



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