Kenya Inflation Rate 2005-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The inflation rate in Kenya was recorded at 6.31 percent in March of 2015. Inflation Rate in Kenya averaged 10.91 percent from 2005 until 2015, 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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Kenya Inflation Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.31 5.61 31.50 3.18 2005 - 2015 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 Saturday, April 25, 2015.


Kenya Inflation Rate at 5-Month High in March


Kenyan annual inflation rate rose to 6.31 percent in March of 2015, from 5.61 percent reported in the previous month mainly due to increase in food cost.

Compared to March 2014, food prices increased 10.96 percent, the strongest growth since October of 2013. 

Additional upward pressure came from: housing, water, electricity and gas (2.92 percent); transport prices (2.77 percent); clothing and footwear (4.32 percent); furnishings and household equipment (4.17 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (4.20 percent); hotels, cafés and restaurants (4.97 percent). Prices of communication (+0.59 percent), education (+3.92 percent), health (+4.14 percent), recreation and culture (+3.16 percent) and alcoholic beverages, tobacco and narcotics (+1.81 percent) also contributed to the increase of consumer price index.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 1.12 percent as food and non-alcoholic beverages’ prices went up 2.65 percent boosted by higher costs of vegetables, milk and other food products. In contrast, housing, water electricity and gas and transport prices decreased by 0.05 percent and 0.33 percent respectively.

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
3/31/2015 2:31:25 PM


Recent Releases

Kenya Inflation Rate Rises Marginally in February
Consumer prices in Kenya advanced 5.61 percent year-on-year in February of 2015 due to higher food cost. It is the first rise in 6 months. In February last year, inflation was 6.86 percent. Published on 2015-02-27

Kenya Inflation Rate Down to 19-Month Low
Kenyan annual inflation rate slowed to 5.53 percent in January of 2015 from 6.02 percent in the previous month. It is the lowest figure since June of 2013, as transport cost eased due to a fall in oil prices. Published on 2015-01-30


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-01-30 01:30 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Jan
5.53% 6.02% 5.8% 5.95%
2015-02-26 01:15 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Feb
5.61% 5.53% 5.4% 5.42%
2015-03-31 11:15 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Mar
6.31% 5.61% 5.9% 5.83%
2015-04-30 09:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Apr
6.31% 6.4% 6.62%
2015-05-29 09:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  May
9.12%
2015-06-30 12:55 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Jun
9.88%


Kenya Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 6.31 5.61 31.50 3.18 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 155.86 154.14 155.86 99.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 10.96 8.70 26.20 1.44 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 1.12 0.46 3.20 -0.85 percent [+]
Producer Prices 110.21 108.56 110.21 100.00 Index points [+]
Producer Prices Change 1.09 1.56 5.90 -2.56 percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.30 Feb/15 1.70 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 8.13 Mar/15 7.70 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 1.20 Mar/15 1.00 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.40 Mar/15 1.40 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area -0.10 Mar/15 -0.30 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France -0.10 Mar/15 -0.30 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.30 Mar/15 0.09 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 5.17 Mar/15 5.37 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 6.38 Mar/15 6.29 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy -0.09 Mar/15 -0.09 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 2.20 Feb/15 2.40 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 3.14 Mar/15 3.00 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 0.38 Mar/15 0.20 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 16.90 Mar/15 16.70 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.40 Mar/15 0.50 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -0.70 Mar/15 -1.10 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -0.90 Mar/15 -0.80 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 7.61 Mar/15 7.55 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.00 Mar/15 0.00 8.50 0.00 percent [+]
United States -0.10 Mar/15 0.00 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]