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

Consumer prices in Kenya increased 7.78 percent year-on-year in January of 2016, compared to a 8.0 percent growth in the previous month and slightly below market expectations. The upward pressure came mostly from food and non-alcoholic drinks, driven by el Nino weather phenomenon, which brought heavy rains and caused problems in transportation and agricultural sector. Inflation Rate in Kenya averaged 10.61 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.

Kenya Inflation Rate
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.78 8.01 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 February of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-11-30 12:25 PM Nov 7.32% 6.72% 7% 7.3%
2015-12-30 12:00 PM Dec 8.01% 7.32% 7.5% 7.7%
2016-01-29 02:08 PM Jan 7.78% 8.01% 8% 8.2%
2016-02-26 01:15 PM Feb 7.78% 7.61%
2016-03-31 10:15 AM Mar 7.44%
2016-04-29 02:00 PM Apr 7.33%

Kenya Inflation Rate Slows to 7.8% in January


Consumer prices in Kenya increased 7.78 percent year-on-year in January of 2016, compared to a 8.0 percent growth in the previous month and slightly below market expectations. The upward pressure came mostly from food and non-alcoholic drinks, driven by el Nino weather phenomenon, which brought heavy rains and caused problems in transportation and agricultural sector.

Year-on-year, cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages increased by 12.71 percent (+13.26 percent in December); housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels by 4.56 percent (+4.81 percent in December); clothing and footwear by 4.88 percent (+5.04 percent in December); furnishings by 4.95 percent (4.86 percent in December) and hotels and restaurants by 4.48 percent (+5.29 percent in December). By contrast, transport cost fell 0.24 percent (-0.69 percent in December).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.39 percent, following a 1.07 percent growth in the previous month, as food and non-alcoholic beverages’ prices slowed to 0.47 percent growth (+1.23 percent in December) and housing slowed to 0.31 percent (+0.55 percent in December). Meantime, prices of transport went down by 0.94 percent (+1.48 percent in the previous month).

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics | Yekaterina Guchshina | yekaterina@tradingeconomics.com
2/1/2016 10:45:24 AM

Kenya Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 7.78 8.01 31.50 3.18 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 164.72 162.97 164.72 99.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 13.26 12.67 26.20 1.44 percent [+]
Producer Prices 115.88 116.55 116.55 100.00 Index points [+]
Producer Prices Change 6.04 1.98 6.04 -2.56 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 1.07 0.52 3.20 -0.85 percent [+]




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