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Wednesday November 30 2016
Kenya Inflation Rate at 9- Month High of 6.68%  
Consumer prices in Kenya increased 6.68 percent year-on-year in November of 2016, following a 6.5 percent rise in the previous month and above market expectations of a 6.48 percent gain. It was the highest inflation rate since February, boosted by food cost.
Monday November 28 2016
Kenya Holds Key Rate at 10%  
The Central Bank of Kenya left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 10 percent on November 28th 2016 amid mild inflationary pressures. The central bank last cut borrowing costs by 50bps in September.
Monday October 31 2016
Kenya Inflation Rate at 8-Month High  
Consumer prices in Kenya increased 6.34 percent year-on-The annual inflation rate in Kenya rose to 6.5 percent in October of 2016, from 6.3 percent in a month earlier. It was the highest inflation rate since February, boosted by food cost.
Friday September 30 2016
Kenya Inflation Rate Rises to 6.34% in September  
Consumer prices in Kenya increased 6.34 percent year-on-year in September of 2016, following a 6.26 percent rise in the preceding month. The figure came above market expectation of 6.2 percent gain as cost of food and housing went up at a faster pace. On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.34 percent.
Tuesday September 20 2016
Kenya Cuts Key Rate to 10%  
The Central Bank of Kenya lowered its benchmark interest rate by 50bps to 10 percent at its September 2016 meeting, surprising markets who expected no changes. It was the second rate cut so far this year, amid a decline in private sector credit growth while the inflation remained within the government target range.
Wednesday August 31 2016
Kenya Inflation Rate Slows to 6.26% in July  
Consumer prices in Kenya increased 6.26 percent year-on-year in August of 2016, following a 6.4 percent rise in July. The figure came below forecasts of 6.77 percent jump as housing and utilities cost rose at slower pace while transport prices fell.
Friday July 29 2016
Kenya Inflation Rate Accelerates to 6.4% in July  
Consumer prices in Kenya rose 6.4 percent year-on-year in July of 2016, after a 5.8 percent increase in the preceding month. It was the highest figure since March 2016, boosted by higher food prices.
Monday July 25 2016
Kenya Keeps Key Rate Unchanged at 10.5%  
The Central Bank of Kenya left its benchmark interest rate on hold at 10.5 percent at its July 2016 meeting, saying a rise in inflation is expected following a hike in fuel taxes. The decision came in line with market expectations and follows a 100bps cut in May.
Thursday June 30 2016
Kenya Inflation Rate at 3-Month High of 5.8% in June  
Consumer prices in Kenya increased 5.8 percent year-on-year in June of 2016, accelerating from a 5 percent rise a month earlier. It was the highest figure since March 2016, driven by cost of food.
Tuesday May 31 2016
Kenya Inflation Rate Slows to 5% in May  
Consumer prices in Kenya went up 5 percent year-on-year in May of 2016, easing from a 5.27 percent in April. It was the lowest reading since June 2013, as cost of food and housing and utilities increased at a slower pace.
Monday May 23 2016
Kenya Lowers Key Rate to 10.5%  
The Central Bank of Kenya cut its benchmark interest rate by 100 bps to 10.5 percent at its May 2016 meeting, saying the currency is stable and expecting the inflation to ease further in upcoming months. The inflation has been slowing since the beginning of the year and reached a nearly 3-year low of 5.27 percent in April of 2016.
Monday May 02 2016
Kenya Inflation Rate Lowest Since June 2013  
Consumer prices in Kenya went up 5.27 percent year-on-year in April of 2016, from a 6.45 percent increase in March, beating market expectation of 6.11 percent rise. It was the lowest figure since June 2013, led by slower increase in food cost.
Thursday March 31 2016
Kenya Inflation Rate at 6-Month Low  
Consumer prices in Kenya rose 6.45 percent year-on-year in March of 2016, compared to a 6.84 percent jump in the previous month and matching market forecasts of 6.5 percent. It is the lowest figure since September last year, as food inflation slowed.
Monday March 21 2016
Kenya Leaves Benchmark Interest Rate at 11.5%  
Central Bank of Kenya held its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 11.5 percent at its March 21st 2016 meeting, saying current monetary policy had helped to moderate inflation expectations.
Monday February 01 2016
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.
Wednesday January 20 2016
Kenya Holds Key Rate at 11.5%  
Central Bank of Kenya left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 11.5 percent on its January 20th meeting.The Committee concluded that the current inflation pressures are temporary and the monetary policy measures currently in place are containing demand pressures in the economy. The decision came in line with market expectations.
Wednesday December 30 2015
Kenyan GDP Grows at Fastest Pace in 1 Year  
The Kenyan economy advanced 5.8 percent year-on-year in the three months to September 2015, up from a 5.5 percent expansion in the previous quarter. It was the highest growth rate since the second quarter of 2014, as agriculture expanded sharply due to improved weather conditions. Construction, financial activities, internal trade and transportation also contributed to growth while accommodation sector continued to shrink.
Tuesday December 01 2015
Kenyan Inflation Rate At 15-Month High  
Kenyan annual inflation rate accelerated to 7.32 percent in November of 2015, after a 6.72 percent growth reported in the previous month and above market expectations. It is the highest inflation rate since August of 2014, boosted by increasing cost of food, housing and utilities.
Tuesday November 17 2015
Kenya Leaves Key Rate Steady at 11.5%  
Central Bank of Kenya left its benchmark interest rate on hold at 11.5 percent for the third straight time on November 17th. The decision was widely expected, as kenyan shilling was relatively stable and inflation remained within target range.
Wednesday September 30 2015
Kenya GDP Growth Highest in 2 Quarters  
The Kenyan economy advanced 5.5 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2015, up from a 4.4 percent rise in the first three months of the year, as good weather conditions boosted agricultural output and abundant rainfall increased production of hydroelectricity. It is the highest growth rate since the last quarter of 2014.
Wednesday September 30 2015
Kenyan Inflation Rate Edges Up in September  
Kenyan annual inflation rate increased slightly to 5.97 percent in September of 2015, up from 5.84 percent reported in the previous month and above market expectations. Cost of housing, clothing, furnishings and accommodation pushed the inflation up.
Tuesday September 22 2015
Kenya Holds Main Interest Rate at 11.5%  
Central Bank of Kenya left its benchmark interest rate on hold at 11.5 percent on September 22nd, as the measures taken in the previous meetings had continued to bring monthly inflation nearer to the 5 percent target and stabilise the foreign exchange market.
Tuesday September 01 2015
Kenyan Inflation Eases in August  
Kenya annual inflation rate was reported at 5.84 percent in August, down from 6.62 percent in the previous month, as cost of food decreased.
Wednesday August 05 2015
Kenya Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged  
Central Bank of Kenya left its benchmark interest rate on hold at 11.5 percent on August 5th, saying that the measures taken in the previous meetings were yet to be fully transmitted to the economy.
Friday July 31 2015
Kenyan Inflation Drops to 6.6% in July  
Kenya annual inflation rate was reported at 6.62 percent in July, down from 7.03 percent in the previous month as cost of food eased.
Tuesday July 07 2015
Kenya Raises Key Rate to 11.5%  
The Central Bank of Kenya increased its benchmark interest rate for the second straight meeting by 150bps to 11.5 percent on July 7th 2015, saying pressures on the exchange rate increased risks to the inflation outlook. Policymakers also decided to introduce a 3-day repo to control market liquidity.
Wednesday July 01 2015
Kenya GDP Growth at 4.9% in Q1  
The Kenyan economy expanded 4.9 percent year-on-year in the first three months of 2015 compared with a downwardly revised 4.7 percent increase a year earlier.
Tuesday June 30 2015
Kenya Inflation Rate Increased Slightly in June  
Kenyan annual inflation rate rose to 7.03 percent in June of 2015 from 6.87 percent reported in the previous month, mainly due to higher food prices.
Tuesday June 09 2015
Kenya Hikes Key Rate to 10%  
Central Bank of Kenya raised its key interest rate by 150bps to 10.0 percent on June 9th, the highest level since December 2012. Although inflation has dropped in May due to seasonal factors, policymakers voiced concern about the growing demand pressure and the persistent volatility in the global foreign exchange markets.
Friday May 29 2015
Kenya Inflation Rate Eases in May  
Kenyan annual inflation rate edged down to 6.87 percent in May of 2015, from 7.08 percent reported in the previous month mainly due to declining food cost.
Wednesday May 06 2015
Kenya Holds Rates  
Central Bank of Kenya left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 8.5 percent in May. Although there were no demand driven threats to inflation, policymakers said that developments in the foreign exchange markets had triggered inflationary expectations and threatened the price stability objective.
Thursday April 30 2015
Kenya Inflation Rate at 8-Month High in April  
Kenyan annual inflation rate rose to 7.08 percent in April of 2015, from 6.31 percent reported in the previous month, mainly due to a jump in food prices.
Wednesday April 29 2015
Kenyan Economy Slows in Q4 2014  
Kenya’s GDP expanded 5.1 percent year-on-year in the last three months of 2014, down from a revised 5.4 percent increase in the previous quarter, due to lower agricultural production.
Tuesday March 31 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.
Friday February 27 2015
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.
Thursday February 26 2015
Kenya Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged  
Central Bank of Kenya decided to leave the benchmark interest rate unchanged at 8.5 percent at its February 26th 2015 meeting, as policymakers consider current policy stances continues to deliver the desired price stability. The rate has remained unchanged since May 2013.
Friday January 30 2015
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.
Wednesday January 14 2015
Kenya Leaves Key Rate on Hold at 8.5%  
Central Bank of Kenya decided to leave the benchmark interest rate unchanged at 8.5 percent at its January 14th 2015 meeting, saying this would ensure that inflation continues to decline towards the 5 percent. Policymakers also decided to cut the rate banks use as a base to price loans, the Kenya Banks’ Reference Rate, to 8.54 percent from 9.13 percent.
Tuesday December 30 2014
Kenya GDP Growth Slows Slightly  
The Kenyan economy expanded 5.5 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2014 from a revised 5.7 percent increase in the previous period. Growth was mainly driven by finance and insurance activities, wholesale and retail trade and agriculture and forestry while the tourism sector shrank for the seventh consecutive quarter.
Tuesday December 30 2014
Kenya Inflation Rate Eases Further in December  
Kenya annual inflation rate decreased slightly to 6.02 percent in December of 2014 from 6.09 percent in the previous month, continuing its downward trend for the fourth consecutive month. A year ago, inflation rate was recorded at 7.15 percent.
Friday November 28 2014
Kenya Inflation Rate Down to 16-Month Low  
Kenyan consumer prices continued its downward trend for the third consecutive month. The inflation rate was recorded at 6.09 percent in November of 2014 from 6.43 percent in the previous month. A year ago, inflation rate reached 7.36 percent.
Wednesday November 05 2014
Kenya Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged  
Central Bank of Kenya decided on November 4th to leave the benchmark interest rate unchanged at 8.5 percent, as current policy stance had moderated inflationary pressures.
Tuesday November 04 2014
Kenya Holds Key Rate Steady at 8.5%  
Central Bank of Kenya decided on November 4th to leave the benchmark interest rate unchanged at 8.5 percent, as current policy stance had moderated inflationary pressures.
Monday November 03 2014
Kenya Inflation Rate Edges Down in October  
Kenyan annual inflation rate decelerated for the second consecutive month to 6.43 percent, from 6.6 percent recorded in September of 2014 as food, electricity and gas prices slowed.
Monday October 13 2014
Kenya GDP Growth Accelerates in Q2  
In the second quarter of 2014, the Kenyan economy expanded 5.8 percent year-on-year, up from a revised 4.4 percent increase in the first three months of 2014 and boosted by construction, manufacturing and financial and insurance activities. In contrast, the restaurant and accommodation sector contracted for the sixth consecutive quarter.
Tuesday September 30 2014
Kenya Becomes a Middle Income Nation  
In September of 2014, Kenya National Bureau of Statistics had revised the country’s GDP for 2013 from KES 3.8 trillion (USD 42.6 billion) to KES 4.76 trillion (USD 53.3 billion). As a result, the growth rate in 2013 was revised from 4.7 percent to 5.7 percent leading to a 25 percent increase in the value of Kenyan economy.
Monday September 29 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.
Wednesday September 03 2014
Kenya Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged  
Central Bank of Kenya decided on September 3rd to leave the benchmark interest rate unchanged at 8.5 percent, saying that there are no fundamental structural pressures on inflation.
Monday September 01 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.
Monday August 04 2014
Kenya Trade Deficit Narrows Sharply in June  
Kenyan trade gap decreased to KES 69.5 billion in June of 2014, from KES 102.6 billion in the previous month as imports fell sharply.
Friday August 01 2014
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.
Tuesday July 08 2014
Kenya Leaves Benchmark Rate on Hold at 8.5%  
At its July 8th, 2014 meeting, Central Bank of Kenya decided to keep the benchmark interest rate at 8.5 percent for the fourteenth consecutive meeting, as inflation remains within the target range. Policymakers also decided to set the new Kenya Banks' Reference Rate at 9.13 percent.
Friday July 04 2014
Kenya Trade Deficit Widens Sharply in May  
Kenyan trade gap reached KES 102.6 billion in May of 2014, widening 13.6 percent from the previous month and 46.5 percent over a year earlier. It is the highest shortfall on record, driven by a surge in imports.
Monday June 30 2014
Kenya GDP Expands 4.1% in Q1  
The Kenyan economy advanced 4.1 percent year-on-year in the first three months of 2014, unchanged from a downwardly revised 4.1 percent growth rate in the previous quarter. Bad weather conditions and lower external demand hurt agriculture production, while activities in hotels and restaurants shrank 3 percent. In the same quarter of 2013, the economy grew at a faster 5.2 percent.
Monday June 30 2014
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.
Monday June 02 2014
Kenya Trade Deficit Decreases in March  
Kenyan trade gap narrowed for the second consecutive month to KES 59.2 billion in March of 2014 from KES 64.4 billion in the previous month, as exports hit the highest value on record.
Friday May 30 2014
Kenya Inflation Rate Accelerates in May  
Kenyan annual inflation accelerated to 7.3 percent in May of 2014 from 6.4 percent in the previous month, mainly due to higher cost of food and transport.
Thursday May 01 2014
Kenyan Trade Deficit Narrows in February  
Kenyan trade deficit decreased 26 percent to KES 64.4 billion in February of 2014, after widening to the second highest gap in nearly 2-1/2 years in January. Compared with the same month last year, the trade gap narrowed 7.6 percent.
Wednesday April 30 2014
Kenya Holds Key Rate Steady at 8.5%  
At its April 30th, 2014 meeting, Central Bank of Kenya left the benchmark interest rate unchanged at 8.5 percent, as policymakers consider current monetary policy measures continue to deliver the desired price stability.
Wednesday April 30 2014
Kenyan Inflation Rate Rises Marginally in April  
Kenyan annual inflation accelerated to 6.41 percent in April of 2014, slightly up from 6.27 percent in the previous month, but up from 4.14 percent one year ago. Inflationary pressures came mostly from cost of housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels.
Tuesday April 29 2014
Kenya 2013 GDP Growth Disappoints  
Kenyan economy advanced 4.7 percent in 2013, slightly up from a 4.6 percent expansion in 2012, but less than the government’s projection of 5 percent, as drought hurt agriculture output.
Tuesday April 01 2014
Kenyan Trade Deficit Widens to Second Highest in Nearly 2-1/2 Years  
Trade deficit in Kenya increased in January of 2014 to KES 87.1 billion from KES 83.7 billion a year earlier and KES 78.7 billion in December of 2013.
Monday March 31 2014
Kenya Inflation Rate Edges Down to 6.27% in March  
Kenyan annual inflation rate decelerated for the second consecutive month to 6.27 percent, from 6.86 percent recorded in February of 2014, as food, electricity and gas prices slowed.
Tuesday March 04 2014
Kenya Monetary Policy Unchanged in March  
Kenyan Monetary Policy Committee decided to hold the central bank rate at 8.50 percent on March 4th, as overall inflation continued to decline in February and remained within the target range, while exchange rate stability was maintained.
Friday February 28 2014
Kenya Inflation Rate Falls to 6.86% in February  
Kenyan annual inflation rate decreased to 6.86 percent in February, slowing from 7.21 percent in the previous month, as Food and Transport prices rose at a slower pace.
Wednesday February 26 2014
Kenya Trade Deficit Widens in December  
In the last month of 2013, Kenya’s trade deficit increased to KES 78.67 billion, from KES 71.7 billion in the previous month and KES 76.9 billion a year earlier.
Tuesday February 04 2014
Kenya Trade Deficit Narrows in November  
In November of 2013, Kenyan trade deficit decreased to KES 71.73 billion, down from KES 92.9 billion in the previous month and KES 83.8 billion in the same month last year, boosted by higher tea sales.
Friday January 31 2014
Kenya Inflation Rate Rises to 7.2% in January  
In January of 2014, Kenyan annual inflation rate increased to 7.2 percent, slightly up from 7.15 percent registered in December of 2013.
Tuesday January 14 2014
Kenya Leaves Rate on Hold at 8.5%  
At is January 14th meeting, Central Bank of Kenya decided to leave the benchmark interest rate on hold at 8.5 percent, as the current monetary policy stance is considered to deliver the desired objective of price stability. The Committee also said there was room for commercial banks to reduce the lending rates.
Tuesday December 24 2013
Kenya GDP Expands 4.4% YoY in Q3  
In the third quarter of 2013, Kenyan economy advanced 4.4 percent over the previous year, slightly up from 4.3 percent in the June quarter, but down from 4.5 percent a year ago, mainly due to a slowdown in the agriculture and forestry sector.
Tuesday December 03 2013
Kenyan Trade Deficit Rises in September Over a Year Earlier  
In September of 2013, Kenyan trade deficit widened 8.2 percent over a year earlier to 71 billion KES, as lower prices of tea and coffee heat exports. On a monthly basis, the trade deficit decreased 9.9 percent, due to a fall in imports.
Monday December 02 2013
Kenya Inflation Eases to 7.36% in November  
In November of 2013, Kenyan annual inflation rate decelerated for the second consecutive month to 7.36 percent, as food and transport prices continue to slowdown.
Tuesday November 05 2013
Kenya Monetary Policy Unchanged in November  
Central Bank of Kenya decided on November 5th to hold the benchmark interest rate unchanged at 8.5 percent for the sixth straight meeting. The Committee noted that while overall inflation had declined in October, it remained above the 7.5 percent upper bound for the Government medium-term target. However, the strengthening of the Kenya Shilling against major currencies moderated any impact of the pass-through effect of imported inflation.
Tuesday November 05 2013
Kenya Inflation Rate Slows to 7.76% in October  
In October of 2013, Kenyan annual inflation rate decelerated for the first time in five months to 7.76 percent, mainly due to lower food, housing and transport prices. In the previous month, prices climbed by an annual 8.29 percent, as cost of most commodities rose after a change in sales tax.
Thursday October 31 2013
Kenya Trade Deficit Widens in August Over a Year Earlier  
In August of 2013, Kenyan trade deficit increased 9.2 percent over a year earlier to KES 78.8 billion, as exports shrank, hurt by lower prices of coffee and tea.
Wednesday October 02 2013
Kenyan GDP Growth Slows to 4.3% YoY In Q2  
During the second quarter of 2013, Kenya's economy grew at 4.3 percent, lower than first quarter’s 5.2 percent. While electricity, water and financial intermediation activities rebound, there was a significant contraction in hotels and restaurants.
Monday September 30 2013
Kenya Inflation Rate Climbs to 8.29% in September  
In September of 2013, Kenyan inflation rate rose for the fourth straight month to 8.29 percent, from 6.67 percent in August, after the government increased the number of items subject to value-added tax.
Tuesday September 03 2013
Central Bank of Kenya Leaves the Bank Rate on Hold at 8.5%  
Central Bank of Kenya decided on September 3rd to leave the benchmark interest rate unchanged at 8.5 percent, saying that the inflation rate remains within the official target and citing exchange rate stability.
Tuesday September 03 2013
Kenya Trade Deficit Widens in July Over a Year Earlier  
In July of 2013, Kenyan trade deficit increased 2.7 percent over a year earlier to KES 83 billion. While tea exports posted the fifth consecutive annual increase, shipments of coffee shrank by 19 percent.
Monday September 02 2013
Kenya Inflation Rate Accelerates to 6.7% in August  
In August of 2013, Kenyan annual inflation rate increased for the fifth consecutive month to 6.67 percent, from 6.02 percent in July, due to a rise in prices of food and fuel.
Wednesday July 31 2013
Kenya Inflation Rate Up to 11-Month High in July  
In July of 2013, Kenyan inflation rate accelerated to 6.02 percent, from 4.91 percent in June, as food prices increased due to lower base from last July, when food prices dropped significantly.
Monday July 29 2013
Kenya Trade Deficit Narrows in May on Falling Imports  
In May of 2013, Kenyan trade deficit narrowed 18.9 percent over a year earlier to KES 70 billion, as tea exports increased for the second consecutive month and imports shrank.
Tuesday July 09 2013
Kenya Monetary Policy Unchanged in July  
The Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Kenya decided on July 9th to leave the central bank rate unchanged at 8.5 percent. Despite inflation and exchange rate stability, the Committee cited risks from the high current account deficit and current instability in the Middle East and North Africa which could affect the price of oil and tea exports.
Friday June 28 2013
Kenya Trade Deficit Widens in April  
In April of 2013, Kenyan trade deficit increased 18 percent over a year earlier to KES 76 billion. The recovery in exports of tea was not enough to offset the rise in imports.
Friday June 28 2013
Kenya Inflation Rate Highest in Nine Months in June  
In June of 2013, Kenyan annual inflation rate increased to 4.91 percent from 4.05 percent in May, boosted by higher prices of food, clothes, footwear and restaurants and hotels.
Friday June 28 2013
Kenyan Economy Expands by 5.2% YoY in Q1  
In the first quarter of 2013, Kenyan GDP increased 5.2 percent year-on-year, up from 5.1 percent in the previous quarter and 3.9 percent in the first three months of 2012. While better weather conditions supported agricultural sector, wait-and-see attitude adopted by producers and consumers due to elections, led to lower growth in manufacturing, hotels and restaurants and financial intermediation.
Friday May 31 2013
Kenya Inflation Rate Down to 4.05% in May  
In May of 2013, Kenya's inflation rate eased to 4.05 percent from 4.14 percent a month earlier. Inflation has remained within the government's target of 3-7 percent since August of 2012.
Friday May 31 2013
Kenya Trade Deficit Narrows in March  
In March of 2013, Kenya’s trade deficit decreased 15.5 percent over a year earlier to 68B KES as both exports and imports declined.
Tuesday May 07 2013
Kenya Cuts Key Rate to 8.5%  
Kenya's central bank cut its benchmark lending rate by 100 bp to 8.5 percent, resuming an easing path after pausing during the elections in March.
Wednesday July 31 2013
Kenyan Economy is Bouncing Back  
Following the smooth passage of elections in March of 2013, Kenyan growth momentum is likely to sustain. Political stability may boost the recovery in manufacturing and tourism related activities in the months ahead.
Tuesday April 30 2013
Kenya Inflation Rate Steady at 4.14% in April  
Kenya's inflation rate remained steady at 4.14 percent in the year to March from 4.11 percent a month earlier.
Friday April 26 2013
Kenya Trade Deficit Widens in February From a Year Earlier  
In February of 2013, Kenya trade deficit widened to 69.7 billion KES from 57.9 billion KES in February of 2012, as imports rose at a faster pace than exports. Compared with the previous month, the trade deficit narrowed, mainly due to a 8.3 percent drop in trade volume.
Thursday March 28 2013
Kenya Inflation Rate Down to 4.11% in March  
Kenya's inflation rate inched down to 4.11 percent in the year to March from 4.45 percent a month earlier.
Thursday March 28 2013
Kenya Trade Deficit Widens in January  
In January of 2013, Kenya recorded a trade deficit of 83.6 billion KES, compared with 76.9 billion KES the previous month and 59.2 billion KES a year earlier. The larger trade deficit results from a 13.1 percent increase in the volume of trade, with both exports and imports recording highest values than those of the preceding month.
Wednesday March 13 2013
Kenya Monetary Policy Unchanged in March  
At the Monetary Policy Committee meeting on March 12th, the Central Bank of Kenya decided to maintain the benchmark interest rate at 9.50 percent.
Thursday February 28 2013
Kenya Inflation Rate Up to 4.45% in February  
In Kenya, the inflation rate rose for the second month in a row to 4.55 percent in February of 2013, as a result of increase in the average prices of various food items.
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