Kenya Inflation Rate  2005-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Consumer prices in Kenya increased 4.46 percent year-on-year in February of 2018, easing from a 4.83 percent gain in the previous month. It was the lowest inflation rate since May of 2013 as prices of food and restaurant and hotels rose at a softer rate. Inflation Rate in Kenya averaged 10.02 percent from 2005 until 2018, 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.

Kenya Inflation Rate
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Kenya Inflation Rate Lowest Since 2013

Consumer prices in Kenya increased 4.46 percent year-on-year in February of 2018, easing from a 4.83 percent gain in the previous month. It was the lowest inflation rate since May of 2013 as prices of food, restaurant and hotels and education rose at a softer rate.

Compared to February of 2017, prices slowed for food and non-alcoholic beverages (3.83 percent from 4.71 percent in January); restaurant and hotels (6.87 percent from 7.03 percent) and education (5.08 percent from 5.38 percent). Meanwhile, cost advanced faster for transport (6.95 percent from 6.80 percent); clothing and footwear (3.81 percent from 3.61 percent);furnishings and household equipment (4.29 percent from 3.62 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (4.58 percent from 4.11 percent) and communication (0.81 percent from 0.59 percent). In addition, inflation was steady for housing and utilities (5.74 percent, the same as in January).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 1.36 percent, after a 1.32 percent gain in the previous month. Prices rose further for food and non-alcoholic beverages (2.22 percent from 1.69 percent in January), namely some foodstuffs due to drought conditions. On the other hand, cost of housing and utilities eased (0.41 percent from 0.90 percent), mostly due to a fall in electricity prices. Also, prices of transport increased softer (0.84 percent from a 1.53 percent), mainly due to pump prices, petrol and diesel.

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics | Stefanie Moya |
3/1/2018 11:12:47 AM

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-12-29 11:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 4.5% 4.73% 4.1%
2018-01-31 01:30 PM Inflation Rate YoY 4.83% 4.5% 4.31% 4.3%
2018-02-28 01:55 PM Inflation Rate YoY 4.46% 4.83% 4.5%
2018-03-29 03:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 4.46% 4.2%
2018-04-30 01:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 4.70%
2018-05-31 12:25 PM Inflation Rate YoY 5.10%

Kenya Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 4.46 4.83 31.50 3.18 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 188.00 185.47 188.00 99.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 3.83 4.71 26.20 1.44 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 1.36 1.32 3.20 -1.20 percent [+]
Producer Prices 119.03 119.52 119.52 100.00 Index points [+]
Producer Prices Change 3.18 5.44 6.74 -2.80 percent [+]

Kenya Inflation Rate

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 March of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.46 4.83 31.50 3.18 2005 - 2018 percent Monthly
2009M2=100, NSA

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Germany 1.40 Feb/18
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