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

Consumer prices in Kenya increased 7.06 percent year-on-year in September of 2017, following an 8.04 percent rise in the previous month. It is the lowest inflation rate since January amid a slowdown in food and electricity cost. On the other hand, higher pump prices of petrol and diesel pushed transport cost up. Inflation Rate in Kenya averaged 10.19 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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Kenya Inflation Rate Slows to 7.06% in September


Consumer prices in Kenya increased 7.06 percent year-on-year in September of 2017, following an 8.04 percent rise in the previous month. It is the lowest inflation rate since January amid a slowdown in food and electricity cost. On the other hand, higher pump prices of petrol and diesel pushed transport cost up.

Compared to September of 2016, prices rose less for food and non-alcoholic beverages (11.5 percent compared to 13.6 percent in August); housing and utilities (3.3 percent compared to 3.5 percent); clothing and footwear (3.5 percent compared to 3.8 percent) and furnishings and household equipment (2.95 percent compared to 3.2 percent). On the other hand, cost increased more for transport (3.3 percent compared to 2.3 percent in August); communication (0.4 percent compared to 0.3 percent) and education (3 percent compared to 2.8 percent). 

On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.6 percent following a 0.6 percent rise in the previous month. Cost declined for food and non-alcoholic beverages (-1.3 percent compared to 1 percent in August), namely carrots, cabbages, potatoes, wheat, sugar and kale. Also, cost of housing and utilities decreased 0.2 percent compared to a 0.5 percent rise in August, due to electricity (-7.1 percent compared to 8.3 percent). On the other hand, cost of transport rose faster (0.7 percent compared to 0.03 percent), as a result of an increase in prices of diesel (1.2 percent compared to 1.6 percent) and petrol (2.3 percent compared to -1 percent).

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics | Stefanie Moya | stefanie.moya@tradingeconomics.com
9/29/2017 4:13:28 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-07-31 12:40 PM Inflation Rate YoY 7.47% 9.21% 9% 9%
2017-08-31 12:20 PM Inflation Rate YoY 8.04% 7.47% 7.60% 7%
2017-09-29 11:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 7.06% 8.04% 8.2%
2017-10-30 11:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 7.06% 6.4%
2017-11-30 11:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 6.2%


Kenya Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 7.06 8.04 31.50 3.18 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 183.66 184.72 187.64 99.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 11.50 13.57 26.20 1.44 percent [+]
Producer Prices 119.49 119.42 119.49 100.00 Index points [+]
Producer Prices Change 5.44 6.44 6.74 -2.80 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.57 0.61 3.20 -1.20 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 October of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.06 8.04 31.50 3.18 2005 - 2017 percent Monthly
2009M2=100, NSA




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