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

The annual inflation rate in Kenya rose to 4.35 percent in July of 2018 from a 4.28 percent June, reaching its highest level since February. Prices increased faster mostly due to housing and utilities and transport. On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.89 percent in July, unchanged from the previous month. Inflation Rate in Kenya averaged 9.84 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.

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Kenya Inflation Rate Rises to 4.35% YoY in July


The annual inflation rate in Kenya rose to 4.35 percent in July of 2018 from a 4.28 percent June, reaching its highest level since February. Prices increased faster mostly due to housing and utilities and transport. On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.89 percent in July, unchanged from the previous month.

Year-on-year, cost advanced further for housing & utilities (14.40 percent compared to 14.17 percent in June); transport (8.45 percent compared to 7.47 percent); furnishings and household equipment (4.66 percent compared to 4.64 percent); health (6.18 percent compared to 4.22 percent) and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (2.86 percent compared to 2.77 percent). On the other hand, cost slowed for food and non-alcoholic beverages (0.53 percent compared to 0.90 percent); clothing & footwear (4.10 percent compared to 4.17 percent); restaurants & hotels (4.75 percent compared to 4.77 percent); miscellanous goods & services (4.01 percent compared to 4.12 percent); communications (0.82 percent compared to 0.85 percent) and recreation & culture (1.45 percent compared to 1.52 percent). Also, inflation was steady for education (5.11 percent, the same as in June).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices declined 0.89 percent, the same as in the previous month. Prices decreased for food & non-alcoholic beverages (-2.40 percent compared to -2.20 percent), driven by a drop in prices of some foodstuffs, mainly tomatoes  (-21.67 percent), maize grain loose (-3.04 percent) and beans (-1.74 percent). Additionally, cost eased for housing & utilities (0.12 percent compared to 0.52 percent). In contrast, cost of transport went up at a faster pace (0.62 percent compared to 0.37 percent), boosted by an increase in the pump price of petrol (3.10 percent).


Kenya National Bureau of Statistics | Stefanie Moya | stefanie.moya@tradingeconomics.com
8/1/2018 9:17:35 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-05-31 07:40 AM Inflation Rate YoY 3.95% 3.73% 4.0%
2018-06-29 09:40 AM Inflation Rate YoY 4.28% 3.95% 5.3% 3.9%
2018-07-31 02:20 PM Inflation Rate YoY 4.35% 4.28% 4.5%
2018-08-31 12:20 PM Inflation Rate YoY 4.35% 4.6%
2018-09-28 11:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 4.7%
2018-10-31 10:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY 4.8%


Kenya Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 4.35 4.28 31.50 3.18 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 191.59 193.31 195.05 99.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 0.53 0.90 26.20 0.26 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.89 -0.89 3.20 -1.20 percent [+]
Producer Prices 120.20 119.38 120.20 100.00 Index points [+]
Producer Prices Change 0.65 1.53 6.77 -2.76 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 August of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.35 4.28 31.50 3.18 2005 - 2018 percent Monthly
2009M2=100, NSA




inflation rate by Country
Country Last
Australia 2.10 Jun/18
Brazil 4.48 Jul/18
Canada 3.00 Jul/18
China 2.10 Jul/18
Euro Area 2.10 Jul/18
France 2.30 Jul/18
Germany 2.00 Jul/18
India 4.17 Jul/18
Indonesia 3.18 Jul/18
Italy 1.50 Jul/18
Japan 0.70 Jun/18
Mexico 4.81 Jul/18
Netherlands 2.10 Jul/18
Russia 2.50 Jul/18
South Korea 1.50 Jul/18
Spain 2.20 Jul/18
Switzerland 1.20 Jul/18
Turkey 15.85 Jul/18
United Kingdom 2.50 Jul/18
United States 2.90 Jul/18


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