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

Consumer prices in Kenya increased 4.73 percent year-on-year in November of 2017, easing from a 5.72 percent rise in the previous month and below market expectations of 5.5 percent gain. It was the lowest inflation rate since May 2013 amid a slowdown in food cost, mostly due to more favorable weather conditions. Higher prices were recorded for housing utilities, due to rising house rents, electricity and other cooking fuels. Inflation Rate in Kenya averaged 10.16 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 Eases to 4.73%


Consumer prices in Kenya increased 4.73 percent year-on-year in November of 2017, easing from a 5.72 percent rise in the previous month and below market expectations of 5.5 percent gain. It was the lowest inflation rate since May 2013 amid a slowdown in food cost, mostly due to more favorable weather conditions. Higher prices were recorded for housing utilities, due to rising house rents, electricity and other cooking fuels.

Compared to November of 2016, prices rose at a softer pace for food and non-alcoholic beverages (5.79 percent from 8.47 percent); furnishings and household equipment (3.02 percent from 3.19 percent) and restaurant and hotels (5.89 percent from 5.96 percent). Also, cost of clothing and footwear slowed marginally to 2.91 percent compared to 2.92 percent. Prices rose at the same pace as in the previous month for education (3.14 percent). On the contrary, inflation went up for housing and utilities (5.27 from 3.58); transport (3.81 percent from 3.78 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (3.61 percent from 3.29 percent) and communication (0.45 percent from 0.40 percent).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices decreased 0.23 percent, less than a 0.63 percent fall in the previous month. Cost declined slower for food and non-alcoholic beverages (-1.33 percent from -1.78 percent), namely carrots, cabbages, tomatoes and spinach. Cost of transport slowed to 0.58 percent, compared to 0.86 percent, although prices of diesel increased to 4.12 percent from 2.22 percent. In contrast, cost of housing utilities increased to 1.74 percent from 0.47 percent, mostly due to higher prices of electricity (4.96 percent from 4.06 percent). 

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics | Marta Dubiel | marta.dubiel@tradingeconomics.com
12/1/2017 5:28:08 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-09-29 11:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 7.06% 8.04% 8.2%
2017-10-31 10:45 AM Inflation Rate YoY 5.72% 7.06% 6.73% 6.8%
2017-11-30 12:30 PM Inflation Rate YoY 4.73% 5.72% 5.5% 5.4%
2017-12-27 12:30 PM Inflation Rate YoY 4.73%
2018-01-31 01:20 PM Inflation Rate YoY
2018-02-28 01:55 PM Inflation Rate YoY


Kenya Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 4.73 5.72 31.50 3.18 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 182.08 182.50 187.64 99.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 5.79 8.47 26.20 1.44 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.23 -0.63 3.20 -1.20 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 [+]


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 December of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.73 5.72 31.50 3.18 2005 - 2017 percent Monthly
2009M2=100, NSA




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