The annual inflation rate in Kenya fell for the second straight month to 5.80% in November of 2021, from 6.45% in October. It was the lowest rate since April, mainly due to a slowdown in prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (9.92% vs 10.60% in October); transport (8.14% vs 8.15%); health (1.31% vs 2.32%); education services (1.50% vs 1.86%) and restaurants and accommodation services (0.48% vs 1.56%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.45%, down from a 0.51% rise in the previous month. source: Kenya National Bureau of Statistics

Inflation Rate in Kenya averaged 8.97 percent from 2005 until 2021, 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. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2021.

Inflation Rate in Kenya is expected to be 5.60 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Kenya Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 5.00 percent in 2022 and 4.80 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Kenya Inflation Rate


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-10-29 12:00 PM Oct 6.45% 6.91% 7.1%
2021-11-30 02:00 PM Nov 5.8% 6.45% 5.3% 5.5%
2022-01-28 02:20 PM Jan 5.8%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Inflation Rate 5.80 6.45 percent Nov/21
Consumer Price Index CPI 117.20 116.67 points Nov/21
Food Inflation 9.92 10.60 percent Nov/21
Inflation Rate Mom 0.45 0.51 percent Nov/21
Producer Prices Change 6.02 4.92 percent Jun/21
Producer Prices 107.70 106.04 points Jun/21

News Stream
Kenya November Inflation Rate at 7-Month Low
The annual inflation rate in Kenya fell for the second straight month to 5.80% in November of 2021, from 6.45% in October. It was the lowest rate since April, mainly due to a slowdown in prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (9.92% vs 10.60% in October); transport (8.14% vs 8.15%); health (1.31% vs 2.32%); education services (1.50% vs 1.86%) and restaurants and accommodation services (0.48% vs 1.56%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.45%, down from a 0.51% rise in the previous month.
2021-11-30
Kenya Annual Inflation Rate Slows in October
The annual inflation rate in Kenya edged down to 6.45% in October of 2021, easing from 6.91% in September, which was the highest rate since February of 2020. Inflation slowed mainly for transport (8.15 percent vs 9.21 percent in September); housing & utilities (5.8 percent vs 6.08 percent); restaurants & hotels (1.56 percent vs 3.1 percent); and furnishing (3.95 percent vs 4.6 percent). At the same time, inflation remained barely unchanged for food & non-alcoholic beverages (at 10.6 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices ticked up 0.51 percent, the most in six months.
2021-10-29
Kenya September Inflation Rate at Over 1-1/2-Year High
The annual inflation rate in Kenya accelerated for the fifth straight month to 6.91% in September of 2021, from 6.57% in August and above market forecasts of 6.8%. It is the highest rate since February of 2020, mainly attributable to prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (10.63% vs 10.67% in August) and transport (9.21% vs 7.93%), following recent sharp hikes in prices of fuels, namely gasoline. On a monthly basis, consumer prices inched up 0.32%, the most in five months.
2021-09-30

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.