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

Consumer prices in Kenya increased 3.73 percent year-on-year in April of 2018, easing from a 4.18 percent rise in the previous month and below market consensus of 3.9 percent. It was the lowest inflation rate since January of 2013, as prices slowed for food and non-alcoholic beverages amid good weather conditions and the strengthening of the currency. Inflation Rate in Kenya averaged 9.94 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 Lowest Since 2013


Consumer prices in Kenya increased 3.73 percent year-on-year in April of 2018, easing from a 4.18 percent rise in the previous month. It was the lowest inflation rate since January of 2013, as prices slowed for food and non-alcoholic beverages amid good weather conditions and the strengthening of the currency.

Compared to April of 2017, prices eased for food and non-alcoholic beverages (0.26 percent from 2.19 percent in March); restaurant and hotels (6.04 percent from 6.61 percent) and communication (0.79 percent from 0.81 percent). In contrast, cost advanced further for housing and utilities (11.80 percent from 8.98 percent); transport (7.01 percent from 6.61 percent); clothing and footwear (4.09 percent from 3.85 percent) and furnishings and household equipment (4.61 percent from 4.25 percent). Also, prices went up faster for miscellaneous goods and services (4.74 percent from 4.61 percent) and education (5.09 percent from 5.08 percent).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 1.35 percent, after rising 1.39 percent in the prior month. Prices increased at a softer pace for housing and utilities (3.24 percen from 3.78 percent), mostly due to a decrese in kerosene prices (-0.94 percent). On the other hand, cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages continued to rise (1.59 percent from 1.54 percent), namely some foodstuffs and cost of transport rebounded (0.16 percent from -0.06 percent).


Kenya National Bureau of Statistics | Stefanie Moya |
4/30/2018 4:44:09 PM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-02-28 01:55 PM Inflation Rate YoY 4.46% 4.83% 4.5%
2018-03-29 02:15 PM Inflation Rate YoY 4.18% 4.46% 4.30% 4.2%
2018-04-30 12:35 PM Inflation Rate YoY 3.73% 4.18% 3.9% 3.9%
2018-05-31 12:35 PM Inflation Rate YoY 3.73% 4.0%
2018-06-29 02:30 PM Inflation Rate YoY 3.9%
2018-07-31 12:40 PM Inflation Rate YoY 3.6%


Kenya Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 3.73 4.18 31.50 3.18 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 193.18 190.62 193.18 99.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 0.26 2.19 26.20 0.26 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 1.35 1.39 3.20 -1.20 percent [+]
Producer Prices 119.38 119.03 119.52 100.00 Index points [+]
Producer Prices Change 1.53 3.18 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 May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.73 4.18 31.50 3.18 2005 - 2018 percent Monthly
2009M2=100, NSA




inflation rate by Country
Country Last
Australia 1.90 Mar/18
Brazil 2.76 Apr/18
Canada 2.20 Apr/18
China 1.80 Apr/18
Euro Area 1.20 Apr/18
France 1.60 Apr/18
Germany 1.60 Apr/18
India 4.58 Apr/18
Indonesia 3.41 Apr/18
Italy 0.50 Apr/18
Japan 0.60 Apr/18
Mexico 4.55 Apr/18
Netherlands 0.90 Apr/18
Russia 2.40 Apr/18
South Korea 1.60 Apr/18
Spain 1.10 Apr/18
Switzerland 0.80 Apr/18
Turkey 10.85 Apr/18
United Kingdom 2.40 Apr/18
United States 2.50 Apr/18


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