The annual inflation rate in Kenya fell to 4.36 percent in July 2020 from 4.59 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest jobless rate since September last year, as prices eased for food & non-alcoholic beverages (6.6 percent from 8.1 percent in June); housing & utilities (1.1 percent from 1.4 percent); restaurants & hotels (1.5 percent from 1.9 percent); furnishings & household equipment (1.12 percent vs 1.33 percent); alcoholic beverages & tobacco (5.9 percent from 6.8 percent); and recreation & culture (2.8 percent from 3 percent). In contrast, cost advanced further for transport (11.1 percent from 6.9 percent); education (1.9 percent from 1.1 percent) and health (1.8 percent from 1.3 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.08 percent, rebounding from a 0.31 percent drop in the prior month.

Inflation Rate in Kenya averaged 9.25 percent from 2005 until 2020, 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 August of 2020. source: Kenya National Bureau of Statistics

Inflation Rate in Kenya is expected to be 5.80 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Kenya to stand at 5.10 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Kenya Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 5.20 percent in 2021 and 5.30 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Kenya Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.36 4.59 31.50 3.18 2005 - 2020 percent Monthly
2019M2=100, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-04-30 11:15 AM Apr 5.62% 5.51% 6%
2020-05-29 11:15 AM May 5.47% 5.62% 5.4%
2020-06-30 01:00 PM Jun 4.59% 5.47% 5.4%
2020-07-30 12:20 PM Jul 4.36% 4.59% 5.6%
2020-08-31 09:30 AM Aug 4.36%
2020-09-30 10:00 AM Sep 5.8%
2020-10-30 09:25 AM Oct
2020-11-30 09:00 AM Nov


News Stream
Kenya Inflation Rate Slows to 10-Month Low in July
The annual inflation rate in Kenya fell to 4.36 percent in July 2020 from 4.59 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest jobless rate since September last year, as prices eased for food & non-alcoholic beverages (6.6 percent from 8.1 percent in June); housing & utilities (1.1 percent from 1.4 percent); restaurants & hotels (1.5 percent from 1.9 percent); furnishings & household equipment (1.12 percent vs 1.33 percent); alcoholic beverages & tobacco (5.9 percent from 6.8 percent); and recreation & culture (2.8 percent from 3 percent). In contrast, cost advanced further for transport (11.1 percent from 6.9 percent); education (1.9 percent from 1.1 percent) and health (1.8 percent from 1.3 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.08 percent, rebounding from a 0.31 percent drop in the prior month.
2020-07-30
Kenya June Inflation Rate at 9-Month Low of 4.6%
The annual inflation rate in Kenya edged down to 4.59 percent in June of 2020 from 5.47 percent in the prior month. That was the lowest inflation rate since last September, as prices slowed further for food & non-alcoholic beverages (8.15 percent vs 10.55 percent in May); housing & utilities (1.4 percent vs 2.6 percent) and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (6.8 percent vs 8 percent). Meanwhile, inflation edged higher mostly for transport (6.9 percent vs 5.2 percent) and recreation & culture (3 percent vs 1.5 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices dropped 0.31 percent, after increasing 0.63 percent in the previous month.
2020-06-30
Kenya May Inflation Rate at 7-Month Low of 5.47%
The annual inflation rate in Kenya dropped to 5.47 percent in May of 2020 from 5.62 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest inflation rate since last October. Prices slowed mostly for food & non-alcoholic beverages (10.55 percent vs 11.58 percent in Apil); transport (5.20 percent vs 5.46 percent); restaurants & hotels (1.87 percent vs 2.75 percent) and personal care, social protection and miscellaneous goods and services (1.86 percent vs 2.38 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.63 percent, slowing from a 0.86 percent rise in the prior month.
2020-05-29
Kenya April Inflation Rate Edges Up to 5.62%
The annual inflation rate in Kenya rose to 5.62 percent in April of 2020 from a downwardly revised 5.51 percent in the previous month. Main upward pressure came from prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (11.58 percent); transport (5.46 percent) and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (7.08 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices inched up 0.86 percent, after an upwardly revised 0.19 percent increase in the previous month.
2020-04-30

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.