The annual inflation rate in Kenya rose to 4.84% in October of 2020 from 4.20% in the prior month, reaching the highest level since May. Main upward pressure came from prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (5.76% vs 5.18% in September); transport (13.54 % vs 12.95%); restaurants & hotels (4.14% vs 2.78%) and housing & utilities (2.82% vs 2.18%). On a monthly basis, consume prices inched up 0.95%, after being flat in the previous month. source: Kenya National Bureau of Statistics

Inflation Rate in Kenya averaged 9.17 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 November of 2020.

Inflation Rate in Kenya is expected to be 5.00 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 5.20 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
4.84 4.20 31.50 3.18 2005 - 2020 percent Monthly
2019M2=100, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-07-30 12:20 PM Jul 4.36% 4.59% 5.6%
2020-08-31 03:00 PM Aug 4.36% 4.36% 5%
2020-09-30 02:00 PM Sep 4.2% 4.36% 4.2%
2020-10-30 12:00 PM Oct 4.84% 4.2% 4%
2020-11-30 12:00 PM Nov 4.84% 4.9%
2021-02-01 10:30 AM Jan
2021-03-01 11:00 AM Feb
2021-03-31 11:00 AM Mar


News Stream
Kenya October Inflation Rate at 5-Month High of 4.84%
The annual inflation rate in Kenya rose to 4.84% in October of 2020 from 4.20% in the prior month, reaching the highest level since May. Main upward pressure came from prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (5.76% vs 5.18% in September); transport (13.54 % vs 12.95%); restaurants & hotels (4.14% vs 2.78%) and housing & utilities (2.82% vs 2.18%). On a monthly basis, consume prices inched up 0.95%, after being flat in the previous month.
2020-10-30
Kenya September Inflation Rate at 1-Year Low of 4.2%
The annual inflation rate in Kenya fell to 4.2% in September of 2020 from 4.36% in the previous month. It was the softest inflation rate since September of last year, as prices slowed mostly for food & non-alcoholic beverages (5.18% vs 5.43% in August); alcoholic beverages, tobacco & narcotics (4.33% vs 5.03%); clothing & footwear (1.78% vs 2.03%) and health (1.77% vs 2.31%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were flat, after increasing 0.2% in the previous month.
2020-09-30
Kenya August Inflation Rate Steady at 10-Month Low
The annual inflation rate in Kenya stood at a ten-month low of 4.36 percent in August of 2020, unchanged from July. Prices remained little-changed for clothing & footwear (2.03% vs 2.08% in July); furnishings (1.20% vs 1.12%); recreation & culture (2.88% vs 2.81%) and miscellaneous goods & services (2.15% vs 2.11%). Also, inflation slowed for food & non-alcoholic beverages (5.43% vs 6.62%). In contrast, prices advanced faster for transport (13.07% vs 11.12%) and housing & utilities (2.11% vs 1.06%), amid recent hikes in costs of petrol, diesel and kerosene. On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 0.2 percent, after increasing 0.08 percent in the prior month.
2020-08-31
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 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.