The annual inflation rate in Kenya rose to 6.57 percent in August of 2021 from an upwardly revised 6.55 percent in July, the highest rate since February 2020 but still within the central bank’s target of 2.5 percent to 7.5 percent. Main upward pressure came from prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (10.67 percent vs 8.84 percent in July), of which cabbages, spinach and oranges; transport (7.93 percent vs 10.33 percent) and housing & utilities (5.07 percent vs 8.84 percent), amid recent hikes in cooking fuel and electricity prices, as well as house rentals. On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 0.2 percent, similar to the previous month. source: Kenya National Bureau of Statistics

Inflation Rate in Kenya averaged 9.01 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 September of 2021.

Inflation Rate in Kenya is expected to be 6.00 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

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.57 6.55 31.50 3.18 2005 - 2021 percent Monthly
2019M2=100, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-05-31 02:00 PM May 5.87% 5.76% 5.8%
2021-06-30 12:30 PM Jun 6.32% 5.87% 6%
2021-07-30 10:15 AM Jul 6.44% 6.32% 6.5%
2021-08-31 02:00 PM Aug 6.57% 6.55% 6.5%
2021-09-30 02:00 PM Sep 6.57%
2021-10-29 12:00 PM Oct
2021-11-30 09:00 AM Nov


News Stream
Kenya August Inflation rate Quickens to 1-½-Year High
The annual inflation rate in Kenya rose to 6.57 percent in August of 2021 from an upwardly revised 6.55 percent in July, the highest rate since February 2020 but still within the central bank’s target of 2.5 percent to 7.5 percent. Main upward pressure came from prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (10.67 percent vs 8.84 percent in July), of which cabbages, spinach and oranges; transport (7.93 percent vs 10.33 percent) and housing & utilities (5.07 percent vs 8.84 percent), amid recent hikes in cooking fuel and electricity prices, as well as house rentals. On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 0.2 percent, similar to the previous month.
2021-08-31
Kenya July Inflation Rate Hits 17-Month High
The annual inflation rate in Kenya surged rose to 6.44 percent in July of 2021 from 6.32 percent in June, reaching its highest level since February 2020. Main upward pressure came from prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (8.84 percent vs 8.46 percent) and housing & utilities (6.03 percent vs 4.25 percent). Meantime, inflation slowed for transport (10.33 percent vs 14.71 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.2 percent, following a 0.1 percent uptick in June.
2021-07-30
Kenya June Inflation Rate Picks Up to 15-Month HIgh
The annual inflation rate in Kenya rose to 6.32 percent in June of 2021 from 5.87 percent in May, reaching its highest level since February of 2020. Main upward pressure came from prices of transport (14.71 percent vs 16.76 percent in May); food & non-alcoholic beverages (8.46 percent vs 7.02 percent); housing & utilities (4.25 percent vs 3.22 percent) and health (4.56 percent vs 4.30 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.1 percent, after a 0.2 percent increase in the prior month.
2021-06-30
Kenya May Inflation Rate Up to 5.87%
The annual inflation rate in Kenya rose to 5.87% in May of 2021 from 5.76% in the prior month, mainly due to prices of transport (16.76% vs 17.19% in April) and food & non-alcoholic beverages (7.02% vs 6.42%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.20%, down from a 0.82% increase in the previous month.
2021-05-31

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.