Kenya Inflation Rate Falls to 6.86% in February

Kenyan annual inflation rate decreased to 6.86 percent in February, slowing from 7.21 percent in the previous month, as Food and Transport prices rose at a slower pace.

The highest changes on a yearly basis were reported for prices of Recreation & Culture (+12.69 percent), Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages (+9.14 percent compared with 10.14 percent in January of 2014), Alcoholic Beverages, Tobacco & Narcotics (+7.68 percent) and Restaurant & Hotels (+6.87 percent).

Transport prices slowed from 6.77 percent in January 2014 to 6.42 percent in February. The cost of Communication decreased by 2.99 percent.

Compared to the previous month, the CPI rose slightly to 0.38 percent with prices of Education (+1.05 percent), Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and other Fuels (+0.70 percent) and Recreation & Culture (+0.64 percent) increasing the most.

Kenya Inflation Rate Falls to 6.86% in February

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics | Isabel Felino |
2/28/2014 3:29:45 PM