Kenya Inflation Rate Increased Slightly in June

Kenyan annual inflation rate rose to 7.03 percent in June of 2015 from 6.87 percent reported in the previous month, mainly due to higher food prices.

Compared to June 2014, food prices increased 13.39 percent, following a 13.2 percent growth in the previous month.

Additional upward pressure came from: housing, water, electricity and gas (+2.01 percent); clothing and footwear (+4.94 percent); furnishings and household equipment (+4.37 percent); miscellaneous goods and services; (+5.33 percent); hotels and restaurants (+5.45 percent). 

In contrast, downward pressure came from transport cost (-3.02 percent).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.29 percent as transport prices increased by 0.86 percent while food and non-alcoholic beverages’ prices decreased by 0.1 percent (compared with +1.06 percent in May).

Kenya Inflation Rate Increased Slightly in June

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics | Yekaterina Guchshina |
6/30/2015 4:12:31 PM