The annual inflation rate in Kenya rose for the third straight month to 5.62 percent in December of 2020, its highest level since April. Main upward pressure came from prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (7.19 percent vs 6.09 percent in November); transport (13.21 percent vs 12.87 percent); restaurants & hotels (5.48 percent vs 5.23 percent) and health (4.53 percent vs 4.17 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 0.98 percent, after increasing 1.19 percent in the previous month. source: Kenya National Bureau of Statistics

Inflation Rate in Kenya averaged 9.13 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 January of 2021.

Inflation Rate in Kenya is expected to be 5.70 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
5.62 5.46 31.50 3.18 2005 - 2020 percent Monthly
2019M2=100, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
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 02:30 PM Nov 5.46% 4.84% 4.9%
2020-12-31 02:00 PM Dec 5.62% 5.46% 5.7%
2021-01-29 02:00 PM Jan 5.62%
2021-02-26 02:00 PM Feb
2021-03-31 11:00 AM Mar
2021-04-30 11:15 AM Apr


News Stream
Kenya December Inflation Rate Hits 8-Month High
The annual inflation rate in Kenya rose for the third straight month to 5.62 percent in December of 2020, its highest level since April. Main upward pressure came from prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (7.19 percent vs 6.09 percent in November); transport (13.21 percent vs 12.87 percent); restaurants & hotels (5.48 percent vs 5.23 percent) and health (4.53 percent vs 4.17 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices were up 0.98 percent, after increasing 1.19 percent in the previous month.
2020-12-31
Kenya November Inflation Rate Hits 7-Month High
The annual inflation rate in Kenya rose to 5.46 percent in November of 2020 from 4.84 percent in the prior month, reaching its highest level since April. Main upward pressure came from prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (6.09 percent vs 5.76 percent in October); transport (12.87 percent vs 13.54 percent); restaurants & hotels (5.23 percent vs 4.14 percent) and health (4.17 percent vs 3.04 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices inched up 1.19 percent, the most since February, after increasing 0.95 percent in the previous month.
2020-11-30
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 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.