Kenya Inflation March 2021


Kenya: Inflation inches up in March

April 1, 2021

Consumer prices rose a seasonally-adjusted 0.40% over the previous month in March, below the 0.70% increase recorded in February. March's result marked the softest rise in prices since September 2020. The result was largely due to higher prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as for housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels, and transport.

Inflation came in at 5.9% in March, which was up from February’s 5.8%. Meanwhile, the trend was unchanged, with annual average inflation coming in at February's 5.2% in March.

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect inflation to average 5.8% in 2021, which is up 0.2 percentage points from last month’s forecast. For 2022, the panel sees inflation averaging 5.5%.

Author:, Junior Economist

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Kenya Inflation March 2021

Note: Month-on-month and year-on-year changes of consumer price index in %.
Source: Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS).

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