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Inflation rises in November

Consumer prices rose 0.41% over the previous month in November, up from October’s 0.28% increase. The food, transport, and alcoholic beverages, tobacco and narcotics subsectors saw the steepest price increases in the month.

Inflation jumped to 5.6% in November, from October’s 5.0%. Thus, inflation rose above the midpoint of the Central Bank’s 2.5%–7.5% target range. Lastly, annual average inflation was unchanged from October’s 5.2%.

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect inflation to average 5.2% in 2020, which unchanged from last month’s forecast. For 2020, the panel also sees inflation averaging again 5.7%.

Kenya - Inflation Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Inflation Rate (CPI, annual variation in %)5.7  6.9  6.6  6.3  8.0  

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Kenya Inflation
Note: Inflation, annual average variation of consumer price index (CPI) in %.
Source: Kenya National Bureau of Statistics

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Bond Yield12.200.0 %Dec 31
Exchange Rate101.40.05 %Jan 01
Stock Market0.40.0 %Jan 07

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