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Kenya - Inflation

Inflation edges down in October from September’s 11-month high

Consumer prices fell 0.79% over the previous month in October, contrasting a 1.02% month-on-month increase in September. Nine out of the 12 sub-components saw rise in prices, two recorded lower prices, while the remaining one came in flat. The downturn was spearheaded by a decline in the prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages, although partially offset by a sharp rise in communication costs. Meanwhile, prices for education remained stable from the previous month.

Inflation edged down to 5.5% in October from September’s 11-month high of 5.7%. Although moderating from the previous month, inflation was kept elevated by a steep rise in fuel and transport costs. Nonetheless, it remained within the Central Bank’s medium-term target range of 2.5%–7.5%. Meanwhile, annual average inflation in October remained at September’s 4.5%.

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect inflation to average 6.0% in 2019, which is unchanged from last month’s forecast. For 2020, the panel sees inflation averaging 5.9%.

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

Kenya Facts

ValueChangeDate
Bond Yield12.600.0 %Nov 09
Exchange Rate102.20.05 %Nov 09
Stock Market0.10.0 %Nov 09

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