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Kenya Inflation

Kenya Inflation

Inflation in Kenya

Consumer price inflation in Kenya averaged 6.3% in the ten years leading to 2022, which is below the Sub-Saharan Africa regional average of 9.4%. The 2022 average figure was 7.7%. For more inflation information, visit our dedicated page.

Kenya Inflation Chart

Note: This chart displays Inflation Rate (CPI, annual variation in %) for Kenya from 2014 to 2023.
Source: Central Bureau of Statistics Kenya.

Kenya Inflation Data

2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Inflation (CPI, ann. var. %, aop) 4.7 5.2 5.4 6.1 7.7
Inflation (CPI, ann. var. %, eop) 5.7 7.2 5.6 5.7 9.1

Inflation comes in at highest level since October 2023 in January

Inflation inched up to 6.9% in January from December’s 6.6%, marking the highest inflation rate since October 2023. The result was driven by brisker increases in prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages, clothing, and housing and utilities. Accordingly, the trend pointed up, with annual average inflation ticking down to 7.5% in January (December: 7.7%). Finally, consumer prices rose 0.44% over the previous month in January, accelerating from the 0.38% increase logged in December. January's uptick was the highest reading since October 2023.

Consensus Forecasts and Projections for the next ten years

How should you choose a forecaster if some are too optimistic while others are too pessimistic? FocusEconomics collects Kenyan inflation projections for the next ten years from a panel of 15 analysts at the leading national, regional and global forecast institutions. These projections are then validated by our in-house team of economists and data analysts and averaged to provide one Consensus Forecast you can rely on for each indicator. By averaging all forecasts, upside and downside forecasting errors tend to cancel each other out, leading to the most reliable inflation forecast available for Kenyan inflation.

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