Population : 51,525,602 (Mid 2023) ——— CPI : 5.0% April 2024 ——— PPI : 10.49% Q4, 2023 ——— GDP Growth : 5.6% Economic Survey, 2024 ——— Poverty Rate : 38.6% (2021 Headcount)

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics

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At the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, our mission is clear: We exist to provide, manage and promote quality statistics on Kenya’s society and economy through utilization of best practices for data-driven decision making.

Population

51,525,602

Population projection as of mid-2023.

GDP Growth

5.6%

2024 Economic Survey.

Inflation Rate (CPI)

5.1%

Per cent Inflation, in May 2024. 

Poverty Rate

38.6%

2021 Overall Poverty Headcount Rate.

BOP

KSh -122.5B

BOP – Current Account Balance, Quarter 3, 2023.

Inflation Rate (PPI)

10.49%

Producer Price Index, Fourth quarter, 2023.

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Kenya's Data At A Glance

Various facts and figures about Kenya at a glance

Gender Distribution

The total population of Kenya in 2019 split between males (23,548,100) and females (24,014,700), highlighting the gender composition of the population.

Population Density

The population density of Kenya in 2019 was of 82 people per square kilometer reveals how densely or sparsely populated different regions of the country are.

Total Households

As of 2019, there was a total of 12,143,900 households, and the average household size was 3.9 people.

Trade

The volume of trade declined from KSh 333.8 billion in February 2024 to KSh 306.2 billion in March 2024.

Export

The total export value decreased from KSh 107.4 billion in February to KSh 97.9 billion in March 2024.

Imports

The total import value decreased from KSh 226.4 billion in February 2024 to KSh 208.2 in March.

Public Finance

National government revenue, including grants, is predicted to increase by 14.9% to KSh 2,562.1 billion in 2022/23, with tax accounting for 87.9% of the total.

Money Banking

Overall credit advanced by commercial banks and non-bank financial organizations increased by 12.3% to KSh 6,218 billion as of the end of December 2022. 

International Scene

Global real GDP growth slowed to 3.4 percent in 2022, down from 6.0 percent in 2021. The reduced growth was caused by post-COVID-19 tightening of monetary policy in most countries among other factors increased oil and food costs.

Tea Production

Tea production decreased from 58,966.9 MT in January 2024, to 55,447.3 MT in February 2024.

Horticultural Exports

The volume of exported cut flowers decreased from 12,841.9 MT in November 2023 to 4,684.6 MT in December 2023, accompanied by a corresponding decrease in value from KSh 9.5 billion to KSh 3.2 billion. 

Coffee Exports

The quantity of exported coffee increased from 2,745.2 MT in February 2024 to 4,291.3 MT in March 2024, with a corresponding increase in value from KSh 2.1 billion to KSh 3.3 billion, during the same period.

International Visitors Arrival

International visitor arrivals increased from 871.3 thousand in 2021 to 1,541.0 thousand in 2022

National Parks and Game Reserves

The number of visitors to national parks and game reserves increased by 69.1 per cent to 2,543.0 thousand in 2022.

Hotel Bed-Occupancy

Hotel bed-nights occupancy rose by 27.0 per cent to 7,009.0 thousand in 2022.

Statistical Releases

Kenya's Statistical Releases

Explore high frequency monthly and quarterly statistics

Access the Monthly Leading Economic Indicators, Monthly Consumer Price Index, Quarterly Gross Domestic Product, Quarterly Producer Price Index, Quarterly Construction Input Price Index, Quarterly Balance of Payments and Gross County Products statistics here.

Leading Economic Indicators

Leading Economic Indicators provide predictive insights into an economy's future direction by monitoring data such as, stock market performance, and consumer sentiment.

CPI and Inflation Rates

Consumer Price Indices (CPI) and Inflation Rates measure changes in the cost of a basket of goods and services and the resulting inflation or deflation in an economy.

Producer Price Indices

Producer Price Indices track changes in the prices received by producers for their output and can indicate potential future changes in consumer prices.

Quarterly GDP Reports

Quarterly GDP Reports provide data on an economy's total output, helping assess its growth or contraction over specific time periods.

Quarterly BOP Reports

Quarterly Balance of Payments (BOP) Reports summarize a country's economic transactions with the rest of the world, including trade balances and financial flows.

Gross County Product

Gross County Product (GCP) measures the economic output of a specific county or local area, aiding in regional economic assessments and development planning.

Publications

KNBS Publications

Periodic reports covering various aspects of the Kenyan economy

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) is mandated to collect, compile analyze, publish and disseminate official statistics for public use. The KNBS publications cover a wide array of topics such as; health, the economy, poverty, foreign investment, industries, food and nutrition and much more.

The KNBS publications are released periodically for consumption by the public and also aid both public and private institutions in strategic planning and decision making.

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