Leading Economic Indicators January 2013

Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 1.02 per cent from 134.25 points in December 2012 to 135.62 points in January 2013. The overall rate of inflation increased to 3.67 per cent from 3.20 per cent in the same period.

The Kenyan Shilling appreciated against worlds’ major currencies; the Sterling Pound, the Japanese Yen, the South African rand and Tanzanian shilling to exchange at an average of KSh 138.589, 139.019, 96.289, 9.7006 and 18.4452 respectively, as at the end of January 2013. However, the shilling depreciated against the US dollar, Euro and the Ugandan shilling.

The average yield rate for the 91-day Treasury bills, which is a benchmark for the general trend of interest rates, decreased from 8.25 per cent in December 2012 to 8.097 in January 2013. The inter-bank rates remained at 5.89 during the period. The Nairobi Stock Exchange share index (NSE 20) increased from 4,133 points in December 2012 to 4,417 points in Jan 2013, while the total number of shares traded rose substantially by 12.3 per cent from 462 million shares traded to 519 million shares traded during the same period.

The total value of shares traded at the NSE increased from KSh 7.6 billion to KSh 8.5 billion. Broad money supply (M3), a key indicator for monetary policy formulation, expanded from KSh 1,727.3 billion in December 2012 to 1,729.6 billion in January 2013. In contrast, Money and quasi-money (M2) decreased from KSh 1,469.0 billion to KSh 1,455.7 billion over the same period. Gross Foreign Exchange Reserves and Net Foreign Exchange Reserves inflated to 635.1 billion and KSh 349.6 billion respectively, over the same period. Read More

Proposed Surveys

  1. Financial access survey
  2. Inbound outbound survey
  3. Survey on expansion of coverage of financial institutions
  4. Agriculture and livestock survey
  5. Annual survey on industrial production
  6. Building and construction survey
  7. Child labour survey
  8. Integrated survey of enterprises
  9. Integrated time use survey
  10. Labour force survey
  11. Survey of quarrying and mining

Foreign Investment Survey (FIS) 2013

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) in collaboration with Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) and Kenya Investment Authority (KenInvest) is conducting the Foreign Investment Survey 2013 (FIS2013) from February to April 2013. Foreign Investment Survey will be administered to sampled enterprises in Kenya with international transactions. The survey seeks to measure and monitor national statistics on stocks and flows of inward and outward foreign investments during calendar years 2009, 2010 and 2011. The survey will also capture information on investor perceptions on the business environment that might affect decision making for investment and business activity.
The specific objectives of the survey are to:

•    Provide necessary information to guide policy response to private capital flows;
•    Collect data for assessment of investors’ perception of the investment climate with a view to identifying ways to improve it;
•    Facilitate the harmonization of Balance of Payments Statistics with other East African Community (EAC) partner states;
•    Facilitate compliance with international standards in data monitoring and presentation and;
•    Provide quality information for international institutions and researchers.

Given the technical nature of the data required, it will be necessary for the information to be provided by Chief Executive Officers or equivalent in cooperation with the Finance Manager, Accountant or equivalent.

The findings from FIS2013 will have considerable advantages to stakeholders both in the public and private sectors, which include:

•    A national database of stocks and flows of inward and outward foreign investment and related financial instruments for the reference periods 2009, 2010 and 2011;
•    Improved quality of Balance of Payments Statistics that meets international standards;
•    Availability of data for compilation of the International Investment Position (IIP);
•    Information on the direction of foreign direct investment and other investments;
•    Information on investor perception of the investment climate in the country and;
•    Useful information to international institutions and researchers to facilitate research on topical issues.

In case of any queries, you may contact us through the following addresses;

directorgeneral@knbs.or.ke or FIS2013@knbs.or.ke  or Telephone: +254 20 317 583/6/8





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