CPI and Inflation Rates for January 2016

cpi012016Kenya National Bureau of Statistics hereby releases Consumer Price Indices (CPI) and inflation rates for January, 2016. These numbers have been generated using data collected during the second and third weeks of the month under review.  The  prices  were  obtained  from  selected  retail  outlets  in  25  data collection zones located in Nairobi and 13 other urban centers.

The  CPI  increased  by 0.39  per  cent  from 164.72 in December 2015 to 165.37 in January 2016. The overall inflation rate stood at 7.78 per cent in January 2016. Download CPI and Inflation Rates for January 2016

Leading Economic Indicator December 2015

lei122015The Leading Economic Indicators highlights trends in Consumer Price Indices (CPI) and inflation, interest rates, exchange rates, international trade, agriculture, energy, manufacturing, building and construction, tourism and transport.  

Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased from 162.97 points in November 2015 to 164.72 points in December 2015. The overall rate of inflation went up from 7.32 per cent to 8.01 per cent during the same period. In December 2015, the Kenyan Shilling appreciated against major currencies except the US Dollar, the Euro and the Japanese Yen.

The average yield rate for the 91-day Treasury bills, which is a benchmark for the general trend of interest rates, declined from 12.34 per cent in November 2015 to 9.69 per cent in December 2015. However, the inter-bank rate declined to 5.31 in December 2015 from 8.85 per cent in November 2015.
The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) 20 share index expanded from 4,016 points in November 2015 to 4,040 points in December 2015, while the total number of shares traded increased from 441 million to 474 million shares during the same period. The total value of NSE shares traded expanded from KSh 13.15 billion in November 2015 to KSh 15.11 billion in December 2015.

Broad money supply (M3), a key indicator for monetary policy formulation rose from KSh 2,567.66 billion in October 2015 to KSh 2,593.32  billion in November 2015.
 Gross Foreign Exchange Reserves increased from KSh 958.58 billion in November 2015 to KSh 999.00 billion in December 2015. Net Foreign Exchange Reserves increased from KSh 448.00 billion in November 2015 to KSh 493.53 billion in December 2015.Download Leading Economic Indicator December 2015

2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS)

kdhs2014The 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS) is designed to provide data for monitoring thepopula tion and health situation in Kenya. The 2014 KDHS is the sixth Demographic and Health Survey conducted in Kenya since 1989, and the objective of the survey was to provide reliable estimates of fertility levels, marriage, sexual activity, fertility preferences, family planning methods, breastfeeding practices, nutrition, childhood and maternal mortality, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and domestic violence that can be used by program managers and policymakers to evaluate and improve existing programs. Download Various Kenya Demographic Health Survey 2014 Reports

Download detailed content of KDHS materials from National Data Archive (KeNADA)

 

 

Producer Price Index (PPI) Fourth Quarter 2015

PPI4Q2015Kenya National Bureau of Statistics hereby releases the Producer Price Index (PPI) for the fourth quarter of 2015. Producer Price Index measures the gross changes in the trading price of products on the domestic and non-domestic markets, at all stages of processing. The price changes are measured from the perspective of the producer. The producer prices are collected as at 15th February, 15th May, 15th August and 15th November of the year. These dates correspond to the first, second, third and fourth quarters of the year, respectively.

The Producer Price Indices are grouped according to the International Standards of Industrial Classifications of All Economic Activities (ISIC) Rev 4. As shown in Table 1, the overall producer prices went down marginally by 0.57 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2015 compared to an increase of 4.70 per cent recorded in the third quarter of 2015. The ‘year on year’ PPI inflation rose from 1.6 per cent in December 2014 to December 2015 was 6.74 per cent. Download Producer Price Index (PPI) Fourth Quarter 2015

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