Release of CPI and rates of inflation for May 2017

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics hereby releases Consumer Price Indices (CPI) and rates of inflation for May, 2017. These numbers have been generated using data collected during the second and third weeks of the month under review. Price changes, therefore, experienced in the first or fourth week of the month are not included in the analysis. The prices were obtained from selected retail outlets in 25 data collection zones which are in Nairobi and in 13 other urban centers.

The CPI increased by 0.75 per cent from 186.24 in April 2017 to 187.64 in May 2017. The overall year on year inflation was 11.70 per cent in May 2017.Download CPI and rates of inflation for May 2017

Launch of the 2016 ICT Public Sector and Enterprise Survey Reports

There exists data gaps on access and usage of ICTs in enterprises and public institutions, Therefore, the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) and the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) conducted the 2016 ICT Public Sector and Enterprise Surveys with a view to providing comprehensive information on the availability of ICT infrastructure, access and use of ICTs. The surveys were conducted in the period of February-May 2016

The main objective of the 2016 ICT Public Sector and Enterprise surveys was to measure:
• Access to ICTs and
• Use of ICTs

Specific objectives of the surveys were to:
• Assess the availability of ICTs infrastructure and their applications in enterprises and public institutions;
• Measure the usage of e-commerce in enterprises;
• Measure availability of e-government services in public institutions;
• Assess the existence of ICT policies
• Generate national level ICT baseline indicators for both enterprises and public institutions

The overall inflation rate for the month of April 2017 is 11.48 per cent.

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics hereby releases Consumer Price Indices (CPI) and rates of inflation for April, 2017. 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 which are located in Nairobi and in 13 other urban centers.

The CPI increased by 1.79 per cent from 182.98 in March to 186.24 in April 2017 while overall inflation rate stood at 11.48 per cent in April 2017.

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Launch of the 2016 ICT Public Sector and Enterprise Survey Reports

There exists data gaps on access and usage of ICTs in enterprises and public institutions, Therefore, the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) and the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) conducted the 2016 ICT Public Sector and Enterprise Surveys with a view to providing comprehensive information on the availability of ICT infrastructure, access and use of ICTs. The surveys were conducted in the period of February-May 2016

The main objective of the 2016 ICT Public Sector and Enterprise surveys was to measure:
• Access to ICTs and
• Use of ICTs

Specific objectives of the surveys were to:
• Assess the availability of ICTs infrastructure and their applications in enterprises and public institutions;
• Measure the usage of e-commerce in enterprises;
• Measure availability of e-government services in public institutions;
• Assess the existence of ICT policies
• Generate national level ICT baseline indicators for both enterprises and public institutions

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Enterprise ICT Survey Report 2016 4.76 MB 579 downloads

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Public Sector ICT Survey Report 2016 19.04 MB 762 downloads

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ICT Survey 2016 HIGHLIGHTS 308.17 KB 626 downloads

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Producer price Index First Quarter 2017 has been released

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics hereby releases the Producer Price Index (PPI) for the first quarter of 2017. 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. The first quarter year on year overall producer inflation was 3.39 per cent in March 2017 compared to 2.2 per cent recorded in March 2016.

Census Cartographic Mapping

On behalf of the Kenyan Government, Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) is undertaking preparatory activities that will culminate in conducting the forthcoming 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census enumeration.
Currently, cartographic mapping, which is a process of dividing the whole country into smaller units called enumeration areas, is on-going. The mapping exercise is conducted using smartphones and the information collected will be used to produce enumeration area maps, to facilitate the census.
The KNBS staff in conjunction with chiefs, assistant chiefs and village elders will identify boundaries of each village and chronologically list all the homesteads and households within that village. They will be requesting for information on: names of homesteads, Names of household heads, number of usual members of the households, any agricultural activities and details of both administrative and political units. The activity which will be conducted throughout the country in all administrative units, will run until 2019.
Members of the public are encouraged to corporate and volunteer accurate information to the cartographic mapping team, during the exercise. The information provided will be treated in confidence, as guaranteed by the Statistics Act, 2006.

2017 Economic Survey Launch

Kenya’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is estimated to have expanded by 5.8 per cent in 2016 compared to a revised growth of 5.7 per cent in 2015. Accommodation and food services recorded improved growth of 13.3 per cent in the year under review compared to a contraction of 1.3 per cent in 2015. The other sectors that registered significant improved performance in economic activities were in the information and communication; real estate; and transport and storage. Persistent drought hampered growth in the fourth quarter of 2016 impacting negatively on agriculture and electricity supply. On the other hand, growth in construction; mining and quarrying; and financial and insurance activities decelerated in 2016. From the demand side, growth was buoyed by consumption in both the public and private sector.
Annual average inflation eased to 6.3 per cent in 2016 compared to an average of 6.6 per centin 2015. This was mainly due to decline in prices of transportation; housing and utilities; and communication. The Shilling strengthened against the Pound Sterling, South African Rand, Ugandan Shilling, Tanzanian Shilling and the Rwandan Franc but weakened against the US Dollar, Euro, and the Yen in 2016. The capping of interest rates to a maximum of 4.0 per cent above the Central Bank Rate (CBR) resulted in a significant decline in interest rates during the month of September to 13.84 per cent compared to 16.75 in a similar month in 2015.
Domestic credit slowed from a growth of 20.8 per cent in 2015 to 6.4 per cent in 2016 mainly on account of a decline in credit to the private sector. The current account deficit narrowed to KSh 370.8 billion in 2016 from a deficit of KSh 421.1 billion in 2015. The fiscal deficit in 2016/17 as a percentage of GDP is expected to rise to 9.9 per cent compared to 8.6 per cent in 2015/16.

CPI and rates of inflation for March 2017

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics hereby releases Consumer Price Indices (CPI) and rates of inflation for the month of March, 2017. 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 which are located in Nairobi and in 13 other urban centers.

The CPI increased from 179.98 in February to 182.98 in March 2017. The overall inflation rate stood at 10.28 per cent in March 2017 compared to 6.45 per cent recorded in March 2016

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