Kenya National Bureau of Statistics hereby releases monthly Consumer Price Indices (CPI) and rates of inflation, for February, 2018. These numbers were generated by conducting a survey of retail prices for a basket of household consumption goods and services, during the second and third weeks of the month under review. The prices were obtained from selected retail outlets in 25 data collection zones spread across Nairobi and 13 other urban centers.
The CPI increased by 1.36 per cent from 185.47 in January 2018 to 188.00 in February 2018. The overall year on year inflation stood at 4.46 per cent in February 2018.
The Leading Economic Indicators highlights trends in Consumer Price Indices (CPI) and inflation, interest rates, exchange rates, international trade, agriculture, energy, manufacturing, building and construction, tour-ism and transport.
The total number of visitors arriving through Jomo Kenyatta (JKIA) and Moi International Airports (MIA) in-creased to 105,862 in December 2017 from 72,573 in November 2017.
The number of passengers who landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) increased from 179,477 in October 2017 to 179,549 in November 2017, while passengers who embarked decreased from 108,770 persons to 108,757 persons in the same period.
The total number of vehicles registered increased to 23,264 in December 2017 from 22,954 in November 2017. 14,013 motorcycles and 5,800 station wagons were registered during the month of December 2017.
The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics has launched the Women and Men in Kenya booklet which provides facts and figures on the status of women and men in Kenya.The booklet represents indicators focusing on population, health, education, employment, governance, domestic violence, decision-making, and Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).
Speaking during the launch, KNBS Director General Mr. Zachary Mwangi said that the Bureau believes data should be relevant to the needs of users, accurate and widely disseminated in a timely manner. It should also be easily accessible to all, for use in informing the efforts of building the nation.
Mr Mwangi said “The need for and use of quality data is critical in planning and improving delivery of services. The Bureau thus places greater value on strengthening its statistical management systems to continuously improve the quality of statistics provided through promoting the use of best practices and methods in the production of statistical information across the National Statistical System.