Consumer Price Indices and Inflation Rates for August 2018

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics hereby releases monthly Consumer Price Indices (CPI) and rates of inflation, for August, 2018. These numbers were generated from a survey of retail prices that targeted a basket of household consumption goods and services. The survey was conducted during the second and third weeks of the month, with prices being obtained from selected retail outlets in 25 data collection zones in Nairobi and in 13 other urban centers.

The CPI increased by 0.31 per cent from 191.59 in July 2018 to 192.18 in August 2018. The overall year on year inflation stood at 4.04 per cent in August 2018.

ADDENDUM : KNBS/ONT/02/2018-2019

Reference is made to the below tender which was advertised on Tuesday, 7th August, 2018 in MY.GOV Publication and was due for close and open on 21st August, 2018 at 10:00 am. Reference is made to the below tender which was advertised on Tuesday, 7th August, 2018 in MY.GOV Publication and was due for close and open on 21st August, 2018 at 10:00 am.

KNBS/ONT/02/2018-2019 Supply, Delivery and Installation of Air Conditioning, Data Center Works, Plumbing & Drainage and Associated Works for the KNBS Leased Office at Real Towers, Upper Hill Area – Nairobi 21st August, 2018 at 10.00am 23rd August, 2018 at 10:00 am.

KNBS wishes to notify all interested Tenderers Participating in the tender, that close and opening of the tender has been pushed to 23rd August, 2018 at 10:00 am and thus all tender should be received on or before 23rd August, 2018 at 10:00 am. This is due to the National Public Holiday (Idd-ul-Azha) falling on the 21st August, 2018.

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Leading Economic Indicator June 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.

Consumer Price Index (CPI) decreased from 195.05 points in May 2018 to 193.31 points in June 2018. The overall rate of in-flation rose from 3.95 per cent to 4.28 per cent during the same period. In June 2018, the Kenyan Shilling appreciated against the major trading currencies except for the US Dollar 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 decreased slightly from 7.96 per cent in May 2018 to 7.23 per cent in June 2018, while the inter-bank rate rose from 4.93 per cent in May 2018 to 5.03 per cent in June 2018.
The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) 20 share index decreased from 3,333 points in May 2018 to 3,286 points in June 2018, while the total number of shares traded dropped from 677 million shares to 453 million shares during the same period. The total value of NSE shares traded decreased from KSh 18.38 billion in May 2018 to KSh 13.69 billion in June 2018.
Broad money supply (M3), a key indicator for monetary policy formulation, increased from KSh 3,122.37 bil-lion in May 2018 to KSh 3,242.94 billion in June 2018. Gross Foreign Exchange Reserves increased from KSh 1,210.28 billion in May 2018 to KSh 1,221.83 billion in June 2018. Net Foreign Exchange Reserves in-creased from KSh 726.45 billion in May 2018 to KSh 760.51 billion in June 2018.

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Consumer Price Indices and Inflation Rates for July 2018

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics hereby releases monthly Consumer Price Indices (CPI) and rates of inflation, for July, 2018. These numbers were generated from a survey of retail prices that targeted a basket of household consumption goods and services. The survey was conducted during the second and third weeks of the month, with prices being obtained from selected retail outlets in 25 data collection zones in Nairobi and in 13 other urban centers.

The CPI decreased by 0.89 per cent from 193.31 in June 2018 to 191.59 in July 2018. The overall year on year inflation stood at 4.35 per cent in July 2018.

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