Consumer Price Indices and Inflation Rates for May 2019

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics hereby releases monthly Consumer Price Indices (CPI) and rates of inflation, for May, 2019. These numbers were generated from a survey of retail prices that targeted a basket of household consumption goods and services. The exercise 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 13 other urban centres representing the various regions of the country.

The overall ‘year on year’ inflation in May 2019 stood at 5.49 per cent. In addition, the CPI decreased by 0.07 per cent from 205.90 in April 2019 to 205.77 in May 2019. Consumer Price Indices and Inflation Rates for May 2019


Foreign investment survey 2018

Kenya has continued to make impressive progress in strengthening the investment climate, with the objective of making the country a regional industrial and financial hub. The country improved significantly in its ranking in the World Bank Doing Business 2019 Indicators moving 19 places to position 61 from 80 out of 190 countries in the 2017. Investments have expanded in the country, principally in the finance and insurance; trade; manufacturing, communication and education industries.

In order to support economic policy making and to monitor risks that may arise from these investments, the collection of reliable and timely data is important. Results from the foreign investment surveys will be integrated into the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position (IIP) statistics. The Foreign Investment Survey (FIS) 2018 is the fifth in the series since the launch of the surveys in 2010.

The survey captured data on foreign capital stocks and flows for the period 2016 and 2017. A total of 740 enterprises were targeted during FIS 2018, with a response rate of 74.6 per cent compared to 72.8 per cent recorded in the FIS 2016.Download The Foreign investment survey 2018


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