The overall year on year inflation rate as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) was 6.57 per cent, in August 2021. This was mainly driven by rise in prices of commodities under: food and non-alcoholic beverages (10.67 per cent); transport (7.93 per cent); and housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (5.07 per cent) between August 2020 and August 2021, as presented in Tables 1 and 2.
I take this opportunity to welcome you to the National Statistical System (NSS) Bulletin for the period January-June,2021. Statistics is a key ingredient in evidence-based decision making and planning for National and County governments, as well as in the private sector. In this regard, KNBS in collaboration with other data producers in the NSS, endeavor to produce statistical information which is responsive to the dynamic data eco-system, while meeting user needs in a continuous and concise manner. Read More
Kenya’s investment climate continued to improve supported by the Government’s economic programs aimed at strengthening the country’s position as a regional industrial and financial hub. The Government through its Industrial Transformation initiative sought to increase connectivity through affordable rail and road networks and ports, reengineer processes and reduce costs through a broad range of business-related measures. In partnership with the private sector, the Government’s multi-institutional Business Environment Delivery Unit and the Department of Business Reforms and Transformation coordinated implementation of the reforms required to make Kenya competitive locally and internationally. Read More