Consumer Price Indices and Inflation Rates for February 2020

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics hereby releases the monthly Consumer Price Indices (CPI) and rates of inflation, for February, 2020. The CPI increased by 1.38 per cent from 205.40 in January 2020 to 208.24 in February 2020. The overall year on year inflation in February 2020 stood at 6.37 per cent.

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 in 13 other urban centers.

Consumer Price Indices and Inflation Rates for February 2020

2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census Reports

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) has today released three more reports (Volume II, III and IV) of the 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census (KPHC).

Volume II – Distribution of Population by Administrative Units is the second report in the series of 2019 KPHC publications. It presents the distribution of enumerated population for each administrative unit (county, sub-county, division, location and sub-location) by sex, number of households, land area and population density. It also contains distribution of population by rural and urban areas of residence.

Volume III – Distribution of Population by Single Year, Sex and Administrative Units is the third report in the series of 2019 KPHC publications. It presents the distribution of enumerated population by single year and five-year age groups, sex and administrative unit (county and sub-county).

Volume IV – Distribution of Population by Socio-Economic Characteristics is the fourth report in the series of 2019 KPHC publications. It presents the distribution of enumerated population by socio-economic characteristics.

KNBS released the first volume of the 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census (KPHC) that was conducted in August 2019 on 4th November 2019.    The report presented the distribution of enumerated Population by; County and Sub-County, number of households; and average household size. It also contained population density by administrative units.

2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census Volume IV: Distribution of Population by Socio-Economic Characteristics

2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census Volume III: Distribution of Population by Age, Sex and Administrative Units

2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census Volume II: Distribution of Population by Administrative Units

2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census Volume I: Population by County and Sub-County

Consumer Price Indices and Inflation Rates for January 2020

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics hereby releases the monthly Consumer Price Indices (CPI) and rates of inflation, for January, 2020. 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 in 13 other urban centers.

The CPI increased by 0.31 per cent from 204.77 in December 2019 to 205.40 in January 2020. The overall year on year inflation in January 2020 stood at 5.78 per cent.Consumer Price Indices and Inflation Rates for January 2020

The Kenya National Information Platform for Food and Nutrition (NIPFN)

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) and Kenya Institute for Public Policy, Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) are executing the National Information Platform for Food and Nutrition (NIPFN) project.
The project which is established by the European Union (EU) with the support from United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFiD) and the Melinda Gates Foundation aims at creating capacity within national institutions to operate a platform using existing data and information; strengthening the capacity to track national objectives to prevent malnutrition and monitor nutrition investment and build capacity to analyse and disseminate information for evidence based decision making.
The overall objective of the National Information Platform for Nutrition is to inform policies and programmes for improving human nutrition by bringing together and analysing information and data from all sectors that can influence nutrition such as health, agriculture, food security, water, sanitation and social protection.
The process of providing evidence to inform policies and programmes will be done through analysing current policies and programmes to identify issues and policy gaps and analyse multi-sectoral data to improve understanding of factors that influence nutrition at national and county level.
The project will maximize on the analysis and interpretation of existing information and data on nutrition to improve understanding of the factors that influence it, both nationally and locally.
The project will help to monitor national and sub-national progress in preventing malnutrition, strengthening the accountability of governments and donors to meet their commitments to prevent malnutrition, create capacity within national institutions to operate and maintain a National Information Platform for Food and Nutrition, strengthen capacity to track progress in meeting national objectives to prevent undernutrition and monitor nutrition investments and build the capacity of national policy makers and programme planners to make better use of evidence in designing and implementing nutrition-related policies.

Members of the NIPFN project during the induction workshop

The project is instrumental in support of the Government development agenda on nutrition and Food Security as spelt out in the Food and Nutrition Policy (FNSP) 2011, the National Nutrition Action Plan 2017 and BIG Four Agenda. The policy places nutrition and Food Security central to human development in the country, emphasizes the need to ensure the right to nutrition and quality food as a constitutional right, provides relevant policy directions and articulates the multi-sectoral approach to addressing malnutrition in the country.

The initiative is aimed at supporting countries to strengthen information systems for nutrition and to help understand the factors driving improvements in nutrition and to use the evidence for prioritizing policies and programmes to prevent malnutrition. Kenya is one of the ten countries earmarked for establishment of the initiative.

The stakeholders endorsed the establishment of the NIPN in Kenya but renamed it National Information Platform for Food and Nutrition (NIPFN) to capture the broad and inter-sectoral scope of nutrition.

Consumer Price Indices and Inflation Rates for December 2019

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics hereby releases the monthly Consumer Price Indices (CPI) and rates of inflation, for December, 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 in 13 other urban centers.

The CPI increased by 0.90 per cent from 202.94 in November 2019 to 204.77 in December 2019. The overall year on year inflation in December 2019 was 5.82 per cent.Download: Consumer Price Indices and Inflation Rates for December 2019

Consumer Price Indices and Inflation Rates for November 2019

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

The CPI increased by 0.40 per cent from 202.12 in October 2019 to 202.94 in November 2019. The overall year on year inflation in November 2019 stood at 5.56 per cent. Consumer Price Indices and Inflation Rates for November 2019

The African Statistics Day Celebration

The African Statistics Day (ASD) was adopted in May 1990 at the 16th Meeting of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa Conference of African Ministers responsible for Planning and Economic Development. The day is celebrated on November 18 each year in order to “increase public awareness about the important role that statistics play in all aspects of social and economic life”.

Today, the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics joins other statistics offices across the African Continent in celebrating the 2019 African Statistics Day. The theme of this year is “Everyone counts: quality statistics for better management of forced displacement in Africa”, which is in line with the theme of the African Union Summit 2019, that is: “The year of refugees, returnees and internally displaced persons: towards durable solutions to forced displacement in Africa”.

This theme was chosen to raise awareness on the critical importance of disaggregated statistics in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), spirit of “leaving no one behind”, and in response to the challenge of managing forced displacement in Africa.

With an ever-growing number of forcibly displaced persons globally, data is required both at national and international level. Such data are necessary to better understand the phenomenon of refugees and asylum seekers to enable many stakeholders to analyse its impacts, and to measure changes over time and also provide the requisite evidence to support better policy formulation and sound decision making, more effective monitoring, evaluation and accountability of policies and programs; and enhanced public debate and advocacy.

As the principal government agency for official statistics, the KNBS is committed to provide disaggregated high-quality statistics geared towards the improvement of the welfare of those resident in Kenya. The Bureau takes cognizance that evidence-based decision making is a universally recognized paradigm of sustainable development. In fulfilling our mandate of coordinating the National Statistical System (NSS), the Bureau is collaborating with the Department of Immigration and the Refugee Affairs Secretariat to collect, collate, compile, analyse and disseminate refugee statistics. The data is published for both adult and children refugees by sex and age in Chapter 17 of the annual Economic Survey Report produced by the Bureau. Such collaboration is also vital in enhancing concerted efforts culminating in strategies that address forcible displacement.

The Bureau will continue compiling statistics on forcible displacement which are critical for monitoring and implementing international agendas and agreements, particularly the global 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063 on the Africa We Want, particularly, “A peaceful and Secure Africa”.

The Bureau is committed to keeping you informed by providing and will endeavour to provide data for policy formulation and monitoring of development progress. The Bureau collected comprehensive data on migrants in the 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census which will provides rich data on persons who migrated due to conflicts/disaster displacement, or as refugees and asylum seekers. This information will be availed once analysed for better management of forced displacement in Kenya and Africa.

Director General’s Message on African Statistics Day

Media Advisory ASD 2019-EN

 

2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census Results

The total enumerated population was 47,564,296 Of which 23,548,056 were Males, 24,014,716 were Females and 1,524 were Intersex Females accounted for 50.5% of the total population

The population has grown to 47.6 Million in 2019 from 37.7 Million in 2009 The intercensal growth rate has declined to 2.2% in 2019, from 2.9% in 2009

Average Household Size has declined to 3.9 in 2019 from 4.2 in 2009

The 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census was the 8th to be conducted in Kenya and the first paperless, where Mobile technology was used during mapping and enumeration, in adherence to the UN recommendations for the 2020 round of censuses on adoption of use of technology.

The 2019 Census was conducted under the provisions of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 (Fourth Schedule Part 1 Item 11), the Statistics (Amendment) Act, 2019 and the Statistics (Census of Population) Order, 2018 – Legal Notice No. 205. The theme of the census was “Counting Our People for Sustainable Development and Devolution of Services”. This was in response to the demand for statistical information for implementation of Kenya’s development agenda such as the Big Four and Vision 2030 and other global initiatives including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The preparations for the 2019 census commenced in 2016 with Cartographic Mapping. Other preparatory activities undertaken included development of tools, pilot census, recruitment and training, and publicity and advocacy.

The enumeration was successfully conducted from 24th/25th to 31st August 2019 and a mop-up exercise carried out on 1st and 2nd of September 2019, to cover those not enumerated during the seven days. To ensure data quality, field supervision followed a three tier structure (Coordinators, ICT and Content Supervisors) to support real-time response to emerging issues.

 The enumeration process was also monitored by independent observers drawn from the international community and national statistics offices across Africa. The collected data was encrypted and successfully transmitted to servers through a secure ICT infrastructure.

The data that was collected has undergone validation checks as guided by the UN Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics and the UN Handbook on Editing of Census Data.

Download 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census Volume I: Population by County and Sub-County

REMARKS BY MR. ZACHARY MWANGI, DIRECTOR GENERAL- KENYA NATIONAL BUREAU OF STATISTICS, DURING THE OFFICIAL RELEASE OF THE 2019 KENYA POPULATION AND HOUSING CENSUS RESULTS, MONDAY 4TH NOVEMBER 2019, NAIROBI-KENYA.

Consumer Price Indices and Inflation Rates for October 2019

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics hereby releases monthly Consumer Price Indices (CPI) and rates of inflation, for October, 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 in 13 other urban centers.

The CPI increased by 0.28 per cent from 201.57 in September 2019 to  202.12 in October  2019. The overall year on year inflation in October 2019 stood at 4.95 per cent. Consumer Price Indices and Inflation Rates for October 2019

Quarterly Gross Domestic Product Report Second Quarter, 2019

Provisional estimate of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the second quarter of 2019 indicate that the economy expanded by 5.6 per cent, which was lower than 6.4 per cent growth registered during the same quarter in 2018 as shown in Figure 1. A number of sectors posted impressive performances but the overall growth was curtailed mostly by a slowdown in activities of agriculture, manufacturing and transportation. Macroeconomic environment remained largely conducive for growth throughout the quarter under review.

Agriculture’s performance as well as that of electricity and water supply were mostly hampered by a delay in the onset of the long rains. Transportation industry was negatively impacted on by rise in prices of fuel. On the other hand, accommodation and food services; information and communication; wholesale and retail trade; and construction industries maintained high growths and thereby supported the overall GDP growth. Information and communication sector posted the fastest growth of 11.6 per cent during the review quarter followed by accommodation and food services and construction which recorded growths of 10.6 per cent and 7.2 per cent, respectively. Financial and insurance sector registered the most improved growth of 2.1 percentage points followed by construction sector whose growth improved by 1.8 percentage points. Quarterly Gross Domestic Product Report Second Quarter, 2019

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