CONSUMER PRICE INDICES AND INFLATION RATES FOR JULY 2021

The overall year on year inflation rate as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) was 6.44 per cent, in July 2021. This was mainly driven by rise in prices of commodities under: food and non-alcoholic beverages (8.84 per cent); housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (6.03 per cent); and transport (10.33 per cent) between July 2020 and July 2021. These details are presented in Tables 1 and 2.

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Inequality Trends and Diagnostics in Kenya – Report

There are several reasons that motivate the analysis of inequality which has been a dominant feature
of the Kenyan economy since the early 1900s. A key motivation is that Kenya has no previous studies
that have comprehensively analysed multidimensional inequality. The study is also motivated by
cross country empirical studies that find that inequality is negatively associated with economic
growth

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CONSUMER PRICE INDICES AND INFLATION RATES FOR JUNE 2021

The overall year on year inflation rate as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) was 6.32 per cent, in June 2021. This was mainly driven by rise in prices for commodities under: food and non-alcoholic beverages (8.46 per cent); housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (4.25 per cent); and transport (14.71 per cent) between June 2020 and June 2021.

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2021 FINACCESS SURVEY

 

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) and Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSD) Kenya in collaboration with other stakeholders are currently undertaking the 6th Financial Access Household Survey dubbed 2021 FinAccess Household Survey. The data collection will run from June to September 2021 in all the 47 counties. The previous FinAccess Household Surveys were conducted in 2006, 2009, 2013, 2016 and 2018.

 

The objectives of this survey are to measure and understand the financial needs of Kenyans, their use of financial services and products, and determine ways in which financial services can be improved to meet their needs.

 

FinAccess data is widely used by both the public and private sectors to guide policy making as well as in developing and improving delivery channels and products, through building inclusive financial markets. The Survey findings were also used to inform policy formulation and the Kenya Vision 2030 Medium Term Plans.

 

The selected households are requested to accord survey personnel all necessary support for successful implementation of the survey. Data will be collected by KNBS research assistants who will be wearing official identification badges. Information obtained from every respondent will be confidential and will not be published or divulged in any form to the Public.

 

For any queries on the survey implementation and past survey reports, please contact:

 

The Director General, Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, P.O. Box 30266–00100 GPO NAIROBI. Email: info@knbs.or.ke.  Telephone: +254-735-004-401, +254-202-911-000, +254-202-911-001, +254-3317651, +254-3317586, +254-3317612, +254-3317622, +254-3317623

 

The Director, Research Department, Central Bank of Kenya, P.O Box 60000 – 00200, Nairobi. Email: researchstat@centralbank.go.ke, Telephone:  Tel: +254 20 286 1000.

 

 

Kenya Household Master Sample Frame (K-HMSF) Creation

As the Principal Government agency mandated to collect official statistics, Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) maintains sampling frames. It is from these sampling frames that samples are scientifically drawn for participation in surveys. Data collected from these surveys is used for evidence-based policy formulation and monitoring.

 

One of these sampling frames is the Kenya Household Master Sample Frame (K-HMSF) which is created after conducting a Population and Housing Census. Following completion of the 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census, KNBS has began the process of creating a new sampling frame. The frame will be based on the Enumeration Areas (EAs) used during the 2019 Population and Housing Census.

 

It is in this regard that KNBS calls on your support in this undertaking in providing employees access to the enumeration areas. The exercise will be conducted by a team of KNBS employees, whose names and ID numbers will be indicated in letters signed by the KNBS County Statistical Officers in the counties this exercise will be conducted. This exercise will be implemented in phases. Currently the frame is being updated in the following counties; Nairobi, Machakos, Nakuru, Kiambu and Kajiado.

 

Queries regarding this exercise may be addressed to directorgeneral@knbs.or.ke  or bavusevwa@knbs.or.ke

CONSUMER PRICE INDICES AND INFLATION RATES FOR APRIL 2021

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics hereby releases the Consumer Price Indices (CPI) and inflation for April 2021. These numbers are generated from data collected through monthly surveys of retail prices that target a representative basket of household consumption goods and services. The data collection is conducted in the second and third weeks of the month from a sample of retail outlets located in 50 data collection zones across the country. Read More

Launch of The Kenya Strategy for Development of Statistics – KSDS

THE LAUNCH OF THE KENYA STRATEGY FOR DEVELOPMENT OF STATISTICS ON WEDNESDAY 21ST APRIL, 2021, PRESIDED OVER BY MR. SAITOTI TOROME, CBS, PRINCIPAL SECRETARY, THE NATIONAL TREASURY AND PLANNING

The Kenya Strategy for Development of Statistics (KSDS) is a country wide framework for strengthening statistical capacity across the National Statistical System (NSS) through Strategic planning. The framework is internationally recognized as the best practice for dealing with statistical challenges across the NSS. It is founded on the international guidelines and aligned to other strategies in the region, continent and globe. The development and implementation of the 2019/20-2022/23 KSDS is a major milestone towards making Kenya a global model with an efficient and integrated system for production of quality statistics that respond to user needs.

The KSDS is anchored on the Big4 Transformation Agenda, 3rd Medium Term Plan of Kenya’s Vision 2030, Sustainable Development Goals and other national development initiatives.

The key players in the KSDS are Kenya National Bureau of Statistics and other producers of official statistics in the country. These include: Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the national and County governments.

The focus areas in the KSDS are:  Effective national statistical system; Data quality; adequate infrastructure for production of statistics; and Statistical advocacy.

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MAKUENI-COUNTY-STATISTICAL-ABSTRACT

This County Statistical Abstract is a single source of information that provides a five-year data
series. It contains a comprehensive set of indicators that are useful for planning, monitoring and
evaluation as well as providing useful information for research. The preparation of this Abstract
has been co-ordinated by the Department of Finance and Socio-Economic Planning in collaboration
with county departments, Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, National Government Departments
and other stakeholders represented in the county. The information was compiled mainly from the
administrative records and partly from the recent surveys and censuses. The source of the statistical
data is shown under each table.
The publication aims at providing statistical information on economic, demographic and social
dimensions in Makueni County. Additional information, whenever available, will be supplied by the
County Government, Statistics Unit on request. Read More

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