Kenya National Bureau of Statistics hereby releases the monthly Consumer Price Indices (CPI) and rates of inflation, for August, 2019. These numbers have been generated from a survey of retail prices of a predetermined stable 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, 12 in Nairobi and 13 in other urban centers.
The CPI decreased by 0.90 per cent from 203.61 in July 2019 to 201.78 in August 2019. The overall year on year inflation in August 2019 stood at 5.00 per cent.Consumer Price Indices and Inflation Rates for August 2019