The Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased marginally from 108.35 points in July 2020 to 108.57 points in August 2020. The overall rate of inflation remained at 4.36 per cent during the same period. In August 2020, the Kenyan Shilling depreciated against all major trading currencies. The average yield rate for the 91-day Treasury bills, which is a benchmark for the general trend of interest rates dropped from 6.24 per cent in July 2020 to 6.20 per cent in August 2020, while the inter-bank rate rose from 2.12 per cent to 2.77 per cent over the same period.
The Monthly Leading Economic Indicators report highlights changes in Consumer Price Indices (CPI) and inflation, interest and exchange rates. In addition, the report presents changes in selected indicators of international trade, agriculture, energy, manufacturing, building and construction, tourism and transport.