CPI and Inflation Rates for November 2013

cpi112013Kenya National Bureau of Statistics hereby releases Consumer Price Indices (CPI) and rates of inflation for November 2013. These numbers have been generated using data collected during the second and third weeks of the month under review. The prices were obtained from selected retail outlets in 25 data collection zones located in 13 urban centers.

As shown in Tables 1 and 2, the CPI increased by 0.27 per cent from 142.75 in October 2013 to 143.14 in November 2013. The overall inflation rate stood at 7.36 per cent in November 2013.

During the month of November 2013, Food and Non Alcoholic drinks’ Index increased by 0.40 per cent being a net effect of increase in prices of some food items outweighing falls in prices of others.

Although the price of kerosene decreased by 2.55 per cent, over the review period, Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and Other Fuels’ index, increased by 0.52 per cent. This was attributed to notable rises in the cost of some house rents, electricity and cooking gas as shown in Table 3. For instance, despite decrease in forex adjustment charges, fuel cost adjustment charges increased which led to slightly higher cost of electricity in November 2013 compared to October 2013.

Transport Index dropped by 0.42 per cent mainly due to reduced prices of petrol and diesel..Read more..

CPI and Inflation Rates for October 2013

overall cpiThe  CPI  decreased  by  0.05  per  cent  from 142.82 in September 2013 to 142.75 in October 2013. The overall inflation rate stood at 7.76 per cent in October 2013. Between September and October 2013, Food and Non Alcoholic drinks’ Index decreased by 0.24 per cent. As shown in Table 3, this was as result of a number of foodstuffs declining in prices in October 2013 compared to September 2013.

  • On account of notable reductions in the prices of kerosene, electricity and cooking gas; the Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and Other Fuels’ index, declined by 0.16 per cent over the review period. Further, though the forex adjustment charges increased from KSh1.39 to 1.46 per Kwh, fuel cost adjustment charges decreased from KSh 5.43 to 5.18 per Kwh of electricity consumed. This led to slightly lower cost of electricity compared to September 2013.
  • Similarly, the Transport Index decreased marginally by 0.05 per cent mainly due to reduced prices of petrol and diesel. .Read more..

CPI and Inflation Rates for August 2013

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics hereby releases Consumer Price Indices (CPI) and rates of inflation for August 2013. These numbers have been generated using data collected during the second and third weeks of the month under review.  The  prices  were  obtained  from  selected  retail  outlets  in  25  data collection zones located in 13 urban centers.

The  CPI  increased  by  0.30  per  cent  from 139.87 in July 2013 to 140.29 in August 2013. The overall inflation rate stood at 6.67 per cent in August 2013. Download…

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