Leading Economic Indicators September 2013

  • lei092013Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose from 140.29 points in August 2013 to 142.82 points in September 2013. The overall rate of inflation increased from 6.67 per cent to 8.29 per cent during the period. The Kenyan shilling depreciated against all major currencies except the US dollar and Japanese Yen exchanging at an average of KSh 87.41, KSh 138.54, KSh 116.67, KSh 88.14, KSh 8.77, KSh 29.41 and KSh 18.48 against the US dollar, sterling pound, Euro, Japanese Yen, South African rand, the Ugandan and Tanzanian shilling respectively, as at the end of September 2013.
  • The average yield rate for the 91-day Treasury bills, which is a benchmark for the general trend of interest rates, decreased from 10.03 per cent in August 2013 to 9.58 in September 2013. The inter-bank rates declined from 8.96 per cent to 7.82 per cent during the period. The Nairobi Securities Exchange share index (NSE 20) went up from 4698 points in August 2013 to 4793 points in September 2013, while the total number of shares traded decreased from 670 to 489 million shares during the same period. The total value of NSE shares traded dropped from KSh 20.8 billion to KSh 10.1 billion. Broad money supply (M3), a key indicator for monetary policy formulation, increased from KSh 1,850.0 billion in August 2013 to 1,862.0 billion in September 2013. Money and Quasi-money (M2) expanded from KSh 1,575.2 billion to KSh 1,593.4 billion over the same period. Gross Foreign Exchange Reserves increased from KSh 684.6 billion in August to KSh 695.2 billion in September 2013. Net Foreign Exchange Reserves decreased to KSh 374.5 billion over the same period.

Leading Economic Indicators August 2013

  • Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose from 139.87 points in July 2013 to 140.29 points in August 2013 while the overall rate of inflation increased from 6.02 per cent to 6.67 per cent during the same period. The Kenyan Shilling depreciated against all major international currencies except the South African rand. The Kenyan shilling exchanged at an average of KSh 87.49, KSh 135.47, KSh 116.51, KSh 89.39, KSh 8.69, KSh 29.48 and KSh 18.50 against the US dollar, sterling pound, Euro, Japanese Yen, South African rand, the Ugandan and Tanzanian shilling respectively, as at the end of August 2013.
  • The average yield rate for the 91-day Treasury bills, which is a benchmark for the general trend of interest rates, increased from 5.92 per cent in July 2013 to 10.03 in August 2013. The inter-bank rates rose from 7.99 per cent to 8.96 per cent during the period. The Nairobi Securities Exchange share index (NSE 20) dropped by 1.87 per cent from 4,788 points in July 2013 to 4,698 points in August 2013, while the total number of shares traded increased from 616 to 670 million shares during the same period.
  • The total value of NSE shares traded went up from KSh 11.2 billion to KSh 20.8 billion. Broad money supply (M3), a key indicator for monetary policy formulation, increased from KSh 1,835.5 billion in July 2013 to 1,849.7 billion in August 2013. Money and Quasi-money (M2) expanded from KSh 1,553.7 billion to KSh 1,575.2 billion over the same period. Gross Foreign Exchange Reserves deflated from KSh 703,803 Million in July to KSh 684,659 Million in August 2013. Net Foreign Exchange Reserves decreased to KSh 378.8 billion over the same period. Download..

Leading Economic Indicators February 2013

Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 1.02 per cent from 135.62 points in January 2013 to 136.59 points in February 2013. The overall rate of inflation increased by 0.78 percentage points to 4.45 per cent from 3.67 per cent in the same period. The Kenyan Shilling appreciated against worlds’ major currencies; the US dollar, the Sterling Pound, the Euro, Japanese Yen and the Ugandan shilling to exchange at an average of KSh 86.2361, 130.736, 113.453, 93.2524 and 30.6312, respectively, as at the end of February 2013. However, the shilling depreciated against the South African rand and the Tanzanian shilling.

The average yield rate for the 91-day Treasury bills, which is a benchmark for the general trend of interest rates, increased from 8.097 per cent in January 2013 to 8.384 in February 2013. The inter-bank rates was 9.047 during the period. The Nairobi Stock Exchange share index (NSE 20) increased from 4,417 points in January 2013 to 4,519 points in February 2013, while the total number of shares traded increased substantially by 33.33 per cent from 519 million shares traded to 692 million shares traded during the same period. The total value of shares traded at the NSE expanded from KSh 8.5 billion to KSh 14.7 billion. Broad money supply (M3), a key indicator for monetary policy formulation, increased from KSh 1,729.6 billion in January 2013 to 1,747.6 billion in February 2013. In contrast, Money and Quasi-money (M2) increased from KSh 1,455.7 billion to KSh 1,471.0 billion over the same period. Gross Foreign Exchange Reserves and Net Foreign Exchange Reserves deflated to 607.2 billion and KSh 330.6 billion respectively, over the same period. Read More

Leading Economic Indicators January 2013

Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 1.02 per cent from 134.25 points in December 2012 to 135.62 points in January 2013. The overall rate of inflation increased to 3.67 per cent from 3.20 per cent in the same period.

The Kenyan Shilling appreciated against worlds’ major currencies; the Sterling Pound, the Japanese Yen, the South African rand and Tanzanian shilling to exchange at an average of KSh 138.589, 139.019, 96.289, 9.7006 and 18.4452 respectively, as at the end of January 2013. However, the shilling depreciated against the US dollar, Euro and the Ugandan shilling.

The average yield rate for the 91-day Treasury bills, which is a benchmark for the general trend of interest rates, decreased from 8.25 per cent in December 2012 to 8.097 in January 2013. The inter-bank rates remained at 5.89 during the period. The Nairobi Stock Exchange share index (NSE 20) increased from 4,133 points in December 2012 to 4,417 points in Jan 2013, while the total number of shares traded rose substantially by 12.3 per cent from 462 million shares traded to 519 million shares traded during the same period.

The total value of shares traded at the NSE increased from KSh 7.6 billion to KSh 8.5 billion. Broad money supply (M3), a key indicator for monetary policy formulation, expanded from KSh 1,727.3 billion in December 2012 to 1,729.6 billion in January 2013. In contrast, Money and quasi-money (M2) decreased from KSh 1,469.0 billion to KSh 1,455.7 billion over the same period. Gross Foreign Exchange Reserves and Net Foreign Exchange Reserves inflated to 635.1 billion and KSh 349.6 billion respectively, over the same period. Read More

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