The Statistical Abstract is published annually by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. The 2023 Statistical Abstract contains updated statistics covering a series of 5 years or more up to 2022. The Statistical Abstract enables data users to get complete time series data of the Kenyan Economy from one SINGLE official source. The publication therefore contains a comprehensive set of information that is useful for any form of analytical work.’ Read Full Report
The overall year on year inflation rate as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) was 6.8 per cent, in November 2023. This was mainly driven by increases in prices of commodities under Transport (13.6%); Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and other fuels (8.5%); and Food and Non-alcoholic Beverages (7.6%) between November 2022 and November 2023. These three divisions account for over 57 per cent of the weights of the 13 broad categories Read Report
Theme: “Modernizing data ecosystems to accelerate the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA): the role of official statistics and Big Data in the economic transformation and sustainable development of Africa.” Read Statements by CS Treasury, PS Planning, Chairman of the Board and DG KNBS.
The overall year on year inflation rate as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) was 6.9 per cent, in October 2023. During the reference month, all sectors continued to show price rises. Prices of commodities under Transport (13.6%); Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and other fuels (7.8%); and Food and Non-alcoholic Beverages (7.8%) between October 2022 and October 2023. These three divisions account for over 57 per cent of the weights of the 13 broad categories. Read Full Report
The 2021 Kenya Time Use Survey Report is the first of its kind to be produced for Kenya. Time-use surveys are important sources of information on how women and men spend their time on different activities over a specified period. Time-use data is useful in supporting policies and programmes in the areas of gender equality, family, social, transport and culture and measuring the value of household production as well as for international comparisons.
To achieve gender equality and empowerment of all, the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development calls for all countries to monitor SDG target 5.4 on the recognition and valuation of unpaid care and domestic work through the provision of public services, infrastructure, and social protection policies, and the promotion of shared responsibility within the household and the family.
The production of this report was motivated by the need to measure both paid and unpaid work to obtain indicators to be used in monitoring and evaluating gender policies aimed at achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment in Kenya. It provides insights into the economic value of unpaid work, barriers and incentives to labour force participation, changing labour force practices, the balance between work and other roles, health and wellbeing, volunteering and other community participation, transport and infrastructure planning.
Nationally, population age 15 years and above spend about 12.2 per cent of their day (about 3 hours) on unpaid domestic and care work. On average women spend approximately 5 hours per day on unpaid work, which is about five times more than men (about 1 hour).
Overall, women spend approximately 7 times more time on unpaid care work (2.4 %) than men (0.4%) and about 5 times more (16.3%) on unpaid domestic work than their male counterparts (3.2%). The burden of unpaid work is highest for women in Marsabit county (30.2% approximately 7 hours) followed by Wajir (26.8%) Samburu (24.2%), Mandera (23.8%) and Garissa (23.7%) counties.
The proportion of time spent on unpaid work by girls age 15-17 years, is thrice as much (14.0%) as that of boys (4.1%) in the same age group. Elderly women age 60 years and above spend about three hours (13.0%) on unpaid domestic and care work, while their male counterparts spent about an hour (3.2%)at national level.
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The 2023 Gross County Product (GCP) report seeks to update the size of counties’ economies building on the previous series contained in previous GCP publications. This knowledge is critical for counties to estimate their revenue potential, investment and assess economic progress over time. The GCPs also provide a monetary measure of the net market value of all final goods and services produced within each of the 47 counties for the period 2018 to 2022. Below are some highlights of the report.
There were significant differences in the size of the economy across counties from 2018 to 2022; Nairobi City has the biggest disparity with the rest of the counties. Only four counties (Nairobi (27.5%), Kiambu (5.7%), Nakuru (4.9%) and Mombasa (4.9 %) have a GVA contribution which is above 4.0 per cent.
Sixteen (16) counties registered an average real GCP growth above the national average growth (4.8%) for the period 2018 to 2022. None of the counties registered a real GCP growth rate below 2.5 per cent in this period.
Counties with a wide range of agricultural products and large-scale grain farming were the major contributors to agriculture GVA. Counties with Export Processing Zones (EPZ) in their jurisdiction, such as Nairobi, Mombasa, and Machakos, posted larger contributions to manufacturing activity. Nairobi City County was the largest contributor to service activity GVA.
Only seven counties had per capita GCP greater than the national GDP per capita of KSh 260,024 in 2022. Eighteen (18) of the forty-seven (47) counties had a GCP per capita below KSh 150,000 in 2022. Download Full Report
The overall year on year inflation rate as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) was 6.8 per cent, in September 2023. During the reference month, all sectors continued to record general increase in prices. Prices of commodities under Transport; Food and Non-alcoholic Beverages; and Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and other fuels, increased by 13.0, 7.9 and 6.3 per cent, respectively, between September 2022 and September 2023. Read More
The inaugural edition of KenStats Newsletter is out.
KenStats Newsletter is a quarterly publication that brings a shift in availing news on statistical activities from across Kenya’s National Statistical System in a bid to inform stakeholders on happenings in a rapidly changing environment of official statistics and the data revolution. Read More
The overall year on year inflation rate as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) was 6.7 per cent, in August 2023. During the reference month, all sectors continued to record general increase in prices. Prices of commodities under Transport; Food and Non-alcoholic Beverages; and Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and other fuels, increased by 13.1, 7.5 and 7.5 per cent, respectively, between August 2022 and August 2023. Read More