Consumer Price Indices and Inflation Rates for August 2018

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics hereby releases monthly Consumer Price Indices (CPI) and rates of inflation, for August, 2018. These numbers were generated from a survey of retail prices that targeted a basket of household consumption goods and services. The survey was conducted during the second and third weeks of the month, with prices being obtained from selected retail outlets in 25 data collection zones in Nairobi and in 13 other urban centers.

The CPI increased by 0.31 per cent from 191.59 in July 2018 to 192.18 in August 2018. The overall year on year inflation stood at 4.04 per cent in August 2018.