CPI and Inflation Rates

Article on Consumer Price Statistics

Understanding Kenya's Consumer Price Index - CPI :
A Crucial Economic Indicator

In the realm of economic indicators, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) stands out as a vital measure of a nation’s economic health and stability. This indicator, like a compass, helps guide decision-making for policymakers, businesses, and the public. We’ll explore how the CPI is calculated and what it tells us about Kenya’s economic well-being.

Monthly Changes of Consumer Price Statistics

Presents highlights of monthly inflation

The Consumer Price Index describes the price changes of goods and services purchased by households in Kenya and it is used as a general measure of inflation. Price data are collected for the statistics and the data is published monthly.

Inflation rate highlights

Consumer Price Index (CPI)

Measuring Price Changes: The CPI tracks changes in the cost of a basket of goods and services commonly purchased by households. It’s a key indicator of inflation’s impact on everyday expenses.

Headline Inflation Rate

Overall Inflation Trend: The headline inflation rate reflects the broad inflation trend in Kenya, providing an overview of the general price increases affecting consumers.

Core Inflation Rate

Stripping Out Volatility: Core inflation excludes volatile food and energy prices, offering a more stable view of underlying inflationary pressures.

Food Inflation Rate

Essential Goods and Prices: Monitor food inflation to assess changes in the cost of basic food items, which directly impact household budgets.


CPI is published monthly.

These CPI is a key macroeconomic indicator of economic performance

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