CPI and rates of inflation for January 2018

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics hereby releases monthly Consumer Price Indices (CPI) and rates of inflation, for January, 2018. These numbers were generated by conducting a survey of retail prices for a basket of household consumption goods and services, during the second and third weeks of the month under review. The prices were obtained from selected retail outlets in 25 data collection zones spread across Nairobi and 13 other urban centers.

The CPI increased by 1.32 per cent from 183.05 in December 2017 to 185.47 in January 2018. The overall year on year inflation stood at 4.83 per cent in January 2018.