Producer price Index First Quarter 2017 has been released

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics hereby releases the Producer Price Index (PPI) for the first quarter of 2017. Producer Price Index measures the gross changes in the trading price of products on the domestic and non-domestic markets, at all stages of processing. The price changes are measured from the perspective of the producer. The producer prices are collected as at 15th February, 15th May, 15th August and 15th November of the year. These dates correspond to the first, second, third and fourth quarters of the year respectively.

The Producer Price Indices are grouped according to the International Standards of Industrial Classifications of All Economic Activities (ISIC) Rev 4. The first quarter year on year overall producer inflation was 3.39 per cent in March 2017 compared to 2.2 per cent recorded in March 2016.