Inflation, CPI (Average) rose to 5.04% in Kenya in 2018

Inflation, CPI (Average) (%)
Economy | Kenya | February 01, 2019
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Average inflation measured by CPI reached 5.04 % in 2018 in Kenya, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 6197 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, average inflation measured by CPI in Kenya reached an all time high of 5.04 % in 2018 and an all time low of -0.002 % in 1969. When compared to Kenya's main peers, average inflation measured by CPI in Ethiopia amounted to 12.7 %, 3.80 % in Tanzania and 3.83 % in Uganda in 2018.

Kenya has been ranked 43rd within the group of 174 countries we follow in terms of average inflation measured by CPI, 27 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Inflation as measured by the consumer price index (CPI) reflects the annual percentage change in the cost to the average consumer of acquiring a basket of goods and services that may be fixed or changed at specified intervals, such as yearly.

Inflation, CPI (Average) Unit 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Dem. Republic of the Congo % 41.5% 23.0% 13.5% 6.70% 5.30%
Djibouti % 0.006% 1.00% 2.50% 2.50% 2.50%
Eritrea % 9.00% 9.00% 9.00% 9.00% 9.00%
Ethiopia % 0.098% 12.7% 9.46% 8.00% 8.00%
Kenya % 0.080% 5.04% 5.58% 5.00% 5.00%
Mozambique % 0.151% 5.97% 5.68% 5.23% 5.00%
Rwanda % 0.083% 3.27% 5.50% 5.75% 5.25%
Somalia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
South Sudan % 1.88% 106% 91.4% 72.2% 61.3%
Sudan % 32.4% 61.8% 49.2% 57.9% 58.9%
Tanzania % 0.053% 3.80% 4.65% 5.00% 5.00%
Uganda % 0.052% 3.83% 4.21% 4.72% 4.91%
Yemen % 24.7% 41.8% 20.0% 7.50% 5.00%
Zambia % 0.066% 8.49% 8.25% 8.00% 8.00%