Kenya Inflation Rate 1960-2021

Inflation as measured by the consumer price index 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. The Laspeyres formula is generally used.
  • Kenya inflation rate for 2020 was 5.40%, a 0.17% increase from 2019.
  • Kenya inflation rate for 2019 was 5.24%, a 0.55% increase from 2018.
  • Kenya inflation rate for 2018 was 4.69%, a 3.32% decline from 2017.
  • Kenya inflation rate for 2017 was 8.01%, a 1.71% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Inflation Rate (%)
Zambia 15.73%
Ghana 9.95%
Pakistan 9.74%
India 6.62%
Kyrgyz Republic 6.33%
Sri Lanka 6.15%
Bangladesh 5.69%
Tunisia 5.63%
Bhutan 5.63%
Kenya 5.40%
Georgia 5.20%
Lao PDR 5.13%
Egypt 5.04%
Lesotho 4.98%
Moldova 3.77%
Mongolia 3.69%
Nicaragua 3.68%
Honduras 3.47%
Vietnam 3.22%
Solomon Islands 2.96%
Ukraine 2.73%
Philippines 2.64%
Cameroon 2.44%
Mauritania 2.39%
Bolivia 0.94%
Morocco 0.71%
Cabo Verde 0.61%
Kosovo 0.20%
El Salvador -0.37%
West Bank and Gaza -0.74%
Kenya Inflation Rate - Historical Data
Year Inflation Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 5.40% 0.17%
2019 5.24% 0.55%
2018 4.69% -3.32%
2017 8.01% 1.71%
2016 6.30% -0.29%
2015 6.58% -0.30%
2014 6.88% 1.16%
2013 5.72% -3.66%
2012 9.38% -4.64%
2011 14.02% 10.06%
2010 3.96% -5.27%
2009 9.23% -17.01%
2008 26.24% 16.48%
2007 9.76% -4.69%
2006 14.45% 4.14%
2005 10.31% -1.31%
2004 11.62% 1.81%
2003 9.82% 7.85%
2002 1.96% -3.78%
2001 5.74% -4.24%
2000 9.98% 4.24%
1999 5.74% -0.98%
1998 6.72% -4.64%
1997 11.36% 2.50%
1996 8.86% 7.31%
1995 1.55% -27.26%
1994 28.81% -17.16%
1993 45.98% 18.65%
1992 27.33% 7.25%
1991 20.08% 2.30%
1990 17.78% 3.99%
1989 13.79% 1.52%
1988 12.27% 3.63%
1987 8.64% 6.10%
1986 2.53% -10.47%
1985 13.01% 2.72%
1984 10.28% -1.11%
1983 11.40% -9.27%
1982 20.67% 9.06%
1981 11.60% -2.26%
1980 13.86% 5.88%
1979 7.98% -8.95%
1978 16.93% 2.11%
1977 14.82% 3.37%
1976 11.45% -7.67%
1975 19.12% 1.31%
1974 17.81% 8.53%
1973 9.28% 3.45%
1972 5.83% 2.05%
1971 3.78% 1.59%
1970 2.19% 2.36%
1969 -0.17% -0.54%
1968 0.37% -1.39%
1967 1.76% -3.26%
1966 5.01% 1.44%
1965 3.58% 3.68%
1964 -0.10% -0.80%
1963 0.70% -2.42%
1962 3.12% 0.66%
1961 2.46% 1.21%
1960 1.24% 1.21%