# Kenya - Inflation

## Inflation, consumer prices (annual %)

The value for Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) in Kenya was 4.69 as of 2018. As the graph below shows, over the past 58 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 45.98 in 1993 and a minimum value of -0.17 in 1969.

Definition: 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.

Source: International Monetary Fund, International Financial Statistics and data files.

Year Value
1960 1.24
1961 2.46
1962 3.12
1963 0.70
1964 -0.10
1965 3.58
1966 5.01
1967 1.76
1968 0.37
1969 -0.17
1970 2.19
1971 3.78
1972 5.83
1973 9.28
1974 17.81
1975 19.12
1976 11.45
1977 14.82
1978 16.93
1979 7.98
1980 13.86
1981 11.60
1982 20.67
1983 11.40
1984 10.28
1985 13.01
1986 2.53
1987 8.64
1988 12.26
1989 13.79
1990 17.78
1991 20.08
1992 27.33
1993 45.98
1994 28.81
1995 1.55
1996 8.86
1997 11.36
1998 6.72
1999 5.74
2000 9.98
2001 5.74
2002 1.96
2003 9.82
2004 11.62
2005 10.31
2006 14.45
2007 9.76
2008 26.24
2009 9.23
2010 3.96
2011 14.02
2012 9.38
2013 5.72
2014 6.88
2015 6.58
2016 6.30
2017 8.01
2018 4.69

## Inflation, GDP deflator (annual %)

The value for Inflation, GDP deflator (annual %) in Kenya was 2.84 as of 2018. As the graph below shows, over the past 57 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 41.99 in 1996 and a minimum value of -9.22 in 1971.

Definition: Inflation as measured by the annual growth rate of the GDP implicit deflator shows the rate of price change in the economy as a whole. The GDP implicit deflator is the ratio of GDP in current local currency to GDP in constant local currency.

Source: World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files.

Year Value
1961 8.66
1962 0.02
1963 -1.88
1964 2.69
1965 -2.05
1966 1.71
1967 2.40
1968 1.68
1969 -0.18
1970 15.32
1971 -9.22
1972 1.21
1973 10.20
1974 16.05
1975 11.84
1976 18.91
1977 16.90
1978 3.08
1979 5.64
1980 9.55
1981 10.85
1982 11.59
1983 11.84
1984 10.19
1985 8.31
1986 8.71
1987 5.40
1988 6.46
1989 9.77
1990 10.64
1991 12.53
1992 18.90
1993 25.70
1994 17.02
1995 11.22
1996 41.99
1997 11.44
1998 6.93
1999 4.19
2000 6.08
2001 1.57
2002 0.93
2003 6.20
2004 7.13
2005 4.90
2006 23.53
2007 8.13
2008 15.15
2009 11.64
2010 2.09
2011 10.79
2012 9.38
2013 5.17
2014 8.07
2015 10.02
2016 5.55
2017 10.59
2018 2.84

## Inflation, GDP deflator: linked series (annual %)

The latest value for Inflation, GDP deflator: linked series (annual %) in Kenya was 2.84 as of 2018. Over the past 28 years, the value for this indicator has fluctuated between 25.70 in 1993 and 0.93 in 2002.

Definition: Inflation as measured by the annual growth rate of the GDP implicit deflator shows the rate of price change in the economy as a whole. This series has been linked to produce a consistent time series to counteract breaks in series over time due to changes in base years, source data and methodologies. Thus, it may not be comparable with other national accounts series in the database for historical years.

Source: World Bank staff estimates based on World Bank national accounts data archives, OECD National Accounts, and the IMF WEO database.

Year Value
1990 10.64
1991 12.53
1992 18.90
1993 25.70
1994 17.02
1995 11.22
1996 9.12
1997 11.44
1998 6.93
1999 4.19
2000 6.08
2001 1.57
2002 0.93
2003 6.20
2004 7.13
2005 4.90
2006 7.79
2007 8.13
2008 15.15
2009 11.64
2010 2.09
2011 10.79
2012 9.38
2013 5.17
2014 8.07
2015 10.02
2016 5.55
2017 10.59
2018 2.84

## Classification

Sub-Topic: Exchange rates & prices