CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (CPI) SEPTEMBER 2018

 

The All Groups CPI was 110.36 in the month of September 2018, compared with 109.09 in the month of August 2018.

The monthly change, September 2018 compared to August 2018, was an increase of 1.17 percent (1.17 index points). This is compared to a monthly decrease of 0.14 percent in the previous month of August 2018. The most significant monthly price increases were Housing, Water, Electricity and Gas (+3.29 percent) and Tobacco & Narcotics (+6.46). This was mainly due to increases in prices of electricity and due to higher prices and fluctuations of chewing Khat/Miraa based products.

Change In The Price Indices For September 2018

wdt_ID COICOP Classification Group CPI Weight September 2017 Index August 2018 Index Septembe 2018 Index % change on same month of previous year (yr on yr) % change on previous Month and current Month
1 All Groups CPI 100.00 106.67 109.09 110.36 1.17 3.46
2 Food & Non-Alcoholic Beverages 46.04 109.37 114.31 115.36 0.54 5.47
3 Tobacco & Narcotics 1.25 130.57 115.43 122.89 6.46 -5.88
4 Clothing & Footwear 5.03 100.52 108.49 108.56 0.06 8.00
5 Housing, Water, Electricity & Gas 23.41 105.81 103.55 106.96 3.29 1.09
6 Furnishing, Households and Maintenance 2.93 100.92 111.19 104.63 0.32 3.67
7 Health 5.00 103.29 99.05 100.31 1.28 -2.89
8 Transport 3.77 100.63 104.85 105.41 0.53 4.75
9 Communication 2.80 94.38 94.33 94.33 0.00 -0.06
10 Recreation & Culture 1.00 100.96 101.91 102.54 0.62 1.57
COICOP Classification Group CPI Weight September 2017 Index August 2018 Index Septembe 2018 Index % change on same month of previous year (yr on yr) % change on previous Month and current Month

Over the twelve months to the month of September 2018 (inflation rate), the All Groups CPI increased 3.46 percent (3.46 index points), compared with a decrease of 3.16 percent over the twelve months to the month of August 2018.

 

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