Consumer inflation at 7.4% in December


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Consumer prices were 7.4% higher on average in December 2021 than a year earlier, according to data by the Central Statistical Office (KSH).

Compared to December 2020, a price increase of 8% was recorded for food, within which 26.8% for edible oil, 23.7% for flour, 22.8% for margarine, 15.2% for bread, 13.4% for poultry meat, 12.1% for milk, 11.6% for rolls, 9.9% for canteen meals and 9.6% for restaurant meals.

Motor fuel prices became 25.9% and the price of household repair and maintenance goods 15.1% higher.

Alcoholic beverages and tobacco prices rose by 8.9% on average, within which tobacco prices by 12.7%.

Consumers paid 7.5% more for consumer durables, within which 15.3% more for kitchen and other furniture, 14.5% more for living and dining room furniture, 8.4% more for new passenger cars, and 7.2% more for second-hand passenger cars. 

Services charges were up by 5%, within which the repair and maintenance of dwellings cost 14.5% and the repair and maintenance of vehicles 9.6% more for consumers.

Prices up 0.3% compared to November

Consumer prices increased by 0.3% on average compared to November 2021.

Food became 1.4%, within which milk 7.8%, milk products 6.1%, pasta products 3.4%, bread 3.1%, sugar 2.9%, poultry meat 2.7%, cheese 2.4%, eggs 2.3%, buffet products 2.2% and flour 2.0% more expensive, while coffee 3.2% and chocolate and cocoa 1.6% cheaper.

The price of firewood was up by 1.5% and butane and propane gas prices by 3%.

Motor fuel prices were cut by 5.3%. Consumers paid 1.1% more for durable consumer goods, within which 2.1% more for second-hand passenger cars and 1.3% more for new passenger cars.

2021 inflation reaches 5.1%

Consumer prices increased by 5.1% on average, within which the highest price rise of 10.9% was measured for alcoholic beverages and tobacco.

A price rise of 9.6% was recorded for other goods, 4.5% for consumer durables, 4.1% for food, 2.9% for services, 0.5% for electricity, gas and other fuels, and 0.2% for clothing and footwear. 

Consumer prices went up by 4.6% on average among pensioner households.


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