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CPI rises by 5.5% y.o.y. in September

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Consumer prices were 5.5% higher on average in September 2021 than a year earlier, according to data published by the Central Statistical Office (KSH).

Compared to September 2020, food prices were up by 4.4%, within which the price of edible oil by 32.6%, that of margarine by 15.4%, canteen meals prices by 9.4%, the price of poultry meat by 9.2%, that of buffet products by 7.6% and restaurant meals prices by 7.3%. 

Alcoholic beverages and tobacco prices rose by 11.2% on average, within which tobacco prices by 17.8%. Consumers paid 5.1% more for consumer durables, within which 12.9% more for jewelry, 11.6% more for living and dining room furniture, 10.6% more for kitchen and other furniture and 7.9% more for new passenger cars.

Motor fuel prices became 21.6% and the price of household repair and maintenance goods 13.8% higher. Services charges were up by 3.2%, within which the repair and maintenance of dwellings cost 13.5% and the repair and maintenance of vehicles 8.3% more for consumers.

Consumer prices up 0.2% compared to August

Consumer prices increased by 0.2% on average compared to August 2021. 

Food prices became 0.2% higher, and calculated without seasonal food items (potatoes, fresh vegetables and fresh domestic and tropical fruits in total) 0.4% higher on average. Within food, margarine cost 4.9%, salami, sausages and ham 1.7%, other meat preparations 1.5%, eggs 1.4%, rolls 1.3% and edible oil 1% more, while chocolate and cocoa 2.2% and seasonal food items 1.3% less for consumers.

Motor fuel prices were up by 0.4% and the price of household repair and maintenance goods by 1.1%. Consumer durables became 0.9%, within which TV sets as well as kitchen and other furniture 2.3%, living and dining room furniture 1.2% and second-hand passenger cars 1.1% more expensive. Clothing and footwear prices increased by 0.7%.

Consumers paid 0.5% less for services, mainly as a result of a price decrease of 9.8% for recreational services and of 2.7% for communication services.

In January-September 2021, consumer prices rose by 4.4% for all households on average and by 4% among pensioner households compared to the same period of 2020.

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