Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Capital Business
Capital Business
The food and non-alcoholic drinks' index decreased by 0.10 percent mainly due to collective falls that overshadowed rises in the average prices of food items/FILE

Kenya

Inflation rises marginally to 6.02pc

The food and non-alcoholic drinks' index decreased by 0.10 percent mainly due to collective falls that overshadowed rises in the average prices of food items/FILE

The food and non-alcoholic drinks’ index decreased by 0.10 percent mainly due to collective falls that overshadowed rises in the average prices of food items/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 31 – The inflation rate has gone up marginally by 1.11 percent to 6.02 percent in July, according to the latest data from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS).

The food and non-alcoholic drinks’ index decreased by 0.10 percent mainly due to collective falls that overshadowed rises in the average prices of food items.

The price of a kilo of cabbage rose the highest by 5.39 percent from Sh58.25 in June to Sh61.39 in July.

A 500 millilitres packet of milk rose by 4.24 percent to Sh38.88 from last month’s Sh37.29.

The statistics released on Wednesday indicate that a kilo of beef, with bones has gone up by 0.92 percent to Sh342.87 compared to Sh339.74 in June while a kilo of Kale (sukuma wiki) rose by 2.23 percent to Sh45.05 in July from Sh44.06 in June.

However a kilo of tomato decreased by 7.09 percent to Sh91.17 compared to Sh98.13 in June while sugar decreased by 1.47 percent to Sh121.22 compared to Sh123.03 in June 2013.

A kilo of maize flour also decreased by 1.85 percent to Sh108.09 in July from Sh110.14 in June 2013 as well as a kilo of Irish Potatoes dropping by 2.02 percent to Sh59.73 from last month’s Sh60.96.

Housing, water, electricity, gas and fuel index went up by 0.13 percent between June and July, mainly due to the increase in house rent and charcoal.

The transport index increased by 0.98 percent over the period under review due to the increases of pump prices of petrol and diesel while health index rose by 0.95 percent due to increase in doctors charges and some medicine.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Click to comment
Advertisement

More on Capital Business

Executive Lifestyle

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 12 – The country’s super wealthy individuals are increasing their holding of bonds, gold and cash, a new report by Knight...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 9 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi has urged members of the public to exercise extreme caution when making any...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 24 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi is set to own half of Centum Investment Company PLC, following a go-ahead...

Headlines

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 18 – Commercial Banks have been ordered to provide relief to borrowers on their personal loans, with loans eligible from March...

Ask Kirubi

It is without a doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has caught the whole world by surprise. Although its full impact is yet to be...

Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun17 – Kenya’s tea leaves manufacturer Kericho Gold, has been awarded the Superbrands Seal by Superbrands East Africa for their quality variety...

Coronavirus

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 13 – As the local telecommunications industry gears up to roll out 5G networks in the country, the Communications Authority of...

Coronavirus

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 22 – Airtel Kenya is offering free internet access for students in order to enable continued learning at home in the...