The survey was undertaken
Release of Producer Price Index Second Quarter 2017
The overall producer prices increased by per cent compared with the previous quarter to reach points. The increase was mainly driven by rise in the manufacture of food products and manufacture of chemicals and chemical products.
However, during the same period producer prices of electricity, manufacture of other non-metallic mi Read More Release of CPI and rates of inflation for June 2017 Kenya National Bureau of Statistics hereby releases Consumer Price Indices (CPI) and rates of inflation for June, 2017. These numbers have been generated using data collected during the second and third weeks of the month under review. The prices were obtained from selected retail outlets in 25 data collection zones which are located in Nairobi Read More
CPI and rates of inflation for August 2017
In line with the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics commitment to release data for the monthly Consumer Price Indices (CPI) and rates of inflation on the last working day of…
The process of computing the index as expected, will involve the use of a wide range of data from existing and non-existing datasets. The existing data gaps will be filled with information to be collected administratively from public institutions and through a nationwide household survey. Over the next month (5 th – 30 th September 2017), NBS field officers will be visiting public institutions and households across the 36 States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory to collect relevant information. We therefore solicit the full cooperation of the selected households and institutions in providing us with the requested information. The prompt supply of this information will ensure that NBS completes this exercise in time, to enable us to provide the public, government and policy makers with useful and timely statistics for which can be used to monitor progress and make evidence based policy decisions. While thanking the public for your usual support and cooperation in supplying us with information, we expect to publish the results of the exercise before the end of year.
In September 2010, after a conference call with its Business Cycle Dating Committee, the NBER declared that the Great Recession in the United States had officially ended in 2009 and lasted from December 2007 to June 2009.   In response, a number of newspapers wrote that the majority of Americans did not believe the recession was over, mainly because they were still struggling and because the country still faced high unemployment.    However, the NBER release had noted that "In determining that a trough occurred in June 2009, the committee did not conclude that economic conditions since that month have been favorable or that the economy has returned to operating at normal capacity. Rather, the committee determined only that the recession ended and a recovery began in that month. A recession is a period of falling economic activity spread across the economy, lasting more than a few months, normally visible in real GDP, real income, employment, industrial production, and wholesale-retail sales. The trough marks the end of the declining phase and the start of the rising phase of the business cycle."