As we have written before, the overall inflation rate stood at 10.28 percent in March 2017. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 1.67 percent from 179.98 in February 2017 to 182.98 in March 2017.
The price of Sifted Maize Flour is still on the rise. The average retail price for 2 Kg packet of sifted Maize Flour for the month of March was Ksh.132.36 as compared to Ksh.126.78 in the previous month of February. This represents an increase of approximately 4.4 percent. Similarly, the price was Ksh.113.79 in the month of September 2016. Since September last year, the price of sifted maize flour has increased by 16.3 percent. The same packet retailed at Ksh.103.65 at exactly the same period one year ago. This translates to an increase of 27.7 percent since March 2016.
The following table shows the National Average Retail Prices of selected commodities
Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) generated these figures using data collected during the second and third weeks of the month of January, 2017. The prices were obtained from selected retail outlets in 25 data collection zones which are located in Nairobi and in 13 other urban centres. KNBS has not given a list these retail outlets.