The Data on Alcohol and Tobacco in Africa (DATA) Project of the Economics of Tobacco Control Project at the University of Cape Town seeks to increase awareness of and access to economic and policy data for policies related to healthy diets and alcohol and tobacco control in sub-Saharan Africa. The project collated economic data on alcohol and food from Kenyan public records. Excise revenue data on these items was collected from these records for the period 1947-2017. Data on consumption, production, prices, trade, excise taxes and tax revenue of alcohollic beverages and food items were extracted from the annual reports and statistical abstracts published by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (1955-2017) and Economic Survey (1968-2018). Food consumption, tax revenue, trade, and price data are all imperative for sound research on the impact of food prices, excise tax and other policies on consumption, trade and revenue. This type of data collation is thus important for policy makers and public health advocates.
Kind of Data
Unit of Analysis
v1: Edited anonymised data for public distribution
The dataset includes data on agricultural production, average retail price, consumption, trade (imports and exports) unit price of imports, unit price of domestic exports and excise revenue of selected foods (barley, beans, beef, beer, bread, coffee, juices, maize flour, maize grain, milk, milk for infants, mineral water, potatoes, rice, salt, sodas, spirits, sugar, tea, tobacco, tomatoes, wheat flour and wines).
This dataset has national coverage
This dataset includes aggregate price and quantity data on alcohol and food from Kenya. Excise revenue data covers the period 1947-2017. Data on consumption, production, prices, trade, excise taxes and tax revenue of alcohollic beverages and food items cover the periods 1955-2017 and 1968-2018.
Producers and sponsors
Data on Alcohol and Tobacco in Africa Project
Economics of Tobacco Control Project, University of Cape Town
International Development Research Centre
Dates of Data Collection
excise revenue data
price and quantity data
price and quantity data
Data Collection Mode
Data Collection Notes
Excise revenue data was collected over the period 1947-2017. Data on consumption, production, prices, trade, excise taxes and tax revenue of alcohollic beverages and food items were extracted from the annual reports and statistical abstracts published by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (1955-2017) and Economic Survey (1968-2018).
Kenya National Bureau of Statistics
Statistics presented in the economic survey reports are produced in line with internationally sound and scientific methods that are anchored on the fundamental principles of producing official statistics.
University of Cape Town
Public use files, available to all
Data on Alcohol and Tobacco in Africa Project. Data on Alcohol and Food for Kenya 1947-2017 [dataset]. Version 1. Cape Town: Economics of Tobacco Control Project [producer], 2018. Cape Town: DataFirst [distributor], 2018. DOI: https://doi.org/10.25828/6qtb-5n60