Motivation: Kenya National Bureau of Statistics reports quarterly GDP totals, seasonally adjusted, at current and 2009constant prices. Previously, our estimates did not align with these series.
Old Methodology:
 Benchmark current and constant GDP and its expenditure components to annual GDP(E) from the UNSD
 Backfill using growth rates of annual GDP(E) from the World Bank
 Frequencyconvert (2009 to current) GDP from annual to quarterly using quarterly GDP from the World Bank
 Frequencyconvert (1960 to 2008) GDP from annual to quarterly using linear interpolation
 Frequencyconvert (1960 to current) expenditure components from annual to quarterly using linear interpolation
 Squeeze components to total GDP to ensure additive integrity
New Methodology:
 Benchmark current and constant price GDP to quarterly, seasonally adjusted GDP from Kenya National Bureau of Statistics
 Backfill (2000 to 2008) constant price GDP using growth rates of the 2001constant price predecessor
 Backfill (1960 to 1999) current and constant price GDP using annual GDP from UNSD, backfilled with annual GDP from the World Bank, frequencyconverted to quarterly using linear interpolation.
 Benchmark current and constant price expenditure components to annual components from UNSD
 Rebase constant price components from 2010 to 2009 using corresponding current price data
 Backfill using annual components from the World Bank
 Frequencyconvert expenditure components from annual to quarterly using GDP estimates
 Squeeze components to total GDP to ensure additive integrity
What you will see: All periods are revised. Constant price estimates rebased (from 2010 to 2009). Properties are otherwise unchanged.
The estimates reside in the historical catalog (Kenya » National Accounts » by Expenditure » Moody's Analytics Estimated) and include, for example:
 RNALEGDPAQ.IKEN = National Accounts: Gross domestic product, (Mil. KES, SAAR)
 RNACEEXAQ.IKEN = Exports, (Mil. 2009 KES, SAAR)
 RPDIGAQ.IKEN = Implicit price deflator  Government consumption, (Index 2009=100, SA)
Because catalog locations are subject to change, the upperright search box on DataBuffet.com provides a "find in catalog" mode that accepts a mnemonic.
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