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November inflation ticks slightly higher to 5.2%

In November inflation for goods increased by 5.3% year-on-year, from 5.1% in October, according to Stats SA

Economic week ahead: SA, Nigeria consumer inflation data

South Africa, Nigeria and the UK are expected to release consumer inflation figures and the US will give an update on housing data this week.

Lower inflation increase may mean no repo rate hike

A lower-than-expected inflation increase means there is less chance of a repo rate hike in the next quarter, say analysts.

June consumer inflation below expectation as rand’s slump fails to bite

Consumer inflation for June was lower than expected, but analysts still expect a number of factors to push it beyond its upper band of 6%.

Caution tarnishes the silver lining

Despite signs of economic growth, inflation and energy fears have put a damper on South Africa's economic forecasts.

December consumer price index remains steady

South Africa's consumer price index, which was expected to have increased, has remained steady at 6.1% year-on-year in December.

SA’s December inflation expected to rise

As Stats SA is due to release December's consumer price index this week, economists suggest consumer inflation is likely to have risen to 6.2%.

Spending on food and health drops

South Africans are spending less on food and health care compared to the last two years, said debit and credit card distributor Sureswipe on Friday.

Government in the CPI basket

Inflation figures came in higher than expected as businesses -- and consumers -- face a potential spate of government-controlled price increases.

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