Consumer Price Inflation

CPI drops to its lowest level in eight years

The low consumer price inflation could lead the central bank to cut interest rates, says economists

Inflation outlook remains on target

Figures released by Statistics South Africa showed that CPI increased, mainly because of the increased cost of transport and insurance.

IMF revises growth rates for South Africa

IMF revised its growth forecast for sub-Saharan Africa down to 4.9% from 5.8% in 2015, and SA's growth has been reduced to 2.1% from a previous 2.3%.

Economic week ahead: A slew of SA data

SA’s data diary is full this week with updates on it's current account, inflation, mining, manufacturing and retail sales over the coming days.

Inflation exceeds target again

Consumer Price Inflation exceeded the Reserve Bank's target band of 3% to 6% for the third time in .

Rand bonds revel as Marcus finesses policy

Bonds are rallying after the Reserve Bank's hiked rates in an effort to assure South Africans and investors that inflation will not run away.

Maize output estimate raised as yields improve

The Crop Estimates Committee's forecast expects 2014's maize harvest to be the largest in over three decades.

Consumer price inflation rises to 5.5%

Statistics South Africa says the consumer price inflation rate accelerated to 5.5% year-on-year in September.

Inflation slows to 6.1% but interest hike still looms

Consumer price inflation slowed to 6.1% in February, but "generalised" inflation pressures mean interest rates may still rise sooner than expected.

Zimbabwe’s inflation figures don’t add up

Zimbabwe's annual inflation rate remained unchanged at 4.3% in February, according to official statistics.

CPI shows accelerated rise

Statistics South Africa says Consumer Price Inflation accelerated in October to 6% year-on-year after economists expected growth to reach 5.9%.

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