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TABLE-South Africa’s consumer price inflation slows to 2.9% y/y in February

PUBLISHED: Wed, 24 Mar 2021 09:22:11 GMT

JOHANNESBURG, March 24 (Reuters) – South Africa’s headline consumer price inflation slowed to 2.9% year-on-year in February from 3.2% in January, data from Statistics South Africa showed on Wednesday. PERCENTAGE CHANGES: Y/Y Y/Y M/M M/M February January February January Food, non-alcoholic bev 5.2 5.4 0.3 0.7 Alcoholic bev, tobacco 4.0 3.5 0.5 0.2 Clothing, footwear 0.3 0.6 0.0 0.4 Housing, utilities 2.6 2.6 0.0 0.0 Household contents 1.7 1.9 -0.3 0.3 Health 2.8 4.5 1.7 0.3 Transport 1.2 -0.4 1.8 0.9 Communication -0.5 -0.5 -0.1 0.1 Recreation and culture 1.4 1.6 0.0 -0.3 Education 6.4 6.4 0.0 0.0 Restaurants, hotels -0.5 0.3 -0.5 0.5 Miscellaneous goods 3.9 6.5 2.3 0.3 All items 2.9 3.2 0.7 0.3 (Reporting by Mfuneko Toyana)

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