Tag: consumer price inflation

SA’s consumer inflation slows to 4.1% y/y in March – these were the main drivers

South Africa’s consumer price inflation slowed to 4.1 per cent year-on-year in March, from 4.6 per cent in February. The main contributors to the 4.1 per cent annual inflation rate were food, non-alcoholic beverages; housing and utilities. Joining CNBC Africa to unpack more is Patrick Kelly, Chief Director at Stats SA.

SA consumer price inflation rises to 4.5% in January

Consumer price inflation increased to 4.5 per cent in January 2020 from 4.0 per cent in December 2019. On a month-on-month basis price growth was at 0.3 per cent in January which was the same rate for December.

SA’s CPI falls to 4.1% in September

Annual consumer price inflation fell to 4.1 per cent in September from 4.3 per cent in August. Statistics South Africa has cited that inflation has now been below 4.5 per cent for the past three months and remained below the South African Reserve Bank’s 6 per cent monetary policy ceiling since April 2017. Statistics South Africa Chief Director, Patrick Kelly joins CNBC Africa for more.

SA’s consumer price inflation edges up to 4.3% in August

Consumer inflation in South Africa has risen by a 0.3 per cent to 4.3 per cent in August 2019. The main contributors for the rise in inflation were food and non-alcoholic beverages as well as housing and utilities. Joining CNBC Africa for is Patrick Kelly, Chief Director of Stats SA.

SA’s annual inflation rate for April down 0.1% to 4.4%

South African consumer price inflation has dipped by 0.1 per cent in April to 4.4 per cent. The SARB indicator continues to reveal a contracting South African economy. Rising fuel costs lead to higher food prices resulting in strained consumer spending. Joining CNBC Africa to discuss April’s CPI and shares that win and lose is Craig Pheiffer, Chief Investment Strategist, Absa Stockbrokers and Portfolio Management.

South Africa’s CPI reveals moderate inflationary increases in Feb 2019

South Africa’s consumer price index was released by stats South Africa. Consumer Price Inflation rose by 0.1 per cent to 4.1 per cent month-on-month. The overall change to the consumer price Index was an increase of 0.8 per cent month-on-month in February 2019, the index increased by 3.6 per cent year on year. Joining CNBC Africa to unpack these numbers is Nesan Nair, Senior Portfolio Manager Sasfin Securities.

This West African country’s inflation has rose to 0.8 percent year-on-year in October

The country's consumer price inflation rose to 0.8 percent year-on-year in October, up from 0.5 percent in September.