Petrol and food prices drive CPI down to 5.3%

2015-01-21 10:27

Stats SA has confirmed that the consumer price inflation has dropped to 5.3% in December 2014 from 5.8% in November 2014.

Petrol drop has no effect on food prices

2015-01-09 13:44

The drastic drop in the petrol price over the past four months has not had any effect on the price of food, according to an inflation expert.

CPI inflation slows in November

2014-12-10 10:28

South Africa's headline consumer inflation has slowed to 5.8% year-on-year in November, in line with market forecasts.

Marcus: Deviations from CPI band justifiable

2014-10-30 10:15

Recent deviations from the consumer inflation target band have been primarily driven by exogenous shocks and are justifiable, says Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus.

Inflation slows to under 6%

2014-10-22 10:48

The country's headline consumer inflation slowed to 5.9% year-on-year in September, below market expectations of 6.1%, says Statistics South Africa.

Economists split on interest rates

2014-09-18 07:00

After the release of surprise inflation data, experts vary on what they predict the SA Reserve Bank will decide on the interest rates.

SA consumer inflation slows

2014-08-20 10:20

South Africa's headline consumer inflation has slowed year-on-year in July, below market expectations.

UK shop prices falling fast

2014-08-06 11:58

Prices in British shops have fallen at the fastest rate since records began seven-and-a-half years ago, marking 15 months of sinking prices.

SA's June headline CPI steady

2014-07-23 10:36

SA's headline consumer inflation has been steady year-on-year in June compared with May, says Statistics SA.

Inflation quickens year-on-year

2014-05-21 10:49

Headline consumer inflation quickened year-on-year in April, slightly above market expectations, says Statistics SA.

Petrol, food behind inflation surge

2014-02-19 18:40

Economists give their take on the latest inflation surprise and forecast what the future might hold regarding petrol prices and interest rate hikes.

ConCourt to hear CPI restitution case

2014-02-18 08:30

An application about the use of the Consumer Price Index to determine compensation in a land claim will be heard in the Constitutional Court.

Rate hike likely to up rental prices

2014-01-30 15:09

The repo rate hike will probably increase the price of residential rentals and could affect the consumer price index, FNB's home loans department says.

CPI inches up to 5.4%

2014-01-22 11:02

Headline consumer inflation edged up to 5.4% year-on-year in December, slightly below market expectations, says Statistics South Africa.

Staple food prices rise 9% - study

2013-10-16 15:45

The cost of basic foods has risen by 8.7% in one year, according to a study by the Pietermaritzburg Agency for Community Social Action.

'No rate change till 2014'

2013-08-21 13:54

Current market moves won't affect the interest rate this year, says Peter Montalto.

CPI expectations steady at 6%

2013-06-27 15:50

The average inflation expectations in the second quarter have reamined unchanged at 6% for 2013 compared with the first quarter, a survey shows.

Inflation to keep rates in check

2013-05-22 22:11

The higher than expected consumer price index of 5.9% for April will likely not push the South African Reserve Bank to hike interest rates, economists say.

October inflation quickens to 5.6%

2012-11-21 10:41

Headline consumer inflation has risen to 5.6% year-on-year in October, placing a lid on hopes for another interest rate cut.

Mageu, tablet computers in inflation count

2012-11-06 15:20

More households are buying mageu, feta cheese, energy-saving bulbs and tablet computers, goods that will now form part of the CPI basket, says Statistics SA.

Less pressure for rates rise as CPI slows

2012-03-22 16:39

SA's consumer inflation unexpectedly dropped in February, giving the Reserve Bank more leeway to keep interest rates at a historic low for for longer.

Consumer inflation edges up to 6.3%

2012-02-22 10:37

SA's consumer price index, which is used by the Reserve Bank for its inflation target, continued to rise in January.

SA factory gate prices ease

2011-12-15 12:12

Price inflation at SA's farms, factories and mines slowed to 10.1% in November compared to a year ago.

Rand fragile, bonds weak

2011-11-24 09:34

The rand is firm but vulnerable against the dollar, while yields on 15-year bonds hit a 7-month high amid a shift to safe haven debt as eurozone debt fears escalate.


Consumer price inflation set to drop

2015-01-21 07:00

The CPI was set to slow to 5.3% year-on-year in December from 5.8% in November, according to Fin24 inflation expert Riyadh Bhyat.

US CPI dips on fuel, rate hike likely

2014-12-18 15:00

US consumer prices have recorded their biggest drop in nearly six years as fuel prices tumble, but the general view is that interest rates will increase.

Marcus: CPI targets reduce price pressure

2014-10-30 11:04

The Reserve Bank has defended its inflation targeting policy, saying it helps reduce price pressures and contributes to more favourable economic growth.

Food, oil behind inflation dip - Investec

2014-10-22 13:28

The moderation in both food and energy price growth has been the main reason for lower Consumer Price Index inflation rate in September, says Investec.

Concern as food inflation spirals

2014-09-18 12:55

A worrisome trend is that prices of everyday items like food and electricity are rising rapidly, while non-durables like TV sets are becoming more affordable.

SA's August inflation quickens

2014-09-17 11:04

Headline consumer inflation has risen above market expectations to 6.4% year-on-year in August, compared with 6.3% in July.

Sarb warns on high wage expectations

2014-08-13 10:25

Rand weakness is beginning to affect consumer prices, while labour and business wage inflation expectations are "uncomfortably high", says the SA Reserve Bank.

Poor turn-out for one-day strike in Ghana

2014-07-25 18:30

Trade union leaders in Ghana have failed to mobilise support for a planned nationwide protest against government's "mishandling of the economy".

Zim's deflation accelerates

2014-06-16 21:11

Zimbabwe's deflation has accelerated year-on-year in May, says the national statistics agency Zimstats.

CPI quickens to 6%

2014-04-23 11:30

Headline consumer inflation rose to 6.0% year-on-year in March, slightly above market expectactions, from 5.9% in February, says Statistics South Africa.

Rand steady ahead of CPI data

2014-02-19 09:49

The rand was steady against the dollar, amid hesitant trading before the release of January consumer inflation data.

Slowdown in unsecured credit balances

2014-01-30 16:02

Growth in the value of household unsecured credit balances - general loans and advances, credit card debt and overdrafts - dropped further at the end of December.

How the CPI is determined

2014-01-24 11:51

A Fin24 user wants to know what basket of products is used to determine the Consumer Price Index.

Rand steadies as market braces for CPI, strikes

2014-01-21 09:43

Weak economic fundamentals and worries around mining sector strikes are expected to keep the rand under pressure for some months to come.

Leave R100 under the mattress at your peril

2013-09-19 13:50

Consumers must wake up and look at the impact of inflation on their investments, warns an expert.

Widening gap between income and needs

2013-06-30 14:12

A study has found there is a growing gulf between what people expect their living standards to be and their ability to achieve it.

SA's May CPI figures slows to 5.6%

2013-06-19 10:45

South Africa's consumer price index‚ was 5.6% year on year in May after a 5.9% y/y increase in April‚ Statistics SA says.

Bonds softer on weaker rand

2013-02-04 12:37

The bond market was softer in midday trade on a weaker rand, with the release of the new consumer price index having no effect on the bond market.

US CPI rises on jump in shelter cost

2012-11-15 18:17

US consumer prices rose in October as the cost of shelter surged by the most in over four years, while gasoline prices fell in a boost for consumer spending power.

CPI in target eases rates hike pressure

2012-04-18 18:00

SA's consumer inflation slowed in March to within the Reserve Bank's target range, taking off some of the urgency on raising interest rates soon.

SA factory gate prices ease

2012-02-23 12:13

The producer price index edged down to 8.9% in December as sharp rises in food prices moderated.

Uptick seen in SA consumer inflation

2012-01-16 14:23

SA's consumer price index is expected to rise to 6.2% in December, according to a Reuters poll.

Consumer inflation hits 20-month high

2011-12-14 17:51

South Africa's targeted consumer inflation breached the central bank's 3% to 6% target in November as expected.

Stats SA to modify CPI, PPI weightings

2011-11-17 11:45

Statistics SA says it will revise both the consumer and inflation baskets more regularly to reflect consumer expenditure trends and changes at production level.

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