ARTICLES RELATING TO CPI

SA world's 2nd most economically unequal country

2015-08-18 09:54

The massive difference in wealth between the ‘rich’ and ‘poor’ has a major effect on the different products these groups buy, says an inflation analyst.

CPI could hit 6% by 2016 - inflation expert

2015-07-22 07:47

The Consumer Price Index will likely increase to 4.7% in June 2015 and will likely breach 6% by January 2016, according to The Inflation Factory.

Public wages, CPI to impact Sarb rates call

2015-05-21 14:22

April inflation surprised to the downside and the public sector wage round settlement was below the "warning zone" of Sarb, says an expert.

Petrol price keeps fuelling inflation, says expert

2015-05-20 07:10

South Africa’s inflation rate is set to increase to 4.5% as a continued result of petrol hikes, says an inflation expert ahead of Stats SA's official results.

CPI up after six months of decreases

2015-04-22 10:10

The consumer price index has risen to 4% year-on-year, ending six months of consecutive decreases, Statistics SA has announced.

Namibia's CPI slows in January

2015-02-12 11:35

Namibia's consumer inflation has slowed slightly year-on-year in January, says the statistics office.

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.

 

June's CPI inflation rate up to 4.7% - Stats SA

2015-07-22 10:06

The headline CPI annual inflation rate in June 2015 was 4.7%, Stats SA has announced.

Public wages, CPI to impact Sarb rates call

2015-05-21 14:40

April inflation surprised to the downside and the public sector wage round settlement was below the "warning zone" of Sarb, says an expert.

Petrol hikes hit inflation hard

2015-05-20 10:48

In line with an earlier prediction, South Africa’s inflation rate has increased to 4.5%, according to Statistics SA.

SARB won't raise rates over temporary inflation breach

2015-05-14 10:30

Inflation will need to rise above target range over a longer period before raising interest rates is considered, says Sarb Governor Lesetja Kganyago.

CPI to drop to 4.4% due to petrol price decrease

2015-02-18 06:21

The CPI has slowed significantly to 4.4% y-o-y in January 2015 largely as a result of the petrol price decreases, says Fin24’s inflation expert ahead of the Stats SA report.

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.

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