ARTICLES RELATING TO CPI

Big drop in SA inflation amid rising food costs

2016-04-20 10:03

CPI decelerated from 7% in February to 6.3% in March, Statistics SA has announced, while food costs in March were nearly 10% higher than in March 2015.

Persistent inflation target breach will need response - Sarb

2016-04-17 16:02

A persistent breach of Sarb’s inflation target will require a policy response even as SA’s economic growth outlook weakens, says deputy governor Daniel Mminele.

Shocker as inflation breaches Sarb band yet again

2016-03-23 10:43

Consumer price inflation has breached the upper limit of the SA Reserve Bank's inflation target band yet again, Statistics SA has announced.

Inflation points to March rate hike - economists

2016-02-18 07:25

After gloomy inflation data, economists are warning that an interest rate hike could be on the cards in March.

Inflation hits highest level for year

2016-01-20 10:40

SA's annual consumer price inflation rose to 5.2% in December 2015, the highest rate for the year as consumers battle with price increases and rate hikes.

Economists split on rates call

2015-11-19 07:58

The SA Reserve Bank will probably raise interest rates in anticipation of a likely US interest rate lift-off in December, economists say.

Brian Kantor: SARB must ignore inflation expectations, can’t influence Rand

2015-11-04 16:21

Investec economist Brian Kantor looks at inflationary expectations in South Africa and argues why they should be ignored by monetary policy.

CPI remains level at 4.6% ahead of rates decision

2015-09-23 10:30

The consumer price index, which measures the country's inflation rate, has remained level at 4.6% in August month-on-month, according to Statistics SA.

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.

 

Ratings downgrade: The ‘hot money’ has already left, more to follow

2016-04-20 07:54

While the “hot money” has already left SA in anticipation of a downgrade, outflows of institutional funds will only leave when the fatal blow strikes, economists warn.

Inflation could hit 8.1% by December - economist

2016-03-24 07:05

Inflation in SA could peak at 8.1% in December this year and only dip below Sarb's upper target band again in December 2017, says an emerging markets economist.

Robust rand recovers 2016 losses ahead of budget

2016-02-18 11:10

The rand has recovered the losses it incurred since the start of the year, after dramatically low oil prices and a rout in the Chinese markets rocked the local economy.

Inflation hits highest level for year

2016-01-20 12:19

SA's annual consumer price inflation rose to 5.2% in December 2015, the highest rate for the year as consumers battle with price increases and rate hikes.

Producer inflation rises to 4.2%

2015-11-26 12:42

Prices at the factory gate have shot up in October, mostly because of higher costs for food, alcohol and tobacco products.

October inflation rate went up, says expert

2015-11-18 07:45

The Inflation Factory’s real time CPI Index stood at 116.7 at the end of October, implying year-on-year inflation of 4.9% and month-on-month inflation of 0.5%.

Nene will focus on debt as inflation levels out

2015-10-20 17:16

South Africa’s inflation has been relatively stable in 2015, says an expert ahead of the release of consumer inflation data by Stats SA.

Why Sarb might leave repo rates alone

2015-09-23 07:58

A slowdown in August’s inflation figures could be exactly what the doctor ordered, as Sarb announces its repo rates decision today.

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.

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