ARTICLES RELATING TO CPI

Inflation hits 6.3% as prices rise across the board

2016-07-20 10:39

Prices for consumer goods and services in June 2016 were up across the board, according to Statistics SA.

Ukraine cuts borrowing rates for 3rd time as CPI fades further

2016-06-23 14:44

Ukraine has cut borrowing costs for a third month as inflation continued to ease and the hryvnia reached its strongest level since January.

Surprise drop in consumer inflation

2016-06-22 10:22

Contrary to a predicted rise, Statistics South Africa has announced a modest decrease in the country's consumer price inflation.

Slight drop in CPI despite sharp rise in food prices

2016-05-18 10:05

South Africa's annual consumer price inflation in April 2016 was 6.2%, Statistics South Africa has announced.

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%.

 

CPI expectations can be self-fulfilling - Sarb deputy

2016-07-06 14:49

The South African Reserve Bank is concerned that rising inflation expectations can become a self-fulfilling prophecy, according to Deputy Governor Daniel Mminele.

Slowing inflation gives Sarb more room to pause on rates

2016-06-22 16:37

The inflation unexpectedly slowed in May, giving Sarb room to keep interest rates unchanged to support an economy at risk of falling into recession.

April wholesale trade sales jump 5.7% y/y

2016-06-15 10:31

Wholesale trade sales increased by 5.7% in April 2016 compared with April 2015, Statistics SA has announced.

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.

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