Inflation in South Africa
South Africa - Inflation
Inflation ticks up in January
Consumer prices rose 0.34% in January over the previous month, picking up from the 0.17% increase recorded in December and marking the sharpest increase in prices since July 2020. Looking at the details of the release, transportation prices rose at a quicker pace in January compared to the previous month, while prices pressures for food and non-alcoholic beverages also picked up pace. In addition, prices for alcoholic beverages and tobacco also gained steam.
Inflation came in at 3.2% in January, which was up from December’s 3.1%. Annual average inflation ticked down to 3.2% in January (December: 3.3%). Lastly, core inflation was unchanged, coming in at December's 3.3% in January.
FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists see inflation averaging 3.9% in 2021, which is down 0.1 percentage points from last month’s estimate, and 4.3% in 2022.
South Africa - Inflation Data
|Inflation Rate (CPI, annual variation in %)||4.6||6.3||5.3||4.6||4.1|
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South Africa Inflation Chart
Source: Statistics South Africa.
South Africa Facts
|Bond Yield||8.26||0.29 %||Dec 31|
|Exchange Rate||13.98||-0.21 %||Dec 31|
|Stock Market||0.1||-0.44 %||Jan 06|
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March 11, 2021
Manufacturing output declined 3.4% compared to the same month a year earlier in January, which contrasted December's 1.9% increase.
March 9, 2021
Economic growth softened markedly in the final quarter of 2020, with GDP expanding 6.3% in seasonally-adjusted annualized terms (SAAR), which was down from Q3’s record bounce-back of 67.3%.
March 3, 2021
The South Africa IHS Markit Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) dropped to 50.2 in February from 50.8 in January.
February 24, 2021
On 24 February, the government presented the budget for FY 2021–2022—which begins on 1 April—to Parliament, sticking to its commitment to fiscal consolidation and debt stabilization.
February 17, 2021
Consumer prices rose 0.34% in January over the previous month, picking up from the 0.17% increase recorded in December and marking the sharpest increase in prices since July 2020.