Inflation in South Africa
South Africa - Inflation (end of period)
Inflation moderates in March
Consumer prices rose 0.3% in March, slowing from February’s 1.0% increase. According to the Statistical Institute, the moderation reflected lower prices for transport and easing food costs.
Inflation fell to 4.1% from February’s 4.6%, thus moving below the midpoint of the Central Bank’s 3.0%–6.0% target band. Meanwhile, core inflation inched down to 3.7% (February: 3.8%), while annual average inflation logged 4.2%, matching February’s result.
The SARB sees inflation averaging 4.7% in 2020 and 4.6% in 2021. FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists see inflation averaging 4.2% in 2020, which is unchanged from last month’s estimate, and 4.7% in 2021.
South Africa - Inflation (eop) Data
|Inflation Rate (CPI, annual variation in %, eop)||5.3||5.3||6.7||4.7||4.5|
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South Africa Inflation (eop) Chart
Source: Statistics South Africa.
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|Bond Yield||8.26||0.29 %||Dec 31|
|Exchange Rate||13.98||-0.21 %||Dec 31|
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