Advertise with fastmoving.co.za
 
 

CPI NEWS ON FASTMOVING

Subscribe to cpi

Inflation eases even more than expected

Inflation eases even more than expected

21/08/2019 - 10:36
Inflation eased more than expected to 4% in July. read more
Inflation steady at 4.5% in June

Inflation steady at 4.5% in June

24/07/2019 - 13:08
Consumer inflation was slightly higher than expected in June, unchanged from May’s 4.5%, but remained at the midpoint of the Reserve Bank’s 3%-6% target range. read more
Inflation accelerates slightly in May

Inflation accelerates slightly in May

19/06/2019 - 11:24
Inflation accelerated slightly to 4.5% in May, giving impetus to calls for an interest cut in July. read more
Inflation falls to 4.5% for December

Inflation falls to 4.5% for December

23/01/2019 - 10:04
Annual headline consumer price inflation moderated to 4.5% for December, according to Statistics South Africa.  read more
Inflation accelerates in October, as expected

Inflation accelerates in October, as expected

21/11/2018 - 11:01
Inflation accelerated slightly to 5.1% in October from 4.9% in September, matching the economists’ consensus.  read more
With August's CPI lower than expected, a hike in interest rates will be a close call

With August's CPI lower than expected, a hike in interest rates will be a close call

19/09/2018 - 10:22
Consumer inflation surprised to the downside in August, lessening the likelihood of an interest-rate increase by the SA Reserve Bank. read more
CPI jumps the most in 10 years in US, boosting case for a rate hike

CPI jumps the most in 10 years in US, boosting case for a rate hike

14/08/2018 - 09:52
Some items that posted big declines in June reversed course in July, including hotel and motel rates, which rose 0.4%. read more
Consumer inflation accelerates as fuel prices bite

Consumer inflation accelerates as fuel prices bite

18/07/2018 - 10:15
The 4.6% increase in CPI was a little better than expected — possibly thanks to zero inflation in food prices.  read more
Surprise dip in inflation offers relief to consumers

Surprise dip in inflation offers relief to consumers

22/06/2018 - 08:49
Inflation is hitting the rich hardest, Stats SA's figures show.  read more
Agri SA pleased with slowing inflation

Agri SA pleased with slowing inflation

20/06/2018 - 15:01
Consumer Price Index (CPI) data released by Stats SA shows that annual consumer inflation slowed from 4,5% in April 2018 to 4,4% in May 2018. Month-on-month, the consumer price index increased by 0,2% in May 2018. read more
Producer inflation jumps to 4.4% in April

Producer inflation jumps to 4.4% in April

07/06/2018 - 14:10
Factory and farm gate inflation, as measured by the annual change in the producer price index (PPI), accelerated to 4.4% in April from 3.7% in March.  read more
Inflation accelerates, but less than expected

Inflation accelerates, but less than expected

23/05/2018 - 13:25
Inflation, as measured by the annual change in the consumer price index (CPI), accelerated less than expected to 4.5% in April from 3.8% in March. read more
Producer inflation drops in March, with total cost of food production falling 1.2%

Producer inflation drops in March, with total cost of food production falling 1.2%

03/05/2018 - 14:13
Farm and factory gate inflation, as measured by the annual change in the producer price index (PPI), decelerated to 3.7% in March from 4.2% in February.  read more
Inflation slows unexpectedly in March

Inflation slows unexpectedly in March

18/04/2018 - 11:50
Inflation slowed to 3.8% in March, surprising economists who had expected it to accelerate slightly from February’s 4%. read more
PPI moderates slightly in January

PPI moderates slightly in January

01/03/2018 - 10:25
Farm and factory gate inflation, as measured by the annual change in the producer price index (PPI), decelerated slightly to 5.1% in January from 5.2% in December. read more
Why analysts expect a rate cut in March

Why analysts expect a rate cut in March

27/02/2018 - 08:55
Economists are in agreement that an interest rate cut is almost a certainty, citing lower inflation, a stronger currency, and greater political certainty.  read more
Consumer inflation ticks up, but food inflation slows further

Consumer inflation ticks up, but food inflation slows further

20/09/2017 - 11:15
Consumer inflation picked up as expected in August, as higher fuel prices bit. read more
Falling inflation boosts interest rate cut chances

Falling inflation boosts interest rate cut chances

25/08/2017 - 10:54
Inflation has dipped below the 5% mark for the first time since November 2015, supporting the case for another interest rate cut at the Reserve Bank’s next monetary policy committee meeting, economists say. read more
Consumer inflation stabilises within target range

Consumer inflation stabilises within target range

21/06/2017 - 10:37
Consumer inflation remained within the Reserve Bank's 3%-6% target range in May, with the consumer price index (CPI) ticking up to 5.4%, from 5.3% in April. read more
Rand spikes as consumer inflation slows sharply on food prices

Rand spikes as consumer inflation slows sharply on food prices

24/05/2017 - 12:25
A slight slowdown had been expected, but the CPI data were better than forecasts, thanks also to fuel price cuts. read more
Consumer inflation breather - for now

Consumer inflation breather - for now

19/04/2017 - 11:53
The annual consumer price inflation (CPI) reduced to 6.1% in March 2017 from 6.3% in February 2017, Statistics South Africa announced on Wednesday. read more
Consumer inflation slows as food prices moderate

Consumer inflation slows as food prices moderate

28/03/2017 - 14:34
February CPI inflation came in much as expected, though food inflation did not fall as far as some had expected. read more
Building blocks of CPI tap into our evolving lifestyles

Building blocks of CPI tap into our evolving lifestyles

17/02/2017 - 09:35
The January inflation figure is based on a new updated product basket and weights. Patrick Kelly explores what this means. read more
Consumer inflation slows more than expected in January

Consumer inflation slows more than expected in January

15/02/2017 - 13:57
Inflation, as measured by the consumer price index (CPI), moderated to 6.6% in January from December’s 6.8%. read more
Changes to CPI give food more weight

Changes to CPI give food more weight

30/01/2017 - 12:14
Pay-TV, noodles, apartment living and lottery dreams have become part of South Africans’ way of life read more
Consumer inflation is back above the Reserve Bank target

Consumer inflation is back above the Reserve Bank target

19/10/2016 - 16:05
Consumer inflation accelerated in September, rising back above the 6% upper limit that the Reserve Bank targets when setting interest rates. read more
CPI figures expected to show moderation

CPI figures expected to show moderation

20/08/2014 - 10:31
Rising inflation has been a challenge for both monetary policy makers and consumers since earlier this year, but there is at least an unseen benefit in the short term. read more
Analysts: No rate hikes soon

Analysts: No rate hikes soon

22/03/2013 - 08:07
Johannesburg - The SA Reserve Bank's concern about growth and consumer growth in particular shows that interest rate hikes are just not possible, economists say. read more
JSE at new high on US expectations

JSE at new high on US expectations

13/12/2012 - 08:43
Johannesburg – The JSE rallied to close at a new high on Wednesday‚ with platinums and resources providing a boost. Hopes that the US Federal Reserve could announce new stimulus measures lastnight helped to buoy both local and global market sentiment. read more
Consumer inflation forecast at six percent in May

Consumer inflation forecast at six percent in May

18/06/2012 - 08:51
The consumer price index (CPI) is expected to have registered six percent year on year in May from 6,1% in April, according to a survey of leading economists. read more
CPI in target eases rates hike pressure

CPI in target eases rates hike pressure

20/04/2012 - 07:38
Johannesburg - South Africa's headline inflation slowed in March to within the central bank's target range for the first time in four months, suggesting inflation may undercut the bank's forecasts and ease pressure for action in the form of an interest rate rise. read more
SA factory gate prices see slower rise

SA factory gate prices see slower rise

30/03/2012 - 07:55
Johannesburg - South Africa’s producer inflation, which represents domestic output, slowed to 8.3% year-on-year (y/y) in February from 8.9% in January, Statistics South Africa said on Thursday. read more
April petrol price rise a negative for CPI

April petrol price rise a negative for CPI

28/03/2012 - 09:15
The petrol price could rise by as much as 60 cents a litre in April, leading to a negative impact on month-on-month changes in CPI inflation, Absa Capital economist Jeff Schultz says. read more
Less pressure for rates rise as CPI slows

Less pressure for rates rise as CPI slows

23/03/2012 - 07:33
Johannesburg - South Africa’s targeted consumer inflation slowed unexpectedly in February, data showed on Thursday, suggesting price pressures that have pushed it above the Reserve Bank’s target are ebbing and giving the bank leeway to keep interest rates on hold. read more
CPI expected to be 6.3% year on year in February

CPI expected to be 6.3% year on year in February

20/03/2012 - 08:44
he consumer price index (CPI) - the measure used by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) for its inflation target - is expected to have remained unchanged at 6.3% year on year (y/y) in February, according to a survey of leading economists by I-Net Bridge.  read more
SA CPI annual average 5.0% in 2011 (4.3% 2010)

SA CPI annual average 5.0% in 2011 (4.3% 2010)

18/01/2012 - 11:02
The increase in South Africa's consumer price index (CPI), which is used by the SA Reserve Bank (SARB) for its inflation target, was 6.1% year on year (y/y) in December, from 6.1% y/y in November, Statistics SA (Stats SA) said on Wednesday.  read more
CPI expected to edge up slightly

CPI expected to edge up slightly

13/12/2011 - 09:47
The consumer price index (CPI) - the measure used by the SA Reserve Bank (SARB) for its inflation target - is expected to edge up slightly to 6.2% year on year (y/y) in November from the unexpected 6.0% y/y seen in October, according to a survey of leading economists by I-Net Bridge. read more
Inflation in danger zone: Economists

Inflation in danger zone: Economists

22/11/2011 - 08:22
The consumer price index - the SA Reserve Bank's main inflation targeting measure - is sitting at the top of its three to six percent target range and will breach it this year, according to a survey of leading economists by I-Net Bridge.  read more
Consumer inflation in the spotlight

Consumer inflation in the spotlight

21/11/2011 - 09:49
A Bloomberg consensus of economists expects inflation’s consumer price index to have grown to 5,9% last month compared with the same month last year.  read more
New weights for CPI in January 2013: Stats SA

New weights for CPI in January 2013: Stats SA

18/11/2011 - 09:01
New weights for the Consumer Price Index will be introduced in the January 2013 release, Patrick Kelly, Executive Manager: Price and Employment Statistics at Statistics SA said on Thursday.  read more
Consumer inflation edges up

Consumer inflation edges up

19/05/2011 - 07:56
Johannesburg - South Africa's consumer inflation edged up slightly to 4.2% year-on-year (y/y) in April, from 4.1% in March, Statistics South Africa said on Tuesday.  read more
Inflation opens rate cut window

Inflation opens rate cut window

15/04/2010 - 13:33
Johannesburg - Inflation delivered yet another surprise on the downside on Wednesday, with the July rate of change in the consumer price index (CPI) coming in at 3.7% from 4.2% in June, immediately reigniting speculation that an interest rate cut may be on the cards next month. read more