South Africa Inflation Rate  1968-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Consumer prices in South Africa rose 6.4 percent year-on-year in October of 2016, following a 6.1 percent increase in September and above market expectations of a 6.3 percent gain. It was the highest inflation rate since February as cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages increased at a faster pace. Month-on-month, consumer prices increased by 0.5 percent following a 0.2 percent gain in the previous month. Inflation Rate in South Africa averaged 9.25 percent from 1968 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 20.90 percent in January of 1986 and a record low of 0.20 percent in January of 2004.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-09-21 08:00 AM Aug 5.9% 6% 5.9% 6%
2016-10-19 08:00 AM Sep 6.1% 5.9% 6.2% 6.1%
2016-11-23 08:00 AM Oct 6.4% 6.1% 6.3% 6.1%
2016-12-14 08:00 AM Nov 6.4% 6.5%
2017-01-18 08:00 AM Dec
2017-02-15 08:00 AM Jan




South Africa Inflation Rate at 8-Month High of 6.4%


Consumer prices in South Africa rose 6.4 percent year-on-year in October of 2016, following a 6.1 percent increase in September and above market expectations of a 6.3 percent gain. It was the highest inflation rate since February as cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages increased at a faster pace. Month-on-month, consumer prices increased by 0.5 percent following a 0.2 percent gain in the previous month.

Year-on-year, cost rose for housing and utilities (+5.4 percent, the same pace of the preceding month); food and non-alcoholic beverages (+11.7 percent from +11.3 percent), transport  (+4.3 percent from +3.5 percent), and miscellaneous goods and services (+7.5 percent from +7.2 percent). Additional upward pressure came form: alcoholic beverage and tobacco (+5.2 percent, the same pace as in September); household contents and services (+4.1 percent from 4.0 percent).
 
On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.5 percent after a 0.2 percent rise in a month earlier. Prices of housing and utilities were unchanged from a 0.5 percent increase in the previous month and cost rose for food and non-alcoholic beverages (+0.9 percent from +0.2 percent) and transport (+1.1 percent from -0.1 percent).
 
The core inflation which excludes prices of food, non-alcoholic beverages, petrol and energy increased to 5.7 percent from 5.6 percent rise in September. 
 

Statistic of South Africa l Chusnul Ch Manan | chusnul@tradingeconomics.com
11/23/2016 11:26:39 AM



South Africa Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 6.40 6.10 20.90 0.20 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.50 0.20 4.29 -0.74 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 123.80 123.20 123.80 1.50 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 123.30 123.00 123.30 78.50 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 5.70 5.60 8.34 2.90 percent [+]
Producer Prices 128.10 127.00 219.40 4.10 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 6.60 6.60 8.80 2.61 percent [+]
Export Prices 145.60 143.00 145.60 0.60 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 143.10 139.40 143.30 1.20 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 11.70 11.30 15.75 0.73 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 115.20 113.90 116.60 81.70 Index Points [+]



South Africa Inflation Rate Notes

In South Africa, the most important categories in the consumer price index are Housing and Utilities (24.5 percent of total weight), Transport (16.4 percent) and Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages (15.4 percent). Others include: Miscellaneous Goods and Services such as personal care, Insurance and Finance (14.7 percent); Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (5.4 percent); Household Contents, Equipment and Maintenance (4.8 percent); Recreation and Culture (4.1 percent); Clothing and Footwear (4.1 percent). Restaurants and Hotels, Education, Communication and Health account for the remaining 10 percent. The CPI basket was revised in January of 2013. This page provides - South Africa Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. South Africa Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2016.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.40 6.10 20.90 0.20 1968 - 2016 percent Monthly



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