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Inflation, CPI (Average) in South Africa

Source: World Bank, National Statistical Office, IMF estimates (Oct 2020)
Last Updated: Jun 1, 2021

Average inflation measured by CPI reached 4.13 % in 2019 in South Africa, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 10.6 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, average inflation measured by CPI in South Africa reached an all time high of 18.4 % in 1986 and an all time low of % in. When compared to South Africa's main peers, average inflation measured by CPI in Botswana amounted to 2.85 %, 5.19 % in Lesotho, 3.72 % in Namibia and 2.58 % in Swaziland in 2019.

South Africa has been ranked 48th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of average inflation measured by CPI, 6 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Inflation as measured by the consumer price index (CPI) reflects the annual percentage change in the cost to the average consumer of acquiring a basket of goods and services that may be fixed or changed at specified intervals, such as yearly.


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