Annual core inflation in South Africa, which excludes prices of food, non-alcoholic beverages, fuel and energy, was flat at 3.3 percent in September of 2020. source: Statistics South Africa

Core Inflation Rate in South Africa averaged 4.86 percent from 2009 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 8.30 percent in May of 2009 and a record low of 2.90 percent in January of 2011. This page provides the latest reported value for - South Africa Core Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. South Africa Core Inflation Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2020.

Core Inflation Rate in South Africa is expected to be 3.40 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Core Inflation Rate in South Africa to stand at 3.70 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the South Africa Core Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 3.70 percent in 2021 and 4.00 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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South Africa Core Inflation Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.30 3.30 8.30 2.90 2009 - 2020 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-07-29 08:00 AM Jun 3% 3.1% 3% 2.6%
2020-08-26 08:00 AM Jul 3.2% 3% 3% 3.1%
2020-09-30 08:00 AM Aug 3.3% 3.2% 3.2% 3.2%
2020-10-28 08:00 AM Sep 3.3% 3.3% 3.3%
2020-11-25 08:00 AM Oct 3.3%
2020-12-09 08:00 AM Nov

South Africa Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 3.00 3.10 20.70 0.20 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.20 0.20 6.70 -0.70 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 116.80 116.60 116.80 1.20 points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 116.20 116.00 116.20 63.30 points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 3.30 3.30 8.30 2.90 percent [+]
Producer Prices 117.20 116.80 219.40 4.10 points [+]
Producer Prices Change 2.50 2.40 8.80 0.40 percent [+]
Export Prices 180.10 175.60 180.10 0.60 points [+]
Import Prices 153.50 154.40 156.60 1.20 points [+]
Food Inflation 3.90 3.90 15.60 0.60 percent [+]
Inflation Expectations 4.22 4.54 8.72 3.90 Percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 117.90 117.70 117.90 56.80 points [+]
CPI Transportation 115.40 115.10 116.90 81.70 points [+]


South Africa Core Inflation Rate
In South Africa, core consumer prices measure a broad rise or fall in prices that consumers pay for a standard basket of goods, excluding volatile items such as food and non-alcoholic beverages, fuel and energy.