Producer prices in South Africa rose 6.2 percent year-on-year in September of 2018, easing from a 6.3 percent gain in the previous month and above market consensus of a 6.05 percent increase. Prices slowed for coke, petroleum, chemical, rubber and plastic products (13.6 percent compared to 15.8 percent in August); paper and printed products (4.9 percent compared to 5.0 percent) and electrical machinery and communication (6.1 percent compared to 7.3 percent). Additionally, cost of furniture and other manufacturing fell further (-2.4 percent compared to -1.5 percent). Meanwhile, prices advanced faster for food, beverages and tobacco (2.1 percent compared to 1.5 percent); metals, machinery and computer equipment (4.7 percent compared to 4.3 percent) and transport equipment (12.7 percent compared to 10.9 percent). On a monthly basis, producer prices went up 0.5 percent, slowing from a 0.6 percent rise in the prior month and in line with market expectations. Producer Prices Change in South Africa averaged 5.71 percent from 2013 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 8.80 percent in April of 2014 and a record low of 2.61 percent in February of 2015.

Producer Prices Change in South Africa is expected to be 6.60 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Producer Prices Change in South Africa to stand at 6.30 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the South Africa Producer Prices Change is projected to trend around 5.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-30 09:30 AM PPI YoY 6.1% 5.9% 6% 6.3%
2018-09-27 09:30 AM PPI YoY 6.3% 6.1% 5.95% 5.9%
2018-10-25 09:30 AM PPI YoY 6.2% 6.3% 6.05% 6.1%
2018-11-29 09:30 AM PPI YoY 6.2% 6.1% 6.5%
2018-12-13 09:30 AM PPI YoY 6.5%


South Africa Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 4.90 4.90 20.70 0.20 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.50 -0.10 6.70 -0.70 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 108.90 108.40 108.90 1.20 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 108.20 107.70 108.20 63.30 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 4.20 4.20 8.30 2.90 percent [+]
Producer Prices 109.80 109.20 219.40 4.10 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 6.20 6.30 8.80 2.61 percent [+]
Export Prices 151.10 149.00 155.50 0.60 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 141.70 141.40 143.60 1.20 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 3.90 3.50 15.60 0.60 percent [+]
Inflation Expectations 5.59 5.42 8.72 3.90 Percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 109.40 108.50 109.40 56.80 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 112.40 111.40 116.90 81.70 Index Points [+]


South Africa Producer Prices Change

In South Africa, Producer prices change refers to year over year change in price of goods and services sold by manufacturers and producers in the wholesale market during a given period. This page provides the latest reported value for - South Africa Producer Prices Change - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. South Africa Producer Prices Change - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.20 6.30 8.80 2.61 2013 - 2018 percent Monthly
2012=100, NSA




Country Last
Argentina 77.80 Sep/18
Australia 2.10 Sep/18
Brazil 13.70 Sep/18
Canada 6.20 Sep/18
China 3.30 Oct/18
Euro Area 4.50 Sep/18
France 3.60 Sep/18
Germany 3.30 Oct/18
India 5.28 Oct/18
Indonesia 7.30 Sep/18
Italy 4.70 Sep/18
Japan 2.90 Oct/18
Mexico 6.26 Oct/18
Netherlands 4.61 Sep/18
Russia 16.90 Oct/18
Saudi Arabia 15.80 Sep/18
Singapore 12.10 Sep/18
South Africa 6.20 Sep/18
South Korea 2.20 Oct/18
Spain 5.20 Sep/18
Switzerland 2.30 Oct/18
Turkey 45.01 Oct/18
United Kingdom 3.30 Oct/18
United States 2.90 Oct/18


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