Inflation Expectations in South Africa increased to 4.21 percent in the first quarter of 2021 from 4.17 percent in the fourth quarter of 2020. source: Bureau for Economic Research (BER)

Inflation Expectations in South Africa averaged 5.95 Percent from 2000 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 8.72 Percent in the third quarter of 2008 and a record low of 3.90 Percent in the first quarter of 2005. This page provides - South Africa Inflation Expectations- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. South Africa Inflation Expectations - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on May of 2021.

Inflation Expectations in South Africa is expected to be 4.20 Percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Expectations in South Africa to stand at 3.60 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the South Africa Inflation Expectations is projected to trend around 3.40 Percent in 2022 and 3.20 Percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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South Africa Inflation Expectations

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.21 4.17 8.72 3.90 2000 - 2021 Percent Quarterly
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South Africa Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 3.20 2.90 20.70 0.20 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.70 0.70 6.70 -0.70 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 119.30 118.50 119.30 1.20 points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 118.00 117.40 118.00 63.30 points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 2.50 2.60 8.30 2.50 percent [+]
Producer Prices 102.80 101.50 219.40 4.10 points [+]
Producer Prices Change 5.20 4.00 8.70 0.30 percent [+]
Export Prices 195.90 190.90 195.90 0.60 points [+]
Import Prices 163.70 161.20 163.70 1.20 points [+]
Food Inflation 5.70 5.20 15.60 0.60 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 118.10 118.20 118.20 56.80 points [+]
CPI Transportation 119.90 117.70 119.90 81.70 points [+]
Inflation Expectations 4.21 4.17 8.72 3.90 Percent [+]


South Africa Inflation Expectations
In South Africa, inflation expectations refer to one year ahead expected inflation rate. The expectations are based on the survey of four social groups namely analysts, business people, senior representatives of trade unions and households.