SA inflation dips as growth slows
22 August 2019 | Economics
The decline was attributed to prices of food and transport slowing down.
The central bank's target for annual inflation is between 3% and 6%.
"The latest inflation figures from South Africa are certainly good news for the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) and the economy as a whole," said Lukman Otunuga, analyst at FXTM, in a note.
Africa's most industrialised economy has been slowing, with a GDP growth forecast of just 0.6% this year.
The economy has hit trouble, with gross domestic product (GDP) contracting by 3.2% in the first three months of 2019 and unemployment at an 11-year record high of 29%.
Last month the SARB cut key interest rate for the first time since March 2018 in a bid to boost the contracting economy. – Nampa/AFP