[LISTEN] Consequences of a slowing inflation

Economist Lesiba Mothata says one of the reasons behind the decline is the food component, with the meat price that was falling faster.

JOHANNESBURG - Investment Solutions Chief Economist Lesiba Mothata says one of the consequences of a slowing inflation is that price of food and petrol goes up slowly and not by huge amounts; giving consumers a peace of mind.

He says one of the reasons behind the decline is the food component, with the meat price that was falling faster.

South Africa's headline consumer inflation slowed to 6.6% year-on-year in January from 6.8% in December, data from Statistics South Africa showed on Wednesday.

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