SA headline consumer inflation rises to 4.5%
Statistics SA says month-on-month basis prices rose 0.8% - the same rate as in the previous month.
JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's headline consumer inflation accelerated to 4.5% year-on-year in March - from 4.1% in February.
Statistics SA said on a month-on-month basis, prices rose 0.8%, the same rate as in the previous month.
Core inflation - which excludes the prices of food, non-alcoholic beverages, petrol and energy - was 0.7% month-on-month - slowing from 1.1%.
Chief director for price statistics Patrick Kelly said higher fuel prices were a contributing factor to higher inflation.