Petrol price impacted consumer price index - Stats SA

South Africa's CPI has increased slightly to 2.2% for June, from 2.1% in May.

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JOHANNESBURG - Statistics South Africa (SA) said fuel prices were the main driver of changes to the consumer price index (CPI) from April to June.

South Africa's CPI has increased slightly to 2.2% for June, from 2.1% in May.

There was a drastic decrease in the petrol price when the country went into a hard lockdown in March and April.

Stats SA chief director of statistics Patrick Kelly said: “So for example, we recorded negative 0.5 and negative 0.6 in April and May. This month, we have a positive 0.5% increase and again, it’s driven by the 7.5% increase in fuel prices between May and June.”

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