n Farmer’s Weekly - Poor headline inflation outlook : market analysis

Volume 2016, Issue 16004
  • ISSN : 0041-848X



The ongoing drought, coupled with the depreciation of the rand, has contributed to the deterioration of South Africa's inflation outlook. It is expected that headline inflation will increase to 5,2% from 4,8% in November last year. South Africa is also feeling the effects of the slowdown in the Chinese economy, which is damping economic growth worldwide. The concurrent fall in agricultural commodity prices means South Africa will have to import food shortfalls at higher cost.

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