South African food inflation remained below CPI headline inflation in May

In May, for the third month in a row, South African food and non-alcoholic beverage (NAB) inflation, hereafter to be referred to simply as food inflation, ran at a level below that of consumer price index (CPI) headline inflation, reported the Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP) in its latest Food Inflation Brief report. Year-on-year (y-o-y) food inflation was 4.7% last month, while CPI headline inflation was 5.2%. In month-on-month (m-o-m) terms, the two rates were effectively flat, …

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