The country’s annual Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the month of August decreased to 7.6% from 7.8% in July 2022.
Statistics South Africa says month-on-month CPI increased to 0.2%.
It says the main contributors to inflation were food and non-alcoholic beverages, housing, utilities and transport.
Food and non-alcoholic beverages increased by 11.3% year-on-year and contributed 1.9 percentage points to the total CPI annual rate of 7.6%.
Housing and utilities increased by 4.0% year-on-year and contributed 1.0% points. Transport increased by 21.2% year-on-year and contributed 2.9% points.
Miscellaneous goods and services increased by 3.7% year-on-year and contributed 0,6 of a percentage point.
In August, the annual inflation rate for goods was 10,9%, down from 11,5% in July and for services, it was 4.3%, up from 4.2% in July.
Annual #CPI inflation edged lower in August on the back of softer fuel prices, slowing to 7,6% from 7,8% in July.
— Stats SA (@StatsSA) September 21, 2022