Producer price index (PPI) unchanged at 6.6%

Pretoria – The Producer Price Index remained unchanged at 6.6% in May, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) said on Thursday. In April, the PPI – or price of goods leaving factories and mines – was at 6.6%. “From April 2012 to May 2012, the PPI for domestic output increased by 0.5%,” said Stats SA. This … Continue reading “Producer price index (PPI) unchanged at 6.6%”

March PPI at 7.2%

Pretoria – The Producer Price Index (PPI) eased to 7.2% year-on-year in March, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) said on Thursday. “This rate is 1.1 percentage points lower than the corresponding annual rate of 8.3% in February 2012,” said Stats SA on Thursday. The lower rate could be explained by decreases in the annual rate … Continue reading “March PPI at 7.2%”

PPI rises 9.6%

Pretoria – The Producer Price Index (PPI) increased by 9.6% in August, according to Statistics South Africa (Stats SA). “This rate is 0.7 of a percentage point higher than the corresponding annual rate of +8.9% in July 2011,” said Stats SA on Thursday. The market had expected it to increase to 9% in August. The … Continue reading “PPI rises 9.6%”