S.Africa's new headline PPI at 5.8 percent y/y in January

Tue Mar 5, 2013 4:35am EST

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PRETORIA, March 5 (Reuters) - South Africa's new headline
producer inflation was at 5.8 percent year-on-year in January
compared with a recalculated 6.3 percent in December, Statistics
South Africa said on Tuesday. 
    The January 2013 release is the first to feature five
industry-specific producer price indices, with final
manufactured goods representing the headline number.
    The other four indices are agriculture, forestry and
fishing; mining and quarrying; electricity and water; and
intermediate manufactured goods.
                                     Jan 2013 
                                     y/y   m/m
 **Final manufactured goods          5.8  0.5   
 Agriculture, forestry and fishing   3.0 -1.4
 Mining and quarrying                7.2  2.5
 Electricity and water              12.3  1.1
 Intermediate manufactured goods     5.8  1.4
 
 (Reporting by Stella Mapenzauswa; Editing by Xola Potelwa and
David Dolan)
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