This report gives an overview of food inflation dynamics and its associated causes for June 2021.
Inflation on food and non-alcoholic beverages for June 2021 was recorded at 6.7%. According to the FAO world food price index, global food prices recorded for June decreased for the first time in 12 months. This was driven by a reduction in cereal and vegetable oil prices, although meat and sugar prices still had an upward trajectory. However, this was not yet reflected in South African inflation data released for June with year-on-year inflation dynamics similar to the figures recorded for May. All sub-categories except for fruit again showed significant inflation in June.
In this brief BFAP explores the key factors shaping South Africa’s food inflation from historical and future expectations perspectives.
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