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SEIFSA Price and Index Pages Report – September 2017

Generally, PPI for final and intermediate manufactured goods would follow a similar trend as intermediate products filter through to the production and assembly of final manufactured goods. Between January 2017 and April 2017 the PPI for intermediate manufactured goods was higher than for final manufactured goods due to higher input costs and the volatile Rand.
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SEIFSA Price and Index Pages Report – July 2017

The metals and engineering sector is extensively responsive to exchange rate volatility as well as commodity price changes, these serve as both input and output variables to products in the sector. Domestic events have had a major influence on exchange rate fluctuations as well as the general economic outlook given the recent downgrade where business confidence has taken a severe plunge. These events are reflected in prices in the sector with the sector currently undergoing a structural downturn.
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