JOHANNESBURG, Oct 24 (Reuters) - South Africa’s headline consumer inflation was flat at 4.9 percent year-on-year in September, data from Statistics South Africa showed on Wednesday.
On a month-on-month basis, inflation quickened to 0.5 percent in September after contracting by 0.1 percent in August.
Core inflation, which excludes the prices of food, non-alcoholic beverages, petrol and energy, was unchanged at 4.2 percent year-on-year in September.
On a month-on-month basis core inflation was at 0.5 percent in September from 0.0 percent previously. (Reporting by Alexander Winning Editing by James Macharia)