Aug CPIX drops to 6,3% Slightly above forecasts. Reuters 26 Sep 2007 12:12 JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's targeted CPIX inflation rate slowed to 6.3 percent in the year to August from 6.5 percent in July, data showed on Wednesday, slightly above forecasts. Statistics South Africa also said that the all-items consumer price index (CPI) increased by an annual rate of 6.8 percent, compared to 7.0 percent in July. On a monthly basis, CPIX rose by 0.5 percent in August compared to 1.1 percent growth previously, while headline CPI increased by 0.3 percent month-on-month. A Reuters poll forecast CPIX would slow to 6.2 percent year-on-year and predicted a rise of 0.3 percent month-on-month.