The Consumer Vulnerability Index (CVI) for South Africa edged up to 50 in the second quarter of 2019 from 49.5 in the previous quarter. This ver slight increase means that the CVI has essentially been on a sideways trajectory over the past two years after having shown a moderate increase during 2014-2016. The CVI at exactly 50, currently indicates a balanced vulnerability score for households. A value below 50 would indicate a lower than average vulnerability and a value above 50 a higher than average vulnerability.
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