Israel Inflation


Israel: Consumer prices continued to drop in annual terms

November 14, 2014

In October, consumer prices increased 0.3% over the previous month, which contrasted the 0.3% decline tallied in September. October’s reading overshot the 0.2% rise markets had expected and marked the highest reading since June 2014. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), October’s increase was mainly driven by higher prices for food and clothing.

Consumer prices fell 0.3% in October over the same month last year, which mirrored September’s reading—the first time in which consumer prices had fallen in annual terms in over seven years. Annual average inflation continued the downward trend that began in June 2014 and inched down from September’s 1.0% to 0.8% in October. Core consumer prices, which exclude volatile items such as oil and vegetables, fell 0.2% year-on-year in October, which was down from the 0.1% decline recorded in September.

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect inflation to average 0.8% in 2014, which is unchanged from the previous month’s forecast. For 2015, the panel expects inflation to average 1.4%, which is down 0.1 percentage points from last month’s projection.

Author:, Economist

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Israel Inflation October 2014

Note: Year-on-year and month-on-month variation consumer price index in %.
Source: Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).

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