Israel Inflation


Israel: Consumer prices in February mark steepest fall in over seven years

March 15, 2015

In February, consumer prices fell 0.7% over the previous month, which was above the 0.9% drop tallied in January. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), February’s reading reflected lower prices for food and housing.

Consumer prices fell 1.0% in February over the same month last year, which was below the 0.5% decline registered in January and marked the sharpest fall since May 2007. As a result of February’s decline, annual average inflation continued the downward trend that began in June 2014, falling from 0.3% in January to 0.1% in February, thus reaching the lowest level since October 2007. Core consumer prices, which exclude volatile items such as oil and vegetables, were flat over the same month last year, which was below the 0.1% increase seen in January.

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect inflation to average 0.8% in 2015, which is unchanged from last month’s forecast. For 2016, the panel expects inflation to average 1.4%.

Author:, Economist

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Israel Inflation February 2015

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

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