Israel: Inflation moderates more than anticipated in July
Inflation came in at 3.3% in July, which was down from June’s 4.2%. July’s result represented the weakest inflation rate since January 2022 and undershot market expectations. That said, inflation was still above the Central Bank’s 1.0–3.0% target range. Looking at the details of the release, food, transport and communication, and education, culture and entertainment prices grew at a softer rate in July.
Accordingly, the trend pointed down slightly, with annual average inflation coming in at 4.8% in July (June: 4.9%). Meanwhile, core inflation fell to 3.8% in July, from the previous month’s 4.5%.
Finally, consumer prices increased 0.29% in July over the previous month, following the flat result recorded in June.