Israel: Inflation rises in October
Inflation came in at 5.1% in October, which was up from Septembers 4.6%. The reading was primarily driven by rising price pressures for food, and transportation and communication. While well above the Central Banks 1.0–3.0% target range, inflation remains mild relative to most other developed economies due to the countrys large domestic gas production keeping a lid on energy prices.
The trend pointed up, with annual average inflation coming in at 4.0% in October (September: 3.7%). Meanwhile, core inflation rose to 5.0% in October, from the previous month’s 4.4%.
Finally, consumer prices increased 0.56% in October over the previous month, accelerating from the 0.19% increase logged in September.