Turkey: Inflation slows to six-month low in September
October 3, 2014
In September, consumer prices increased 0.14% over the previous month, which was slightly above the 0.09% rise recorded in August. According to the statistical office, the reading was primarily the result of higher readings for education as well as for hotels, cafes and restaurants. Annual inflation fell from 9.5% in August to 8.9% in September. The print, which represented the lowest rate since March, defied market expectations of 9.4%.
The core inflation index, which excludes more volatile categories such as unprocessed food and energy, rose 0.25% in September over the previous month (August: +0.08% month-on-month). Annual core inflation ticked down from 9.9% in August to 9.4% in September.