Inflation in Israel

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Israel - Inflation (end of period)

Consumer prices fall at steeper pace on an annual basis in August

Consumer prices were unchanged over the previous month in August, coming in below July's 0.20% increase. Looking at the details of the release, prices for food were largely unchanged in August. Prices for transportation and communication were also stable. Meanwhile, education, culture and entertainment prices increased.

Consumer prices decreased 0.8% on an annual basis in August, following July’s 0.6% fall. The annual average variation of consumer prices fell to minus 0.2% in August (July: -0.1%). Lastly, core consumer prices fell 0.3% on an annual basis in August, which was a larger fall compared to July's 0.1% decrease. Weak price pressures in recent months have been driven by slack domestic demand and a strong shekel.

FocusEconomics panelists see consumer prices declining 0.6% in annual terms in 2020, which is down 0.2 percentage points from last month’s forecast. Our panelists see inflation of 0.7% in 2021.

Israel - Inflation (eop) Data

2015   2016   2017   2018   2019  
Inflation Rate (CPI, annual variation in %, eop)-1.0  -0.2  0.4  0.8  0.6  

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Israel Inflation (eop) Chart

Israel Inflation
Note: Annual variation of consumer price index (CPI) in %.
Source: Central Bureau of Statistics and FocusEconomics calculations.

Israel Facts

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Bond Yield0.98-1.69 %Jan 01
Exchange Rate3.46-0.37 %Dec 31

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