Inflation rose slightly for the second month in a row in May, with food prices up 12.8%, according to a new flash estimate by national statistics agency CBS.
In total the annual rate of inflation reached 6.1% in May after climbing from 4.4% in March to 5.2% in April.
Although food inflation is still high, the increase has softened slightly, the CBS said. In April, food prices were up 13.2% year on year.
The cost of services, such as cafes, bars and amusement parks, is up 6.1% on last year.
The CBS said earlier that wage increases are keeping pace with inflation, averaging 6% so far in 2023.
Calculated according to European Union methods, which do not include the impact of rental housing, inflation was 6.8% in May, a full percentage point higher than in April. The inflation rate in the eurozone was 7% last month.
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