Core inflation for October
climbed0.2%. Analysts were expecting a gain of 0.1%.
Headline inflation, which includes food and energy, came in in-line, falling -0.2%.
Prices for passenger cars climbed 1.7%.
Finished energy goods prices fell 1.5%.
Intermediate components prices fell -0.4% in October, the largest decline since a -0.6% drop in April.
Core inflation hasn’t breached a 0.2% gain in at least 12 months.
Headline inflation, which includes food and energy, hasn’t climbed more than 1% in at least a year.