Indonesia’s annual inflation rate inched up to 1.44% in October 2020, the most since July, from 1.42% and slightly above market expectations of 1.45%. Food, drinks, tobacco inflation rose to a 4-month high of 2.25% in October from 1.78% in September. Meanwhile, prices continued to rise for housing & utilities (0.56% vs 0.66%), food services & restaurant (2.11% vs 2.37%), recreation, sport & culture (0.92% vs 1.07%), education (1.29% vs 1.34%) and furnishings (1.33% vs 1.50%). On the other hand, prices fell further for both transport (-0.79% vs -0.72%) and information, communication & financial services (-0.44% vs -0.42%). Annual core inflation edged down to 1.74%, the lowest since the series began in 2008, from 1.86% in September. On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.07% in October, the first monthly increase since June, after a 0.05% decline in September.