'S' index up 0.1% in October

The commerce and services revenue component rose 1.8% in September, following a 1.6% drop in August.

The Bank of Israel's combined index of the state of the economy rose 0.1 percent in October, following an updated 0.2% growth figure in September, reflecting continued expansion of economic activity, the central bank said Sunday. The commerce and services revenue component rose 1.8% in September, following a 1.6% drop in August. Exports sank 6.1% in October, following a 1.1% rise in September, while imports sank 0.7%, having risen 5.9% in September. The index also reflected September's 1.3% growth in industrial production.