ANKARAConsumer prices in the EU increased 1.2% year-on-year in January, the bloc’s statistics office said on Tuesday.
The figure was 0.3% a month earlier and 1.7% in January last year, Eurostat said.
In the euro area, the annual inflation rate was 0.9% in January, up from minus 0.3% compared to the previous month. A year earlier, the rate was 1.4%.
The eurozone/euro area, or EA19, represents member states that use the single currency – euro – while the EU27 includes all member countries of the bloc.
Compared with a month earlier, annual inflation fell in three member states, remained stable in six, and rose in 18.
The lowest rate was seen in Greece at minus 2.4%, followed by Slovenia and the Greek Cypriot administration with minus 0.9% and minus 0.8%, respectively.
Poland (3.6%), Hungary (2.9%), and Czechia (2.2%) posted the highest inflation rates in December.
In January, the highest contribution to the annual euro area inflation rate came from services ( up 0.65 percentage points), followed by non-energy industrial goods (0.37 percentage points), and food, alcohol and tobacco (0.30 percentage points). Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.