Euro area inflation turns negative in August
Eurozone annual inflation down to -0.2%, preliminary estimate shows
The Eurozone consumer prices are projected to fall to -0.2% in August, down from 0.4% in July, turning to negative for the first time in four years, the bloc’s statistic office announced Tuesday.
A flash estimate of Eurostat showed the figure well below market expectations of a 0.2% rise.
Looking at the main components of euro area inflation, food, alcohol and tobacco are expected to have the highest annual rate with 1.7% in August, compared to 2% in July.
These followed by services with 0.7%, non-energy industrial goods -0.1%, and energy with -7.8%.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.