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19.08.2019 17:19

Eurozone annual inflation down to 1.0% in July

According to the report from Eurostat, the euro area annual inflation rate was 1.0% in July 2019, down from 1.3% in June. Inflation was expected to slow to 1.1%. A year earlier, the rate was 2.2%. 

European Union annual inflation was 1.4% in July 2019, down from 1.6% in June. A year earlier, the rate was 2.2%..

The lowest annual rates were registered in Portugal (-0.7%), Cyprus (0.1%) and Italy (0.3%). The highest annual rates were recorded in Romania (4.1%), Hungary (3.3%), Latvia and Slovakia (both 3.0%). Compared with June, annual inflation fell in fifteen Member States, remained stable in two and rose in eleven.

In July, the highest contribution to the annual euro area inflation rate came from services (+0.53 percentage points, pp), followed by food, alcohol & tobacco (+0.37 pp), non-energy industrial goods (+0.08 pp) and energy (+0.05 pp).


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