EU sees rise in annual inflation rate in July

# 19:31
19 August 2020

Consumer prices in the EU climbed 0.9% year-on-year in July, the bloc’s statistic office announced Wednesday, APA reports citing Anadolu Agency.

Eurostat said the 27-member bloc’s annual inflation rate last month was up from 0.8% in June. The figure was 1.4% in July last year.

Compared with a month earlier, annual inflation fell in 10 member states, remained stable in three and rose in 14.

Greece posted the lowest annual inflation rate with minus 2.1% in June. This was followed by the Greek Cypriot Administration of Southern Cyprus (-2%) and Estonia (-1.3%).

“The highest annual rates were recorded in Hungary (3.9%), Poland (3.7%), and Czechia (3.6%),” Eurostat said.

Meanwhile, the eurozone’s inflation rate was 0.4% last month, up from 0.3% in June.

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.