Euroarea inflation up to 1,4%, stable at 0.7% in Cyprus

The euro area annual inflation rate was 1.4% in January 2020, up from 1.3% in December. A year earlier, the rate was 1.4%. European Union annual inflation was 1.7% in January 2020, up from 1.6% in December. A year earlier, the rate was 1.5%. In Cyprus inflation remained stable in January 2020 compared to December 2019 at 0.7%, while a year earlier the rate was 2.1%. In Greece inflation also remained stable at 1.1% and increased compared to a year ago, when it was 0.5%.

These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. The lowest annual rates were registered in Italy (0.4%), Cyprus (0.7%), Denmark and Portugal (both 0.8%). The highest annual rates were recorded in Hungary (4.7%), Romania (3.9%), Czechia and Poland (both 3.8%). Compared with December, annual inflation fell in five Member States, remained stable in five and rose in eighteen. In January, the highest contribution to the annual euro area inflation rate came from services (+0.68 percentage points, pp), followed by food, alcohol and tobacco (+0.40 pp), energy (+0.19 pp) and non-energy industrial goods (+0.08 pp).

Source: Cyprus News Agency