Inflation: International: Harmonised Index of Comsumer Prices data on international inflation rates.Jump to full report >>
Inflation in the EU can be compared using the standard Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP), or the CPI as it is known in the UK.
UK inflation was 2.3% in the year to March 2017, unchanged from February, but up from 0.5% in March 2016. The figure of 2.3% seen in February and March 2017 is the highest rate of inflation since September 2013.
Inflation in the EU was 1.6% in the year to March, compared with 2.0% in February and 0.0% in March 2016. Inflation in the Eurozone is provisionally estimated as 1.9% in April 2017, up from 1.5% in March.
Inflation was 1.5% in Germany in March 2017 and 1.4% in France.
Commons Briefing papers SN02794
Author: Dominic Webb