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Inflation: International: Key Economic Indicators

Published Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Inflation: International: Harmonised Index of Comsumer Prices data on international inflation rates.

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Inflation in the EU, some other European countries, and the US 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 February 2017, up from 1.8% in January. This is the highest rate of inflation since September 2013.

Annual inflation in the Eurozone was 2.0% in February 2017, up from 1.8% in January. In the EU as a whole, inflation was 1.9% in February, up from 1.7% in January.

Inflation was 2.2% in Germany in February 2017 and 1.4% in France. Estonia had the highest annual inflation rate in the EU in February at 3.4%. The lowest inflation rate in the EU was in Ireland at 0.3%.





Commons Briefing papers SN02794

Author: Dominic Webb

Topics: Economic policy, Economic situation, World economy

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