The annual inflation among the 20 nations that use the euro has fallen, but less than expected as food costs surge.
Inflation in the 19 countries using the euro stood at 9.2% year-on-year in December. Having peaked in October at 10.6%, a slight reduction in the pace of inflation is prompting hopes of the peak having passed.
4 Feb 2022
Inflation fed by high oil and gas prices hit record levels in Europe for the third month in a row, extending pain for consumers and sharpening questions about future moves by the European Central Bank. Once again, soaring energy prices played a major role, rising a painful 28.6%.