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Eurozone annual inflation down to -0.3% in September

According to the report from Eurostat, the euro area annual inflation rate was -0.3% in September 2020, down from -0.2% in August. A year earlier, the rate was 0.8%. European Union annual inflation was 0.3% in September 2020, down from 0.4% in August. A year earlier, the rate was 1.2%.

The lowest annual rates were registered in Greece (-2.3%), Cyprus (-1.9%) and Estonia (-1.3%). The highest annual rates were recorded in Poland (3.8%), Hungary (3.4%) and Czechia (3.3%). Compared with August, annual inflation fell in thirteen Member States, remained stable in seven and rose in seven.

In September, the highest contribution to the annual euro area inflation rate came from food, alcohol & tobacco (+0.34 percentage points, pp), followed by services (+0.24 pp), non-energy industrial goods (-0.08 pp) and energy (-0.81 pp).

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