Euro Area Inflation Rate 1991-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The inflation rate In the Euro Area was recorded at 0 percent in April of 2015. Inflation Rate in the Euro Area averaged 2.12 percent from 1991 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 5 percent in July of 1991 and a record low of -0.70 percent in July of 2009. Inflation Rate in the Euro Area is reported by the Eurostat.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.00 -0.10 5.00 -0.70 1991 - 2015 percent Monthly
In Euro Area, the inflation rate is calculated using the weighted average of the Harmonised Index of Consumer Price (HICP) aggregates. The main components of the HICP are: food, alcohol and tobacco (19 percent of the total weight), energy (11 percent), non-energy industrial goods (29 percent) and services (41 percent). The HICP aggregates are computed as the weighted average of each country’s HICP components. The weight of a country is its share of household final monetary consumption expenditure in the total of the country’s group. The local HICPs are supplied to the Eurostat by the National Statistical Institutes. This page provides - Euro Area Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - Euro Area Inflation Rate - was last refreshed on Saturday, May 23, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-04-17 10:00 AM Mar -0.1% -0.3% -0.1% -0.1%
2015-04-30 10:00 AM Apr 0.0% -0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
2015-05-19 10:00 AM Apr 0.0% -0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
2015-06-02 10:00 AM May 0.0% -0.38%
2015-06-17 10:00 AM May 0.0%
2015-06-30 10:00 AM Jun -0.4%


Euro Area Inflation Rate Flat in April


Consumer prices in the Eurozone were unchanged year-on-year in April after falling in the previous four months and matching preliminary estimates. Monthly inflation slowed to 0.2 percent.

The largest upward impacts to euro area annual inflation came from restaurants & cafés (+0.10 percentage points), rents (+0.08 pp) and vegetables (+0.07 pp), while fuels for transport (-0.42 pp), heating oil (-0.17 pp) and gas (-0.07 pp) had the biggest downward impacts. 

Annual core inflation rate which excludes prices of energy, food, alcohol and tobacco was recorded at 0.6 percent, the same as in the previous month.

In the European Union, annual inflation was also 0.0 percent in April 2015, up from -0.1 percent in March. The monthly rate eased to 0.3 percent from 0.9 percent.

In April 2015, negative annual rates were observed in twelve Member States. The lowest annual rates were registered in Greece (-1.8 percent), Cyprus (-1.7 percent), Bulgaria and Poland (both -0.9 percent). The highest annual rates were recorded in Malta (1.4 percent) and Austria (0.9 percent). Compared with March 2015, annual inflation fell in nine Member States, remained stable in one and rose in seventeen.

Eurostat | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
5/19/2015 10:11:34 AM


Recent Releases

Euro Area Deflation Ends
Prices in the Eurozone are expected to be flat in the year to April after four months of deflation. Food prices rose while energy cost fell at a slower pace. Published on 2015-04-30

Euro Area Inflation Rate Confirmed at -0.1%
Eurozone consumer prices fell 0.1 percent year-on-year in March, slowing from a 0.3 percent drop in February and matching preliminary estimates. Monthly inflation accelerated to 1.1 percent, the highest in two years. Published on 2015-04-17


Euro Area Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.00 -0.10 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.20 1.10 1.35 -1.60 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 118.40 118.11 118.40 83.22 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 0.60 0.60 2.60 0.60 percent [+]
Core Consumer Prices 114.25 113.95 114.25 85.54 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 105.00 104.80 105.00 76.60 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 104.82 104.59 109.42 50.46 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -2.30 -2.80 10.70 -8.10 percent [+]
Import Prices 103.80 102.90 104.90 95.60 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 0.30 0.10 6.80 -1.60 percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.30 Feb/15 1.70 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 8.17 Apr/15 8.13 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 0.80 Apr/15 1.20 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.50 Apr/15 1.40 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area 0.00 Apr/15 -0.10 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France 0.10 Apr/15 -0.10 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.50 Apr/15 0.30 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 4.87 Apr/15 5.25 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 6.79 Apr/15 6.38 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy -0.10 Apr/15 -0.09 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 2.30 Mar/15 2.20 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 3.06 Apr/15 3.14 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 0.60 Apr/15 0.38 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 16.40 Apr/15 16.90 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.40 Apr/15 0.40 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -0.60 Apr/15 -0.70 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -1.10 Apr/15 -0.90 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 7.91 Apr/15 7.61 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom -0.10 Apr/15 0.00 8.50 -0.10 percent [+]
United States -0.20 Apr/15 -0.10 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]