Romania has posted the highest inflation rate in the EU in July as well, 4.1%, three times higher than the European average.
The highest annual rates were recorded in Romania (4.1%), Hungary (3.3%), Latvia and Slovakia (both 3.0%). Compared with June, annual inflation fell in fifteen Member States, remained stable in two and rose in eleven, according to the latest Eurostat report.
The euro area annual inflation rate was 1.0% in July 2019, down from 1.3% in June. A year earlier, the rate was 2.2%. European Union annual inflation was 1.4% in July 2019, down from 1.6% in June. A year earlier, the rate was 2.2%. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
In July, the highest contribution to the annual euro area inflation rate came from services (+0.53 percentage points, pp), followed by food, alcohol & tobacco (+0.37 pp), non-energy industrial goods (+0.08 pp) and energy (+0.05 pp).