In February, consumer prices in the member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development increased in annual terms by 2.1%, maintaining the growth rate of January. Energy prices also did not change, and food prices rose by 2.3% against the growth of their value by 1.9% a month earlier. The inflation rate, which does not take into account food and energy, amounted to 2.1%, having decreased from 2.2% in January. The United Kingdom and Japan showed a steady increase in prices - by 1.8% and 2%, respectively. A weak acceleration of inflation was observed in Canada, France, Germany and Italy. At the same time, US data showed a slowdown in inflation from 1.6% to 1.5%. In the eurozone countries, inflation accelerated from 1.4% to 1.5%, while in the G20 countries, the January price growth rate remained at the level of 3.1%.
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