In September 2018, consumer prices in the euro area rose by 2.1% compared with September last year, confirming experts' forecasts. According to Eurostat final data, inflation accelerated in September after the rise in prices by 2% a month earlier. Compared with August, prices rose by 0.5%. Excluding prices for food, alcohol and energy, the increase was 0.9%. In August, the figure rose by 1%. Inflation in the countries of the European Union in September was the same as in August – 2.2%. Compared with the previous month, consumer prices rose by 0.4%. Denmark recorded the lowest inflation among EU countries at 0.5%, while in Romania prices rose at the highest rate – by 4.7%.
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