Eurozone inflation down in February, above expectations

Eurozone inflation down in February, above expectations

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The annual inflation rate in the euro area dropped to 2.6% in February, down from 2.8% in January, exceeding the market expectations of 2.5%, Eurostat announced provisional figures on Friday. CE Report quoting Anadolu Agency

The price increase of food, alcohol and tobacco was the highest annual rate in February with 4%, followed by services with 3.9%, and non-energy industrial goods with 1.6%, Eurostat said.

Meanwhile, energy prices dropped by 3.7% year-on-year in February.

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