March 17 (SeeNews) - Albania’s annual harmonised index of consumer prices (HICP) rose by 6.8% in February, after advancing by 7.1% in January, the country's statistical office said on Friday.
The strongest upward push on annual inflation in February came from a 11.8% rise in the harmonised index of the food and nonalcoholic beverages group, followed by furniture, household goods and maintenance with a 7.3% rise, INSTAT said in a statement.
On a monthly comparison basis, Albania's HICP edged up 1.3% in February, after increasing by 1.1% in January.
Albania's non-harmonised consumer price inflation increased by 7.1% year-on-year in February, after rising by 7.2% the previous month, INSTAT said earlier this month.
INSTAT started publishing inflation measurement through the HICP in February 2017. The HICP measures consumer price inflation in the euro area. It is compiled according to a methodology that has been harmonised across EU countries to ensure that the data for one country can be compared with the data for another.