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Romania's 12-month avg inflation rate highest in EU in October- Eurostat

Romania's 12-month avg inflation rate highest in EU in October- Eurostat

BUCHAREST (Romania), November 15 (SeeNews) - Romania posted the highest 12-month average inflation rate among the European Union member states in October, of 3.7%, the bloc's statistics office said on Friday.

The EU's 12-month average inflation rate was 1.7% in October, Eurostat said in a statement

The EU's annual inflation slowed to 0.9% in October from 1.3% in September, measured by harmonized indices of consumer prices (HICP).

Details follow (annual percentage change in HICP):

  Oct'13 Sept'13 Oct'12 12-mo average
Bulgaria -1.1 -1.3 +3.0 +1.0
Croatia +0.8 +1.0 +4.6 +2.9
Romania +1.2 +1.1 +5.0 +3.7
Slovenia +1.1 +1.5 +3.2 +2.2
EU +0.9* +1.3 +2.6 +1.7*


* provisional data

Romania joined the EU together with Bulgaria in January 2007 and Slovenia joined the bloc in 2004. Croatia joined the EU on July 1, 2013.

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