Ireland Inflation Rate Steady at 1.2 Percent in January

Consumer Prices in January, as measured by the CPI, decreased by 0.5 percent in the month. This compares to a decrease of 0.5 percent recorded in January of last year. Prices on average, as measured by the CPI, were 1.2 percent higher in January compared with January 2012.
CSO | Nuno Fontes | nuno@tradingeconomics.com 2/21/2013 11:08:50 AM

The most notable changes in the year were increases in Education (+4.7 percent), Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco (+4.5 percent) and Miscellaneous Goods & Services (+3.6 percent). There were decreases in Communications (-5.7 percent), Furnishings, Household Equipment & Routine Household Maintenance (-3.3 percent) and Clothing & Footwear (-1.2 percent).

The most significant monthly price changes were decreases in Clothing & Footwear (-11.1 percent), Furnishings, Household Equipment & Routine Household Maintenance (-3.1 percent) and Miscellaneous Goods & Services (-1.0 percent). There were increases in Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco (+5.4 percent) and Health (+1.1 percent).
 

Ireland Inflation Rate Steady at 1.2 Percent in January