Consumer prices in the Euro Area are seen falling 0.3 percent year-on-year in December of 2020, the same as in each of the previous three months and compared to market forecasts of a 0.2 percent fall. Preliminary estimates showed energy prices continue to fall the most (-6.9 percent vs -8.3 percent), followed by non-energy industrial goods (-0.5 percent vs -0.3 percent). On the other hand, prices increased for food, alcohol and tobacco (1.4 percent vs 1.9 percent). On a monthly basis, prices increased 0.3 percent, the biggest rate in six months. The annual core inflation, which excludes volatile prices of energy, food, alcohol & tobacco and at which the ECB looks in its policy decisions, was unchanged at 0.2 percent, the lowest on record. source: EUROSTAT
Inflation Rate in the Euro Area averaged 1.92 percent from 1991 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 5 percent in July of 1991 and a record low of -0.60 percent in July of 2009. This page provides the latest reported value for - Euro Area Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Euro Area Inflation Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2021.
Inflation Rate in Euro Area is expected to be 0.60 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Euro Area to stand at 1.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Euro Area Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 1.70 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.