According to Eurostat, euro area annual inflation was 2.5% in August 20112, unchanged compared with July. A year earlier the rate was 1.6%. Monthly inflation was 0.2% in August 2011.
EU annual inflation was 2.9% in August 2011, unchanged compared with July. A year earlier the rate was 2.0%. Monthly inflation was 0.2% in August 2011.
Inflation in EU member states
In August 2011, the lowest annual rates were observed in Ireland (1.0%), Slovenia (1.2%) and Greece (1.4%), and the highest in Estonia (5.6%), Latvia (4.6%) and the United Kingdom (4.5%).
Compared with July 2011, annual inflation fell in thirteen Member States, remained stable in two and rose in twelve.
The lowest 12-month averages up to August 2011 were registered in Ireland (0.4%), Sweden (1.6%), the Czech Republic and Slovenia (both 1.9%), and the highest in Romania (7.3%) and Estonia (5.1%).