Euro area annual inflation up to 0.4%
In July 2020, a month in which COVID-19 containment measures continued to be lifted, Euro area annual inflation is expected to be 0.4%, up from 0.3% in June according to a flash estimate from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
Looking at the main components of euro area inflation, food, alcohol & tobacco is expected to have the highest annual rate in July (2.0%, compared with 3.2% in June), followed by non-energy industrial goods (1.7%, compared with 0.2% in June), services (0.9%, compared with 1.2% in June) and energy (-8.3%, compared with -9.3% in June).
The euro area consists of Belgium, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia and Finland.
The euro area data refer to the country composition at a specific point in time. Changes in the composition of the euro area are incorporated using a chain index formula.
Methods and definitions
Annual inflation is the change of the price level between the current month and the same month of the previous year. Monthly inflation is the change of the price level between the current month and the previous month.
Revisions and timetable
The euro area inflation flash estimate is issued at the end of each reference month.