Spain CPI stood at + 0.8% in December, following estimates and preliminary data. This means an increase of + 0.4%. In fact, inflation in Spain remains below the EU’ average (+ 1.3% in December), which allows the country to continue gaining competitiveness via prices.
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Spain’s consumer price inflation hit the lowest in more than three years in September, according to data from the statistical office INE. The CPI edged up 0.1 percent year-on-year in September, following a 0.3 percent rise in August. This was the lowest rate since August 2016, when prices dropped 0.1 percent. The result, which coincides with some analysts’ forecast such as Funcas, is due to the fall in prices of energy products, especially gas and electricity.
MADRID | The Corner | Spain’s final CPI in November was exactly the same as preliminary estimates: -0.4% yoy and -0.1% per month. The inter-annual rate has registered its fifth month in deflation, whereas the month-on-month rate was recorded as negative for the first time in 4 months. Throughout 2014, there were only three months with negative rates. Both the acceleration of the fall in oil prices and the stability of the dollar/euro explain these figures.