Euro area1 annual inflation was -0.6% in January 20152, down from -0.2% in December. This was the lowest rate recorded since July 2009. In January 2014 the rate was 0.8%. European Union1 annual inflation was -0.5% in January 2015, down from -0.1% in December. A year earlier the rate was 0.9%. These figures come from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In January 2015, negative annual rates were observed in twenty-three Member States. The lowest annual rates were registered in Greece (-2.8%) and Bulgaria (-2.3%). Positive annual rates were recorded in Malta (0.8%),
Austria and Romania (both 0.5%), Sweden (0.4%) and the United Kingdom (0.3%). Compared with December 2014, annual inflation fell in almost all Member States, except Cyprus, Malta and Sweden.
Vaata ka Open your eyes. We are “Japanizing” the World Economy, Jaapanil on hästi läinud võrreldes Euroopaga, sest tööpuudus seal pole nii kõrge olnud.