Belgium tops EU inflation stats

Inflation in Belgium is the highest in the European Union for the sixth consecutive month. The April inflation figure of 1.5% is the highest of the 28 EU member states. The figures that were released on Wednesday come from the European Union’s statistics’ office Eurostat.
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The consumer price index in Belgium (the definition of inflation used by Eurostat) rose by 1.5% in April, down from +1.6% in March.

Sweden saw the second biggest April rise (+1%), Lithuania and Malta were joint 3rd +0.8%.

In the EU as a whole, the consumer price index fell by 0.2%.
The countries with the most pronounced negative inflation were Romania (-2.6%), Bulgaria (-2.5%) and Cyprus (–2.1%).