Cyprus: Consumer prices drop at milder pace in annual terms in March
Consumer prices rose 1.30% over the previous month in March, notably up from February’s 0.11% reading. March’s jump largely reflected a significant increase in prices for clothing and footwear, as well as rebounding prices for housing and utilities.
On an annual basis, consumer prices dropped 0.7% in March, following February’s 1.9% slide. Meanwhile, the annual average variation in consumer prices deteriorated, coming in at minus 1.3% in March (February: -1.1%). Lastly, harmonized consumer prices rose 0.3% year-on-year in March, contrasting February’s 0.9% drop and increasing for the first time in a year.