Finland: Harmonized inflation comes in at highest level since our records began
Harmonized inflation rose to 8.4% in September, following August’s 7.9%. September’s reading was the highest inflation rate since our current records began. The reading was primarily driven by rising prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages. In addition, price pressures for housing and utilities rose at a stronger pace.
Annual average harmonized inflation rose to 5.8% in September (August: 5.2%). Meanwhile, consumer price inflation rose to 8.1% in September, from the previous month’s 7.6%.
Finally, harmonized consumer prices increased 0.72% in September over the previous month, swinging from the 0.10% fall logged in August.