Finland: Harmonized inflation remains steady in October
Harmonized inflation was stable at September’s 8.4% in October. Lower price pressures for housing and utilities, as well as for transport, offset the increasing prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages.
The trend pointed up, with annual average harmonized inflation coming in at 6.2% in October (September: 5.8%). Meanwhile, consumer price inflation rose to 8.3% in October, from the previous month’s 8.1%.
Lastly, harmonized consumer prices rose 0.82% in October over the previous month, accelerating from September’s 0.72% rise. October’s uptick was the sharpest increase in prices since May.