Latvia: Consumer prices drop in August
September 8, 2020
Consumer prices declined 0.55% in August over the previous month, contrasting July’s 0.28% rise. August’s reading marked the first drop in prices in three months. The downturn was largely driven by falling prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages, housing and transport.
Consumer prices declined 0.3% year-on-year in August, contrasting July’s 0.5% increase. Meanwhile, the trend pointed down further, with annual average inflation coming in at 1.1% in August (July: 1.4%).