Latvia: Inflation hits 25-month high in April
May 10, 2021
Consumer prices rose 0.91% over the previous month in April, quickening from March’s 0.73% increase and marking the fastest rise in over two years. April’s result was largely due to quicker price growth for food and housing.
Inflation rose to 1.7% year-on-year in April, quickening from March’s 0.3% and marking the highest reading in over a year. Meanwhile, the annual average variation of consumer prices came in at minus 0.2%, up slightly from minus 0.3% in the previous month. Lastly, harmonized consumer prices increased 1.7% on an annual basis, after they dropped 0.3% in March.