Latvia: Inflation returns in March after seven months of falling prices
April 9, 2021
Consumer prices rose 0.73% over the previous month in March, quickening from February’s 0.46% increase. March’s result primarily reflected faster price growth for recreation and culture, as well as a rebound in prices for alcoholic beverages and tobacco.
Consumer prices rose 0.3% year-on-year in March, after falling 0.2% in February and marked the first annual increase in consumer prices since July 2020. Meanwhile, the annual average variation of consumer prices came in at minus 0.3%, down slightly from minus 0.2% in February. Lastly, harmonized consumer prices increased 0.3% on an annual basis, after they dropped 0.2% in the previous month.