Latvia: Inflation rises in March
In March, consumer prices jumped 1.2% from the previous month, following February’s much lower 0.3% increase. According to Latvia’s Central Statistical Bureau, prices for 9 out of the 12 components of the index increased over the previous month. Prices for clothing and footwear, and alcohol and tobacco recorded the biggest increases. On the other hand, the only decrease was recorded in prices for food.
Inflation came in at a four-month high of 2.2% in March, up from 1.8 in February. Meanwhile, average annual inflation dropped from 2.7% in February to 2.6%.
Harmonized consumer prices rose 1.3% month-on-month in March, up from February’s 0.2% increase. HICP inflation came in at 2.3% in March, above 1.8% in February. Lastly, average HICP inflation came in at 2.6% in March, down from February’s 2.7%.