Lithuania: Inflation comes in at highest level since March 2009 in September
Consumer prices rose 1.41% over the previous month in September, accelerating from the 0.40% increase recorded in August. September’s result marked the highest reading since January 2009. The acceleration was broad-based, with greater price pressures recorded for food and non-alcoholic beverages, transportation, and housing and utilities.
Inflation came in at 6.3% in September, up from August’s 5.3%. SeptAember’s reading represented the highest inflation rate since March 2009. Annual average inflation rose to 2.5% in September (August: 2.0%). Lastly, harmonized inflation rose to 6.4% in September, from the previous month’s 5.0%.