Norway: Inflation accelerates to three-month high in March
Consumer prices increased 0.59% in March over the previous month, a smaller increase than February’s 1.10% rise. Looking at the details of the release, prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages and for recreation and culture dropped in March compared to the previous month, which more than offset price pressures for transportation picking up pace.
Inflation increased to 4.5% in March from February’s 3.7%. Consequently, the trend pointed up slightly, with annual average inflation coming in at 3.7% in March (February: 3.6%). Finally, core inflation was stable, coming in at February’s 2.1% in March.