Norway Inflation


Norway: Inflation hits 14-month high in December

January 10, 2013

In December, consumer prices rose 0.3% over the previous month, which followed the 0.1% increase tallied in November. According to Statistics Norway, the monthly rise mainly reflected a strong increase in housing, water, electricity and fuel prices - in particular for electricity -, which totally offset a drop in food and non-alcoholic product prices. As a result, annual headline inflation rose from 1.1% in November to 1.4% in December, the highest rate observed since October 2011. In 2012, inflation averaged 0.8%, which was down from the 1.3% recorded in 2011.

In contrast, the core consumer price index, which excludes taxes, fees and energy prices, fell 0.1% in December (November: 0.0% year-on-year), driving annual core inflation down from 1.3% in November to 1.1%.


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Norway Inflation December 2012

Note: Year-on-year and month-on-month variation of consumer price index in %.
Source: Statistics Norway (SN).

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