Poland Inflation


Poland: Consumer prices hit multi-year low in December

January 15, 2015

In December, consumer prices fell 0.3% over the previous month. December’s result came in below both the 0.2% drop recorded in November and the 0.2% decline that the markets had expected. According to the Central Statistical Office (GUS), December’s decline mainly reflected a sharp drop in prices for transportation as a result of low global energy prices.

Consumer prices dropped 1.0% annually in December, which was down from the 0.6% fall registered in November and marked a multi-year low. As a result, inflation remained well below the Central Bank’s target of 2.5%, with a tolerance margin of plus/minus 1.0 percentage points. Meanwhile, the core consumer price index, which excludes food and energy prices, recorded a flat reading in December compared to the previous month, which represented the strongest increase in three months. As a result, annual core inflation inched up from 0.4% in November to 0.5% in December.

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect inflation to average 0.1% in 2015, which is unchanged from last month’s projection. In 2016, the panel expects inflation to accelerate to 1.0%.

Author:, Economist

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Poland Inflation December 2014

Note: Annual and monthly variation of consumer price index in %.
Source: Central Statistical Office (GUS).

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