Inflation in Spain
Spain - Inflation
Inflation eases in May
According to a preliminary estimate released by the National Statistical Institute (INE) on 30 May, annual inflation eased from 2.1% in April to 1.9% in May. INE will release a complete set of data on 13 June. Detailed data for April showed consumer prices jumping 1.4% over the previous month, which doubled the 0.7% rise recorded in March. The monthly rise was mainly the result of a sharp increase in prices for clothing and footwear as well as for alcoholic beverages and tobacco. The core inflation index, which does not include prices for unprocessed food and energy, added 1.2% over the previous month, up from the 0.5% rise recorded in March. Despite the sharp increase, annual core inflation inched down from 1.2% in March to 1.1% in April, its lowest level in 19 months.
Spain - Inflation Data
|Inflation Rate (CPI, annual variation in %)||1.4||-0.2||-0.5||-0.2||2.0|
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Source: National Statistical Institute (INE).
|Bond Yield||1.12||5.62 %||Mar 11|
|Exchange Rate||1.12||0.65 %||Mar 11|
|Stock Market||9,172||-0.74 %||Mar 11|
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March 11, 2019
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