Eurozone annual inflation at 5.3% in July
Energy prices down in July, while prices of food, alcohol, tobacco up 10.8%
By Gokhan Ergocun
ISTANBUL (AA) - The annual inflation rate was at 5.3% in the euro area, easing from 5.5% in June, according to Eurostat on Monday.
The statistical office's preliminary figures showed that food, alcohol and tobacco posted the highest rate with 10.8%, down from 11.6%. Services with 5.6%, and non-energy industrial goods with 5% followed
Energy saw a negative inflation rate of 6.1%.
Among eurozone countries, the highest price increases were seen in Slovakia (10.2%), Croatia (8.1%), and Lithuania (7.1%).
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