The EU inflation rate rose to 2.3% in May, its highest level since October 2018, from 2.0% in April.
In the euro area, the inflation rate was 2.0%, up from 1.6% in April, also its strongest increase since October 2018.
In May 2020, when economic activities and social life virtually came to a standstill due to the COVID-19 pandemic, inflation amounted to 0.6% in the EU and 0.1% in the euro area.
Croatia alongside Germany, Spain, and Sweden
The highest annual rates were recorded in Hungary (5.3%), Poland (4.6%), and Luxembourg (4.0%).
Croatia ranked alongside Germany, Spain, and Sweden with an annual inflation rate of 2.4%, the highest increase since August 2013. In April the annual inflation rate in Croatia was 2.1%.
In May last year, prices in Croatia fell by 0.7% on the year.
The lowest inflation in May was registered in Portugal and Malta at 0.5% and 0.2% respectively.
The only country to register a decrease in prices was Greece (-1.2%).
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