17 April, 2007
Greek annual inflation slowed to 2.8 pct in March from 3.0 pct in February, Eurostat said on Monday.
The EU executive's statistics agency said Eurozone's inflation rate rose to 1.9 pct in March, from 1.8 pct in February, but was down from a 2.2 pct figure in March 2006. In the EU-27, the inflation rate rose to 2.2 pct in March, from 2.1 pct in February and 2.1 pct in March 2006.
Malta (0.5 pct), France (1.2 pct) and Cyprus (1.4 pct) recorded the lowest inflation rates in March, while Hungary (8.5 pct) and Estonia (5.6 pct) the highest rates. The inflation rate rose in 15 member states, it was unchanged in six and fell in five member states. There were no figures for the UK.
Source: Athens News Agency