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71476Morocco Consumer Prices Fall for 1st Time since 20172/22/2019 2:19:00 PM"Consumer prices in Morocco decreased 0.5 percent year-on-year in January of 2019, following a 1.9 percent increase in the prior month. It is the first time that the country posts deflation since July 2017, amid falling prices of food & non-alcoholic beverages (-3.1% vs -2.8% in December) and transport (-2.3% vs -0.7%). Also, cost slowed sharply for miscellaneous goods & services (0.7% vs 6.3%). Meantime, prices advanced at the same pace for health (0.9%); restaurants & hotels (1.7%); housing & utilities (1.0%); clothing & footwear (0.9%) and communication (0.3%). In contrast, higher prices were seen for alcoholic beverages & tobacco (15.1% vs 10.5%); recreation & culture (0.9% vs 0.8%) and furnishings (1.9% vs 1.3%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices dropped 0.3 percent, after declining 0.7 percent in the previous month."MoroccoInflation RateMoroccoIR/morocco/inflation-cpi
71466Serbia Inflation Rate Edges Up to 2.1% in January2/22/2019 11:59:53 AM"The annual inflation rate in Serbia rose to 2.1 percent in January of 2019 from 2.0 percent in December, matching market expectations. Prices rose faster for food and non-alcoholic beverages (3.0 percent vs 2.7 percent in December); housing & utilities (1.3 percent vs 1.1 percent) and for alcoholic beverages & tobacco (5.3 percent vs 5.2 percent).On the other hand, inflation slowed for transport (2.8 percent vs 4.0 percent) and for recreation & culture (1.8 percent vs 2.3 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 0.4 percent in January, after a 0.1 percent rise in December and beating market consensus of a 0.2 percent gain."SerbiaInflation RateSerrbiaInfnRate/serbia/inflation-cpi
71464Croatia Inflation Rate Slows to Over 2-Year Low of 0.2%2/22/2019 11:31:40 AM"The annual inflation rate in Croatia fell to 0.2 percent in January 2019 from 0.8 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest inflation rate since December 2016, as prices fell for food & non-alcoholic beverages (-0.8 percent from 0.5 percent in December); transport (-1.9 percent from 0.3 percent) and for health (-0.1 percent from 1.8 percent). In addition, prices eased for housing & utilities (2.0 percent from 2.2 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (0.1 percent from 0.2 percent) and for furniture & household equipment (0.1 percent from 0.2 percent). Meanwhile, cost rose faster for restaurants & hotels (2.7 percent from 2.6 percent in December) while dropped less for clothing & footwear (-1.5 percent from -1.6 percent). Inflation was steady for recreation & culture (1.2 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.9 percent, after declining 0.8 percent in the prior month."CroatiaInflation RateCroatiaInfnRate/croatia/inflation-cpi
71459Eurozone January Inflation Confirmed at 9-Month Low2/22/2019 10:10:00 AM"The annual inflation rate in the Euro Area came in at 1.4 percent in January 2019, unchanged from the preliminary estimate and below December's final reading of 1.5 percent. It was the lowest rate since April."Euro AreaInflation RateECCPEMUY/euro-area/inflation-cpi
71453Hong Kong Inflation Rate at 5-Month Low of 2.4%2/22/2019 8:45:00 AM"The annual inflation rate in Hong Kong dropped to 2.4 percent in January 2019, the least since August from 2.5 percent in the previous month. Prices of electricity, gas and water fell 4.8 percent as the government introduced electricity subsidy in January 2019. Also, cost grew less for miscellaneous services. In contrast, prices of food, housing and transport speed up."Hong KongInflation RateHKCPIY/hong-kong/inflation-cpi
71448Austria Inflation Rate Lowest in Over 2 Years at 1.7%2/22/2019 8:12:00 AM"The annual inflation rate in Austria edged down to 1.7 percent in January 2019 from 1.9 percent in the prior month. It is the lowest inflation rate since December of 2016, as prices slowed mainly for transport (0.8% vs 2.2% in December), namely diesel fuel (3.1% vs 8.9%) and miscellaneous goods & services (1.6% vs 2.0%). Meanwhile, cost advanced faster for restaurants & hotels (2.9% vs 2.8%); recreation & culture (2% vs 1.3%); food & non-alcoholic beverages (1.2% vs 0.8%) and housing & utilities (2.5% vs 2.3%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices decreased 0.8 percent, following a 0.1 percent gain in the previous month."AustriaInflation RateECCPATYY/austria/inflation-cpi
71439Malaysia Posts First Deflation in Over 9 Years2/22/2019 4:19:00 AM"Malaysia's consumer prices fell 0.7 percent year-on-year in January 2019, after a 0.2 percent rise in the previous month and compared to market consensus of a 0.2 percent drop. It was the first decline in consumer prices since November 2009, mainly due to a slump in cost of transport on cheaper fuel. Also, prices decreased for miscellaneous, communication, recreation and culture while they rose faster for food products. On a monthly basis, consumer prices went down 0.5 percent in January, following a 0.1 percent rise in the preceding month and marking the first monthly decrease in seven months."MalaysiaInflation RateMACPIYOY/malaysia/inflation-cpi
71428Japan Inflation Rate Slows to 15-Month Low2/21/2019 11:40:00 PM"Japan's consumer price inflation inched lower to 0.2 percent year-on-year in January 2019 from 0.3 percent in the previous month and in line with market expectations. It was the lowest inflation rate since October 2017, amid further decreases in prices of food, transport and housing. On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose by 0.3 percent in January, following a 0.2 percent drop in December and marking the first monthly increase in three months."JapanInflation RateJNCPIYOY/japan/inflation-cpi
71424Jamaica Inflation Rate at Over 2-Year Low of 2.3%2/21/2019 9:27:00 PM"The annual inflation in Jamaica fell to 2.3 percent in January 2019 from 2.4 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest inflation rate since December 2016, as prices slowed for food & non-alcoholic beverages (2.1 percent vs 2.3 percent in December); housing & utilities (4.3 percent vs 4.7 percent); transport (0.5 percent vs 1.0 percent); clothing & footwear (1.7 percent vs 2.1 percent) and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (1.2 percent vs 1.4 percent). Meanwhile, cost rose further for miscellaneous goods & services (1.5 percent vs 1.3 percent); recreation & culture (1.6 percent vs 1.5 percent) and education (4.2 percent vs 3.2 percent). Also, inflation was steady for furnishings & household equipment (at 4.6 percent, the same as December) and health (at 1.4 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.2 percent after declining 1.0 percent in the previous month."JamaicaInflation RateJAMAICAINFNRATE/jamaica/inflation-cpi
71415Bahrain Inflation Rate Slows to 1.4%2/21/2019 3:44:00 PM"Bahrain's annual inflation rate fell to 1.4 percent in January of 2019 from 2 percent in December. Prices rose at a softer pace for food & non-alcoholic beverages (1 percent from 1.1 percent in December); transport (3.4 percent from 15.5 percent); and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (3.3 percent from 35.7 percent). Also, cost fell for miscellaneous goods and services (-0.1 percent from 1 percent) and recreation and culture (-10.3 percent, the same as in December). On the other hand, inflation went up for housing and utilities (4.2 percent from 4.1 percent) and cost rebounded for clothing and footwear (3.1 percent from -1.3 percent) and furniture & household equipment (1.2 percent from -5 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased 1.1 percent after falling 0.4 percent in December."BahrainInflation RateBAHRAININFNRATE/bahrain/inflation-cpi