Eurozone Annual Inflation Falls to 2.4% in November

With November’s finalized Eurozone Consumer Price Index (CPI) settled at 2.4%, the Core CPI (excluding energy, food, alcohol, and tobacco) stood at 3.6%. 

In November 2023, prices across a diverse range of goods and services in the Eurozone area experienced a notable decline compared to October. According to new data published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, the Eurozone observed a downturn in its annual inflation rate, confirming a 2.4% figure for November.

The figure marks the lowest inflation rate since July 2021, underscoring a substantial shift in the economic landscape. Interestingly, this downward trajectory has endured for the seventh consecutive month, following October’s 2.9% year-on-year increase.

Eurozone Consumer Price Index (CPI) for November

The energy sector was a major contributor to the November decline, which saw a notable 11.5% drop last month compared to a year ago, slightly accelerating from October’s 11.2% decline. Additionally, food prices exhibited a slower pace of increase at 6.9% year-on-year, down from the previous month’s 7.4%.

On a monthly basis, the Eurozone’s consumer price index fell more than initially anticipated, confirming a faster decline of 0.6%. Energy prices contributed to this monthly decline, falling by 2.2% in November, while food prices experienced a modest gain of 0.3%.

With November’s finalized Eurozone Consumer Price Index (CPI) settled at 2.4%, the Core CPI (excluding energy, food, alcohol, and tobacco) stood at 3.6%.

The highest contributions to the CPI came from services (+1.69 percentage points), followed by food, alcohol & tobacco (+1.37 points), non-energy industrial goods (+0.75 points), and energy (-1.41 points).

The data also showed a broader impact within the European Union, with yearly consumer inflation easing from 3.6% in October to 3.1% in November.

Czech Republic Records Highest Inflation Rate in November

Among EU member states, Belgium reported the lowest annual inflation rates at -0.8%, followed by Denmark (0.3%) and Italy (0.6%).

Czechia, Hungary, Slovakia, and Romania recorded the highest annual rates. According to the Eurostat data, these countries saw their price levels at 8%, 7.7%, and 6.9% for the month ending November 30.

Comparing the EU and the Eurozone on a yearly basis, Eurostat data showed that the EU’s CPI finalized at 3.1% year-on-year in November, down from the prior month’s 3.6%.

The Eurozone Statistical Office also revealed fluctuations among Member States, with inflation falling in twenty-one countries, remaining stable in three nations, and rising in three in November compared to October.

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