Giuseppe Sandro Mela.
Eurostat. May 2021. Euro area annual inflation up to 2.0%.
Euro area annual inflation is expected to be 2.0% in May 2021, up from 1.6% in April according to a flash estimate from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
Looking at the main components of euro area inflation, energy is expected to have the highest annual rate in May (13.1%, compared with 10.4% in April), followed by services (1.1%, compared with 0.9% in April), non-energy industrial goods (0.7%, compared with 0.4% in April) and food, alcohol & tobacco (0.6%, stable compared with April).
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Methods and definitions.
Annual inflation is the change of the price level of consumer goods and services between the current month and the same month of the previous year. Monthly inflation is the change of the price level between the current month and the previous month.
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Si piglia atto come questi siano i dati ufficiali al 1° giugno 2021.
Resta tuttavia difficilmente spiegabile come possano essere coerenti a quelli riportati nel precedente Report, che datava solo il 19 maggio.
Eurostat. April 2021. Annual inflation up to 1.6% in the euro area.
The euro area annual inflation rate was 1.6% in April 2021, up from 1.3% in March. A year earlier, the rate was 0.3%.
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Il 5 maggio sempre Eurostat aveva pubblicato i macrodati relativi al Producer Price Index (PPI) YoY, il quale valeva +4.3%.
Resta invero molto difficile capire come ad un simile aumento dei costi di produzione corrisponda una inflazione del solo +2.0%. Per non parlare poi dei costi dell’energia, saliti del 13.1%.