Dutch inflation rises but remains below EU average

6th June 2008, Comments 0 comments

Inflation in Netherlands rose to 2.3 percent, but is well under the European average of 3.6 percent.

6 June 2008

THE NETHERLANDS - Figures released by Statistics Netherlands show inflation rose by 0.3 percent in May, bringing the headline figure to 2.3 percent.

The increase was due to higher food and fuel prices.

In May, consumers were paying over 6 percent more for food, 7.2 percent more for petrol and 32 percent more for diesel compared to the same month in 2007. Air travel is also more expensive, with a plane ticket costing on average 15 percent more than last year.

Despite the gloomy news, Dutch inflation is still well under the European average of 3.6 percent.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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