The Greek inflation rate rose 2.2 pct in September from 1.9 pct in August and -2.0 pct in September last year, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Friday.
Τhe September figures showed that natural gas prices jumped 108.5 pct from September 2020, heating oil was up 28.9 pct and petrol rose 18.1 pct. On a monthly basis, price increases were recorded in natural gas (12.8 pct), olive oil (11.8 pct), lamb (7.3 pct) , vegetables (6.9 pct), bread (2.5 pct), fruit (2.2 pct), fresh fish (2.1 pct), household services (1.9 pct), air transport (1.8 pct), durable goods (1.3 pct), education (1.3 pct), medical services (0.5 pct), but fell in processed meat products (2.9 pct), cheese (2.8 pct), poultry (2 pct) and telephone services (0.2 pct).
The consumer price index rose 2.2 pct in September, reflecting increases in the categories of: food/beverages (3.1 pct), housing (4.7 pct), durable goods (0.6 pct), health (0.1 pct), transport (7.8 pct), education (0.9 pct) and hospitality (0.5 pct).
On the other hand prices fell in the categories: clothing/footwear (0.5 pct), communication (2.5 pct), entertainment (0.4 pct) and other goods and services (0.4 pct).
The consumer price index rose 2.4 pct in September from August 2021, after a 2 pct increase recorded in the same period last year. Greece’s harmonised inflation rate was 1.9 pct in September, from 1.9 pct in August and -2.3 pct in September 2020. On a monthly basis, the harmonised inflation rate rose 2.1 pct in September from August.