The European Union annual inflation was 0.2% in January 2016, stable compared with December, and Croatia, Bulgaria and Spain were among the countries with a mild annual price decrease, the EU statistical office Eurostat said on Thursday.
In Croatia, consumer prices as measured by the Harmonised Indices of Consumer Prices (HICP), in January 2016 decreased 0.2% year on year. In December 2015, the year-on-year decrease was 0.3%.
In Bulgaria, the year-on-year decrease in January 2016 was 0.3% and in Spain it was 0.4%.
The lowest annual rates were registered in Poland (-1.7%), Romania (-1.5%) and Cyprus (-1.1%), while the highest were recorded in Belgium (1.8%), Austria (1.4%) and Sweden (1.3%).
In January 2016, compared to December 2015, consumer prices in Croatia, as measured by HICP, decreased 0.4%. In December 2015, the month-on-month decrease was 0.6%.