Inflation Drops Slightly in February In OECD Area
Mar 30, 2010
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Consumer prices in the OECD area rose by 1.9% in the year to February 2010, down from 2.1% in January, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development reported today. This small decrease in inflation rates mainly reflected the slowing of energy price increases. Energy increased 8.4% in February, compared to 10.6% in January.

Consumer prices for food in the OECD area fell by 0.3% in the year to February 2010, following a fall of 0.7% in January.

Excluding food and energy, consumer prices rose by 1.5% in the year to February 2010, down from 1.6% in January.

The OECD Area includes these 29 countries:

• Australia
• Austria
• Belgium
• Canada
• Czech Republic
• Denmark
• Finland
• France
• Germany
• Greece
• Hungary
• Ireland
• Italy
• Japan
• Korea
• Luxembourg
• Mexico
• Netherlands
• New Zealand
• Norway
• Poland
• Portugal
• Slovak Republic
• Spain
• Sweden
• Switzerland
• Turkey
• United Kingdom
• United States

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