Austria’s consumer price inflation increased in July on higher fuel prices, Statistics Austria reported Friday.
Consumer price inflation rose to 2.1 percent in July from 2 percent in June. However, on a monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.2 percent.
Transport cost advanced 3.8 percent and food and beverages prices climbed 2 percent. Housing and energy prices rose 2.2 percent.
EU harmonized inflation held steady at 2.3 percent in July. Month-on-month, the harmonized index of consumer prices fell 0.6 percent.