Inflation in Germany is expected in December attenuated more than. On average, consumer prices were 1.7 percent higher than a year ago, as the Federal statistics office. Analysts had expected a price increase of 1.9 percent. In November, the increase was 2.3 percent.

The European Central Bank (ECB) is aiming for the Euro-Zone inflation rate of just two percent, which it considers ideal for the economy. In the total year 2018, the price growth fell in Germany according to Destatis, by 1.9 per cent, only just below it. Energy cost in December, 4.8 percent more than a year ago. Food increased in December by 1.0 percent. Services cost 1.5 percent more.

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