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German Inflation Jumps 2.2%, Surpassing ECB Target And Highest Since 2012

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 11:48
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zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Mar 1, 2017

Following a series of “hot” inflation prints from Germany’s states, moments ago German inflation rose more than expected, printing at 2.2% above the 2.1% consensus estimate, up from 1.9% in January and surpassing the ECB’s target of a rate just under 2 percent for the first time since August 2012, the peak of the Eurozone debt crisis.

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With Germany headed for federal elections in September, the inflation figures will add more fuel to the debate about an end to the European Central Bank’s loose monetary policy.

Earlier on Wednesday, preliminary data from several German states showed that consumer price inflation accelerated across the country, mainly driven by higher food, energy and transportation costs. In the most populous state, North Rhine-Westphalia, annual inflation rose to 2.3 percent from 1.9 percent in January. It reached 2.5 percent in Hesse, 2.2 percent in Baden-Wuerttemberg, 2.1 percent in Bavaria, 2.0 percent in Brandenburg and 2.4 percent in Saxony.

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