Compared with April 2016, annual inflation fell in nine Member States, remained stable in eight and rose in eleven.


Romania’s inflation stood the lowest among EU members, followed by Bulgaria (-2.5 percent), Cyprus (-1.9 percent) and Croatia (-1.2 percent). At the other end of the scale, the highest annual rates were recorded in Belgium (1.6 percent), Malta (1.0 percent) and Sweden (0.8 percent).

The EU inflation stood at -0.1 percent, up from -0.2 percent in April, while a year earlier the rate was 0.3 percent. The euro area inflation reflected the EU numbers, standing at -0.1 percent, up from -0.2 percent in April. (source: