2018.05.1402:25:00UTC+00Finland Inflation Remains Stable In April

Finland's consumer price inflation held steady in April after accelerating in the previous month, figures from Statistics Finland showed Monday.

The consumer price index climbed 0.8 percent year-over-year in April, the same rate of increase as in March. The measure has been rising since April 2016.

Prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages grew 1.7 percent annually in April and utility costs went up by 1.1 percent. Meanwhile, clothing and footwear prices dropped 0.8 percent.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices increased at a stable pace of 0.2 percent in April.

The EU measure of inflation, or HICP, rose 0.8 percent yearly and by 0.3 percent monthly in April.

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