Eurostat: Inflation in Greece in April at 9.4%

Inflation in Greece jumped to 9.4% in April, according to Eurostat data. At the same time in the eurozone reached 7.5%.

According to official Eurostat data released today, the harmonized index of consumer prices continued its upward trend and climbed to 9.4% against a performance of -1.1% in the corresponding month of 2021.

In March 2022, the corresponding index was set at 8%, while the consumer price index of ELSTAT was set at 8.9%. This means that the data of the Greek service for April may move to a 2-digit percentage, as OT wrote yesterday.

Change of forecast

In any case, the government has already revised its 2022 annual inflation forecast, which is expected to be recorded in the Stability Program 2022-2025, which is expected to be submitted to the Commission on 30 April. According to information, the percentage now predicted by the government's financial staff is in the range of 5.5% -6%.

However, more "dark" assessments have seen the "light" of publicity and . In the basic scenario of the BoG, inflation is at 5.2% and in the unfavorable at 7%, while the IMF "sees" inflation of 4.5%.

It is noted that increases of even up to 11% have been recorded in 2022. According to the Parliamentary Budget Office, in the basic scenario, inflation will rise to 6.99% in 2022 and growth to 3.58%. Under the mild scenario, growth will reach 2.75% and inflation at 7.43%. In the extreme scenario, growth reaches 2.21% and inflation 11.01%.

New high in the eurozone

At the same time, inflation in the eurozone reached a new high in April, which is a cause for concern for European Central Bank officials.

In particular, inflation stood at 7.5% in April from 7.4% in March, according to estimates, mainly due to rising energy and...

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