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Consumer Prices, OECD - Updated: 5 October 2021

 

OECD annual inflation continues upward, reaching 4.3% in August 2021 driven by energy and food prices

 

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5 Oct. 2021 - Inflation in the OECD area rose to 4.3% in the 12 months to August 2021, compared with 4.2% in July, continuing the upward trend beginning in December 2020. In the euro area, annual inflation picked up strongly to 3.0% in August 2021, from 2.2% in July, but remained lower than in the OECD area as a whole, particularly compared with the United States, where annual inflation stood at 5.3% for the same period.

Energy prices in the OECD area rose at a faster pace in August (18.0%) than in July (17.4%) reaching the highest rate since September 2008. Food price inflation also increased sharply to 3.6%, compared with 3.1% in July. Excluding food and energy, OECD annual inflation remained stable at 3.1% for the third consecutive month. 

Consumer prices, selected areas
August 2021, percentage change on the same period of the previous year, %

 Source: Consumer price indices, OECD

 

Energy (CPI) and Food (CPI), selected areas
August 2019 – August 2021, percentage change on the same period of the previous year, %

     

 Source: Consumer price indices, OECD

 

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