The largest upward impacts to euro area annual inflation came from restaurants and cafés (+0.10 percentage points), tobacco and fruit (+0.06 pp each), while fuels for transport (-0.28 pp), heating oil (-0.18 pp) and gas (-0.11 pp) had the biggest downward impacts.
European Union annual inflation was 0.2 percent in January 2016, stable compared with December. In January 2016, negative annual rates were observed in ten Member States. The lowest annual rates were registered in Poland (-1.7 percent), Romania (-1.5 percent) and Cyprus (-1.1 percent). The highest annual rates were recorded in Belgium (1.8 percent), Austria (1.4 percent) and Sweden (1.3 percent).
Core inflation rate excluding energy, food, alcohol and tobacco accelerated to 1 percent from 0.9 percent in the previous two months and excluding energy, the inflation rate remained unchanged at 1 percent.