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Inflation rose to 1.5% in December 2013
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Inflation rose to 1.5% in December 2013

08.01.2014 From our online archive
Motorists filling up their vehicles in Luxembourg in December paid 1.9 percent more for petrol than they would have the month before, inflation results suggest.

Motorists filling up their vehicles in Luxembourg in December paid 1.9 percent more for petrol than they would have the month before, inflation results suggest.

A STATEC report published on Wednesday revealed that petrol costs rose 1.9 percent and diesel 1.4 percent from November to December last year.

Fuel costs pushed up overall inflation in Luxembourg, the report said, with inflation rates rising from 1.2 percent in November to 1.5 percent in December.

Other inflationary rises were recorded in the cost of air passenger transport (rising 8.7 percent) and the cost of fresh vegetables (up 15.5 percent).

There was some good news for consumers, however. Besides these exceptions, the cost of most goods and services in Luxembourg, meanwhile, remained largely unchanged.

In addition, the price fell on some items, including on Champagne and sparkling wines (-5.6 percent) and package tours (-4.2 percent).

Over the course of a year, the highest inflationary increase was noted in alcoholic drinks and tobacco (4.08 percent compared with December 2012).

On average the inflation rate for Luxembourg was 1.7 percent in 2013.

Click here to view the report summary in French