Inflation rate in euro zone rises to 7.4 percent

In the euro zone, the price surge continued, pushing inflation to a record high. Energy prices remain the strongest driver. In March, consumer prices rose by 7.4 percent year-on-year, as the statistics office Eurostat announced on Thursday in Luxembourg after a second estimate. In a first estimate, a slightly higher rate of 7.5 percent had been determined. In February, the rate had been 5.9 percent.

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