Romania: Inflation hits fresh multi-year high in MarchStaff Writer | April 13, 2018
Consumer prices in Romania rose 0.3% in March over the previous month, matching February’s print.
Inflation came in at a multi-year high of 5.0% in March, up from 4.7% in February. As a result, inflation moved further above the Central Bank’s target range of 1.5%–3.5%. Consequently, annual average inflation rose from 2.1% in February to 2.5% in March, the highest level since April 2014.
FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists see inflation averaging 3.8% in 2018, which is unchanged from last month’s forecast. For 2019, panelists expect average inflation of 3.2%. ■