was driven by lower prices in the categories of housing-water-electricity-gas and transport, as a result of low international oil prices, as well as by price declines in the categories of food, recreation--culture and household goods.
Low and negative inflation
has eased some of the pressure on household finances in recent months.
contend with a negative inflation
rate for the second time this year, dpa reported.
THE UK's brush with negative inflation
came to an end after just a month as it rose to 0.
The inflation rate in the UK turned positive in May after a month of negative inflation
, assisted by transport costs, the BBC reported on Tuesday.
BRITAIN'S dip into negative inflation
is set to have lasted just a month, with official figures published tomorrow expected to show it turned positive again in May.
c A combination of very low and negative inflation
, a low interest rate and rising household incomes could, according to some commentators, be about to spark something approaching an old-fashioned consumer boom.
With very low or negative inflation
and a rising yield, it is likely that the change in real 10-yr Treasury rates will continue to increase.
TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady said: "The first period of negative inflation
in over half a century could signal there's something very wrong.
Rock-bottom low interest rates, negative inflation
, low balance sheet leverage and access to syndicated bank lending means merger mania will continue in Europe.
For eight months in a row, the State Statistical Office has been measuring negative inflation
BRITAIN is on the brink of negative inflation
for the first time in half a century after figures showed the rise in the cost of living fell to zero last month.
In January, negative inflation
annual rates were observed in twenty-three EU Member States Drop in prices of fuels for transport, heating oil and telecommunications had the biggest downward impacts on inflation, it noted.
A short period of negative inflation
is likely to boost the economy but it could slow pay growth.
The fear of deflation is so great at the moment that many see the slide into negative inflation
as being bad news, the idea being that it raises the expectation of generally lower prices for all goods and services and this stunts demand.