The EU annual inflation in August 2011 was 2.9 percent, unchanged compared with July. A year earlier the rate was 2 percent. Monthly inflation was 0.2 percent in August 2011, according to data from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.
In August 2011, the lowest annual rates were observed in Ireland (1 percent), Slovenia (1.2 percent) and Greece (1.4 percent), and the highest in Estonia (5.6 percent) and the United Kingdom (4.5 percent).
For EU Member states outside the euro area, the lowest inflation rate was recorded in Sweden (1.6 percent), while the highest rate was reported in Latvia (4.6 percent).
The annual inflation rate in August for Romania stood at 4.3 percent, down 0.4 percent from the previous month.