FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - Consumer prices in the countries sharing the single currency, have increased above the ECB's upper boundary for price stability, set at 2.0%, for the first time in 12 months, according to data released by Eurostat.

Higher oil and food prices have pushed CPI up to a 0.4% increase on the month, and a 2.1% yearly rise. The highest inflation was registered in the education sector, with a 9.1% increase and alcohol and tobacco, with a 3.8% increase.