RTTNews - Annual inflation in the euro area remained unchanged at 0.6% in April, compared with March, the Eurostat said Friday. A year earlier, the rate was 3.3%. On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.4% in April, in line with economists' expectations.

Core inflation, which excludes energy, food, alcohol and tobacco rose to 1.8% from a revised 1.4% in March.

In the EU, annual inflation was 1.2% in April, down from 1.3% in March and 3.6% recorded in the previous year. Meanwhile, monthly inflation stood at 0.3%.

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