Wednesday, the General Secretariat of the National Statistical Service of Greece announced that the consumer price index or CPI rose 1.3% year-over-year in March, slower than the 1.6% increase in the previous month. A year ago, the CPI was up 4.4%.

On a monthly basis, the CPI increased 2% in March, after falling 0.9% in February.

Separately, the stat office said the harmonized index of consumer prices or HICP rose 1.5% year-on-year in March, compared to the 1.8% increase in the preceding month. Month-on-month, the HICP was up 2% in March.

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