Economic Commentaries

Deflation indicator for the euro area

Author: Eilert Husabø
Series: Economic Commentaries
Number: 1/2014

Euro area inflation has fallen to a low level, which has given rise to concerns about deflation. We have constructed an indicator designed to capture whether a country is in deflation. The indicator shows that the euro area as a whole and most individual countries are now farther away from deflation than during the financial crisis, with the exception of periphery countries where the indicator is approaching or exceeds the levels prevailing during the financial crisis. Greece is the only country experiencing deflation.

Published 27 March 2014 10:05