According to data released by Eurostat, in the euro zone, the inflation rate rose to 4.1 percent in October, from -0.3 percent in the same month in 2020 and 3.4 percent in September.

In the EU, inflation reached 4.4 percent, which compares with 0.3 percent year on year and 3.6 percent in September, with the indicator having increased in all Member States.

According to the European statistical office, among the 27 Member States, the lowest annual inflation rates were registered, in October, in Malta (1.4 percent), Portugal (1.8 percent), Finland and Greece (2.8 percent each).

The highest rates were observed in Lithuania (8.2 percent), Estonia (6.8 percent) and Hungary (6.6 percent).