Inflation remains at 3%

The Dutch inflation rate remained at 3% in February, unchanged from the January figure, the national statistics office CBS said on Thursday.

Airline tickets were 18.5% more expensive on the year but food was slightly cheaper than in January, the CBS said.

According to the harmonised European index, the Dutch inflation rate is 3.2%, second highest in the eurozone.

Inflation is also well above the average increase in wages of around 1.6%, further reducing spending power, the CBS said.

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