Inflation drops slightly but is still among highest in EU

The Dutch rate of inflation fell marginally to 2.9% in March, compared with 3% in the preceeding two months, the national statistics office CBS said on Tuesday.

Cheaper fuel prices helped drive down the increase, as did the reduction in value-added tax on building and garden maintenance. Clothes, shoes and tobacco prices were more expensive.

Calculated according to the EU harmonised index, the Dutch inflation rate has been 3.2% for the past three months, well above the eurozone average of 1.7%.

Thank you for donating to

We could not provide the Dutch News service, and keep it free of charge, without the generous support of our readers. Your donations allow us to report on issues you tell us matter, and provide you with a summary of the most important Dutch news each day.

Make a donation