German EU-harmonised consumer prices up 9.2% y/y in January
BERLIN, Feb 9 (Reuters) - German consumer prices, harmonised to compare with other European Union countries, rose by a less than anticipated 9.2% on the year in January, preliminary data from the federal statistics office showed on Thursday.
Compared to December, prices increased by 0.5%, it added.
Analysts had expected harmonised data to increase by 1.2% on the previous month and grow by 10.0% on an annual basis.
The statistics office offers a breakdown for January's figures on its website. (Reporting by Friederike Heine and Rachel More)