The eurozone annual inflation rate was 9.9% this September, up from 9.1% in August, according to the European Union (EU) statistical office Eurostat. A year earlier, the rate was 3.4%.
Moreover, the annual inflation rate in the EU was 10.9% in September, up from 10.1% in August. A year earlier, the EU rate was 3.6%.
According to Eurostat, the lowest annual rates were registered in France (6.2%), Malta (7.4%), and Finland (8.4%).
The highest annual rates were recorded in Estonia (24.1%), Lithuania (22.5%), and Latvia (22%).
Compared with August, annual inflation fell in six EU member states, remained stable in one, and rose in 20.
In September, the highest contribution to the annual euro area inflation rate came from energy (4.19 percentage points).