Euro zone inflation hits record 3.2%

Thursday 31 January 2008 15.55
Currency - Record inflation for euro zone
Currency - Record inflation for euro zone

Inflation in the euro zone hit a record 3.2% in January.

The European Union's Eurostat data agency said today that this is the highest rate since the common currency was introduced.

Economists had expected inflation to remain unchanged at 3.1% for the third month running.