Inflation in Poland highest in entire EU - daily

Poland has the highest inflation rate in the European Union with official figures putting it at 3.4 percent.

The statistic from Eurostat could cast a cloud over an economy that so far proved to be one of the continent’s most resilient to the damaging effects of the economic crisis caused by the pandemic.

According to the Dziennik Gazeta Prawna (DGP) newspaper, the price index was kept in check by food prices but driven up by the cost of services.

"In our country, the biggest increases were related to garbage disposal, bank and postage fees," reported DGP.

But, according to the daily, there were also reductions in prices, with the cost of food and transport falling the most.

The newspaper said, however, that record price increases have also been seen in other countries. In Romania, for example, the price of certain internet services increased in price by two-thirds while in Latvia, the price of postage fees grew by 60 percent.

DGP emphasized that, in the past decade, the price level in Poland had increased by slightly more than 17 percent.