Feb. 1 (Bloomberg) -- German inflation remained unchanged in January after easing in the previous two months.
The inflation rate, calculated using a harmonized European Union method, held at 2.3 percent, the Federal Statistics Office said. Economists forecast an increase of 2.4 percent from a year ago, according to the median of 23 estimates in a Bloomberg News survey. Prices fell 0.5 percent from December.
The office had delayed publication of harmonized data, citing new EU standards. Non-harmonized inflation eased to 2 percent from 2.1 percent in December, it said on Jan. 30.
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