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Belgian March Inflation Slows to 3.4% From 3.7% in February

March 29, 2012

Belgium’s inflation slowed in March to 3.4 percent as a drop in the cost of cut flowers and vacation parks helped offset increases in fuel and heating oil.

The inflation rate in Belgium, the sixth-largest economy in the euro region, compared with 3.7 percent in February, the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Brussels said today in an e- mailed statement. On a monthly basis, prices in March rose 0.22 percent.

Excluding energy, inflation slowed to 2.32 percent from 2.38 percent in February, according to today’s report.

To contact the reporter on this story: Andrew Clapham in Brussels at aclapham@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Jerrold Colten at jcolten@bloomberg.net


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