Romania registered in October the highest inflation rate within the EU, with an increase of prices of 7.9% compared to the same month in 2009, Eurostat data reveals. At the level of the Union, the rate of inflation was 2.3% compared to 2.2% in September while in the euro zone inflation increased from 1.8% to 1.9%.

Romania is followed by Greece with 5.2% and Estonia with 4.5%. Compared to the previous month, the inflation rate increased in 15 member states, dropped in five states and was stable in six other states.