Definition: Euro area inflation
Euro area inflation is measured by the Monetary Union Index of Consumer Prices (MUICP). To compute the MUICP flash estimates, Eurostat uses early price information relating to the reference month from Member States for which data are available as well as early information about energy prices. The flash estimation procedure for the MUICP combines historical information with partial information on price developments in the most recent months to give a total index for the euro area. No detailed breakdown is available.
Eurostat, "Euro area inflation estimated at 3.2%", Euro-Indicators, News release, 14/2008 - 31 January 2008, Eurostat Press Office