Inflationen i Euro-landene den højeste i mere end 6 år.

BRUXELLES, Belgien* 4.jan 2008 * Efter at inflationen i november i den kapitalistiske “Euro-zone” – de 13 tvangstilsluttede EU-lande – nåede op på den højeste stigningtakt i 6 år bekræfter ny statistik fra Eurostat at inflationen – prisstigningstakten fortsætter opad med 3,1 % i december og langt over de mål som er fastsat i den kapitalistiske Maastricht-traktat eller ØMU der gælder for EUROlandene. Den kapitalistislke Euro-zones kapitalistiske virksomheder fortsætter altså med at vælte byrderne fra den finanskapitalistiske krise over på befolkningen i disse stater. Det samme gælder i EU lande som Sverige og Danmark udenfor Euro-zonen hvor prisernene på mad og energi er steget spekulativt meget i det sidste halvår,Taget under et er inflationen i de 27-kapitalistiske EU-stater nu også oppe på et gennensnit på 3,1 procent.ftyEURO-lands inflationstakt var 1,7 % i august men er nu over 3 % og sandsynligvis på vej mod en fordobling

Beregningerne fra Eurostat, offentliggjort frddag, peger mod en årlig inflations-rate på 3.1% i December, uforandret fra November.  Takten er klart over de direktiver som €uro-Centralbanken ECB har som mål. Bankens mål er at holde inflationen i de tilsuttede landes kapitalistiske kommando-økonomi “under,men nær ved 2%” i en fastsat medium-periode. At det er prisen arbejdskraften; den vigtigste vare under kapitalismen; der skal trykkes ned er den store offentlige hemmelighed i EU-staterne. Med i inflationen indregnes boligpriserne f.eks ikke. Hvis prisen på boliger stiger med 20 % under et år – hvad der ikke er urealistisk får det ingen betydelse for ECB´s “inflations-statistik”. For stigende boligpriser anses som et gode i EU-landenes kapitalistiske kommando-økonomi.
Det giver store ekstra-profitter og arbejdsfrie indkomster for EURO-landenes kapitalistiske boligspekulanter og finanskapitalister.
Eurostat offentliggør de endelige data den 16.januar.

Det som bekymrer ECB er prisen på den vigtigste vare i den kapitalistiske kommando-økonomi, prisen på varen arbejdskraft ,lønningerne. Det kommere til udtryk på denne måde :”The latest inflation data spark concerns that rising prices may trigger greater pay hikes. A recent surge in food and energy prices adds strength to such worries.”
Crude oil reached a record high this week, crossing $100 a barrel. Further, the data confirms that inflation will likely remain well above central bank tolerance level for a ninth year in 2008.The December data was collected for the 13 nations. . . .In its Monthly Bulletin for December, the European Central Bank had admitted that the rising HICP inflation rate confirmed the existence of strong short-term upward pressure on inflation. Citing economic numbers and survey data, the ECB noted that economic growth has continued into the fourth quarter, though probably at a more moderate pace than in the third quarter.
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Dilemma for ECB .

For 2009, HICP inflation is forecasted to remain in the range of 1.2% to 2.4%. As the central bank struggles to strike a balance between rising inflation and slowing growth, Euro zone policy makers are active in voicing concern about rising inflation threats. The European Central Bank would be willing to hike interest rates if needed, the new Governing Council member Athanasios Orphanides said in a newspaper interview on Thursday.“The fact that the ECB council has waited through the end of the year doesn’t mean that it wouldn’t be ready to raise interest rates further, should such a measure be necessary”, Orphanides reportedly said.In a note, BNP Paribas economist Clemente De Lucia stated that the effects of financial turmoil are clearly affecting the mood in the services sector.The headline RBS/NTC Euro zone Composite Output Index, combining both manufacturing and services sector, stood at 53.3 in December, down from 54.1 in November. The reading was unchanged on the flash estimate and indicated a further expansion of private sector economic output. That said, the rate of growth was the weakest since August 2005.“The ECB is caught between higher inflation and slower growth. Given the headwinds faced by the economy, a prolonged monetary status quo is the most likely scenario”, the BNP Paribas economist stated.Kilde: AP

CNN Bruxelles 14.Dec 2007 — Inflationen i de 13 lande der har afskaffet sine egen valuta og indført euro´en(€) surged to 3.1 percent in November versus a year earlier, its highest level in more than six years, the European Union’s statistics agency Eurostat said Friday.Food prices have not risen so quickly since 2001 to 2002 as bad weather and rising world demand for dairy products push up the cost of milk and cheese. Eurostat said dairy, transport fuel and heating oil were the main factors pushing prices up from a year ago, revising higher their initial estimate that inflation would hit 3 percent during the month. . . . . .. . .. It last hit 3.1 percent in May 2001, seven months before the euro(€) came into circulation.It is now well over a guideline of just under 2 percent that the European Central Bank looks to when it decides whether to raise interest rates to boost borrowing costs.But the ECB is now under pressure to keep rates on hold to encourage reluctant banks to keep lending out money to each other in the wake of a credit crisis where they are worried about taking on extra debt.

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