In June 2020, a month in which many COVID-19 containment measures have been gradually lifted, the euro area annual inflation rate was 0.3%, up from 0.1% in May. A year earlier, the rate was 1.3%. European Union annual inflation was 0.8% in June 2020, up from 0.6% in May. A year earlier, the rate was 1.6%. These figures are published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.