Headline consumer price rises in the eurozone kept pace with market expectations in November, but failed to move any further towards the European Central Bank's target rate of 2%.
Suffering similar limp inflationary pressures to the US, the eurozone's headline consumer price index (CPI) rose at an annual rate of 1.5% in November, the same rate as in the previous month.
The lowest rates among the individual single-currency nations were seen in Cyprus, with an annual rate of just 0.2%, Ireland at 0.5% and Finland at 0.9%.
The headline rate was supported by higher energy inflation, with rose to 4.7% in November, from 3% in October. Food, beverages and tobacco prices contributed strongly to the annual rate of inflation despite dipped to 2.2% from 2.3%.