Economists predict drop in inflation in February

Economists predict a drop in inflation in February compared to the previous month, mirroring a drop in energy costs. Analysts polled by the ctk news agency predict February’s inflation will be between 16.6 and 16.9 percent, down from 17.5 in January. Inflation in February was mainly driven by food prices, although they did not rise as steeply as in the previous month. The Czech Statistics Office will publish its inflation data for February on Friday.