Inflation in Italy stays flat at 0.7%
Rate remains at lowest level in four years21 February, 10:34
At the start of 2013, Istat recalled, it was more than triple at 2.2%.
Italy's long recession has dampened price rises.
A two-year run of negative growth ended in the third quarter of last year, when GDP was flat with respect to the April-June period. It then rose 0.1% in the final quarter.
Istat said prices were 0.2% higher in January than in December.
Istat's index for the 'trolley' of most-frequently bought goods such as food and fuel dropped to 1.1% in January on an annual basis, compared to 1.2% in December.