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Inflation surges to 4.8% in Jan, highest since '96

Energy prices up a record 94.6% year-on-year

(ANSA) - ROME, FEB 22 - Italian inflation surged to 4.8% in January from 3.9% in December, and is now at its highest since 1996, ISTAT said Tuesday, confirming preliminary estimates.
    Energy prices showed their biggest hike ever, up 94.6 in the year to January%.
    Prices in the 'trolley' of household goods were up 3.2%.
    Stats agency ISTAT said it was concerned about the social impact of rising prices and also on the effect on GDP if inflation continues to rise. (ANSA).
   

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