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Cyprus registers the highest annual electricity price increase in the EU for the 2nd half of 2018.
CNA - Athanasios Athanasiou - Belgium/Brussels 21/05/2019 15:14

On average, household electricity prices in the European Union (EU) increased to €21.1 per 100 kWh (+3.5%), between the second half of 2017 and the second half of 2018, according to Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Across the EU Member States, the highest increase in household electricity prices in national currency between the second half of 2017 and the second half of 2018 was registered in Cyprus (+19.6%), followed by Spain (+13.8%), the Netherlands (+9.7%), the United Kingdom (+8.6%), Ireland (+7.8%) and Estonia (+7.5%). Decreases were observed in only four countries: Latvia (-4.5%) followed by Poland (-2.5%), Germany (-1.6%) and Lithuania (-0.9%). In Greece the increase was 1.6%, at the low end of the spectrum.

Nevertheless, according to Eurostat, the average EU household electricity price was only €0.1 per 100 kWh higher than in


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