Market Information Thursday 24 February 2022

Consumer prices in the eurozone increased further in January. This was the conclusion of the final figures reported by the European statistical office Eurostat on Wednesday. The inflation rate in January was 5.1%. In December it was 5.0% and in November 4.9%. Core inflation, an important indicator for the ECB, was 2.3% on an annual basis in January. This was also in line with an earlier estimate. Excluding volatile prices for food, energy and alcohol, inflation was 2.6% in December. Annual inflation was 7.6% in the Netherlands and 0.5% on a monthly basis.

US stock markets fell on Wednesday, after the three major US benchmarks appeared to be recovering from losses a day earlier. The leading S&P 500 index fell 1.8% to 4,225.61 points, the Dow Jones index lost 1.4% at 33,132.29 points and the Nasdaq closed 2.6% lower at 13,037.49 points.

Sales of commercial vehicles in the Netherlands fell sharply in January. This was reported by the European branch organisation for the automotive industry ACEA on Thursday. The number of new commercial vehicles sold in the Netherlands last month fell by 16.4% year-on-year to 6,998 units. In the European Union, sales fell 11.1% in January to 125,292 vehicles. Germany and France, countries that lead the European Union in terms of volumes, also showed declines. Sales in Germany were down 3.1% in January and 17.0% in France.

The 6M Euribor decreased with 1 basis point to -0.49% compared to previous business day. The 10Y Swap increased with 1 basis point to 0.84% compared to previous business day.

In the attachment, today’s market data on money and capital market rates as well as other rates are presented.