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TABLE-German Feb harmonized annual inflation + 1.2 pct y/y

BERLIN, March 14 (Reuters) - Germany's consumer prices, harmonized to compare with other European countries, rose by 0.5 percent in February from the previous month and were up by 1.2 percent from the previous year, the Federal Statistics Office confirmed on Wednesday. On a non-harmonized basis, consumer price inflation for February was also confirmed. The national index rose 0.5 percent from January and was 1.4 percent higher on the year . A breakdown of non-harmonized prices follows:

Index/component Percentage change mth/mth yr/yr index Overall price index 0.5 1.4 110.3 Foodstuffs, drinks -0.2 1.1 119.0 Alcoholic beverages, tobacco 0.4 3.2 120.8 Clothing, shoes 2.3 2.2 105.4 Household rents, energy, -0.1 1.4 110.7

water

Furniture and other household unch 1.0 104.8

goods

Health and personal care 0.2 1.3 107.8

items

Transport 0.2 1.2 108.9 Communications -0.1 -0.7 89.4 Entertainment, leisure 2.2 1.2 108.7 Education 0.1 2.7 97.8 Lodgings and catering 0.3 2.1 116.8 Other goods and services 0.3 1.1 109.9

(Reporting by Berlin newsroom)