Volker Wieland expects consumer price inflation to rise due to CO2 price (FAZ)

Prices are expected to rise more sharply again this year. Prof. Volker Wieland sees climate protection measures as a major reason. "The CO2 price could contribute up to 1.2 percentage points to consumer price inflation in the course of the year," he said in an interview with the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung".

In 2020, the price increase was as low as it had last been in 2016. The renewed increase in value-added tax is also having an impact on the price trend.

FAZ: "Darum steigen die Preise bald wieder"