The unpleasant surprise at the beginning of 2020 were inflation data - consumer inflation, which is felt most by all citizens, reached 3.4 percent. It is well above analysts' estimates and forecasts of the National Bank of Poland. Droughts in 2018-19 and African swine fever, both in Poland and in China, have contributed to the increase in prices - informs the daily. The rapid price increase applies to many countries in the region - including Romania, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria as well as Hungary and Slovakia. In the most important countries of Western Europe - in Italy, France and Germany - prices rise by approx. 1.5 points percent slower - notes the newspaper.