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In FOCUS / 2013-02-20

Consumer price index: regular adaptation in 2013

Adaptation has limited effects

The consumer price index is regularly adaptated every five years. In the reference month of January 2013, the base year of the index was updated from 2005 to 2010. This involved a recalculation of the results back to January 2010. Final results calculated on the new base year 2010 and first results of the recalculation are released for the first time on 20 February 2013, the reference date.

The updated weighting pattern for goods and services constitutes the core of the adaptation. The weighting patterns for types of shops and the Länder have also been recalculated, and further methodological improvements have been implemented.

For more detailed explanations and first analyses of the effects of individual changes please refer to the publication "Regular Adaptation of the consumer Price Index 2013"

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