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Price indices in contracts

Stable-value clauses based on the consumer price index

The consumer price index often provides the basis for stable-value clauses. Stable-value clauses are used to ensure that a creditor will continue to receive an amount of, for instance, rent, lease or pension which, in value terms, corresponds to the financial amount originally agreed. The following pages contain further information on stable-value clauses that are based on the consumer price index.

Price escalation based on indices of producer prices for industrial products (domestic sales), foreign trade price indices and wholesale price indices

To protect themselves against market risks, companies often use price escalation clauses in contracts with other companies. In such contracts, reference is often made to the development of the index of producer prices or one of its sub-indices. In some cases, indices of foreign trade prices, of wholesale prices or the prices of selected mineral oil products are used. The following pages contain further information on price escalation clauses based on producer prices for industrial products, foreign trade prices and wholesale prices.

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