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Press release 063 / 2016-02-26: Consumer price index in February 2016 expected to remain unchanged from February 2015

WIESBADEN – The inflation rate in Germany as measured by the consumer price index is expected to be 0.0% in February 2016. Based on the results available so far, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the consumer prices will increase by 0.4% on January 2016.

Year-on-year change in the consumer price index
regarding selected product groups
Overall index / subindexWeightNovember
2016 1
in per millin percent
1 Provisional figure.
2 Household energy and motor fuels.
3 Net rents exclusive of heating expenses.
Overall index10000.
Energy 2106.56–7.5–6.5–5.8–8.5
Rents 3209.931.

The harmonised consumer price index for Germany (HICP), which is calculated for European purposes, is expected to be down by 0.2% in February 2016 year on year. Compared with January 2016, it is expected to be up by 0.4%. For the first time the HICP estimate was calculated on the new base 2015=100. For the indices on the new base please refer to Genesis-Online. Further information is provided on the website of Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Union.

The final results for February 2016 will be released on 11 March 2016.

For further information:
Thomas Krämer,
tel: +49 611 75 2959,
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