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Press release 300 / 2017-08-30: Consumer prices in August 2017: 1.8% rise on August 2016 expected

WIESBADEN – The inflation rate in Germany as measured by the consumer price index is expected to be 1.8% in August 2017. Based on the results available so far, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the consumer prices are expected to increase by 0.1% on July 2017.

Year-on-year change in the consumer price index
regarding selected product groups
Overall index / subindexWeightMay
2017
June
2017
July
2017
August
2017 1
in per millin percent
1 Provisional figure.
2 Household energy and motor fuels.
3 Net rents exclusive of heating expenses.
Overall index10001.51.61.71.8
Goods479.771.81.51.72.0
including:
Energy 2106.562.00.00.92.3
Food90.522.42.82.73.0
Services520.231.21.71.71.6
including:
Rents 3209.931.81.81.81.7

In August 2017, the harmonised index of consumer prices for Germany, which is calculated for European purposes, is expected to increase by 1.8% year on year and by 0.2% on July 2017. 

The final results for August 2017 will be released on 13 September 2017.

For further information:
Annerose Mann,
tel: +49 (0) 611 / 75 44 52,
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