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Press release 031 / 2018-01-30: Consumer prices in January 2018: 1.6% rise on January 2017 expected

WIESBADEN – The inflation rate in Germany as measured by the consumer price index is expected to be 1.6% in January 2018. Based on the results available so far, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that consumer prices are expected to decline by 0.7% compared with December 2017.

Year-on-year change in the consumer price index
regarding selected product groups
Overall index / subindexWeightOctober
2018 1
in per millin percent
1 Provisional figure.
2 Household energy and motor fuels.
3 Net rents exclusive of heating expenses.
Overall index10001.
Energy 2106.561.
Rents 3209.931.

In January 2018, the harmonised index of consumer prices for Germany, which is calculated for European purposes, is expected to increase by 1.4% year on year and to decrease by 1.0% on December 2017.

The final results for January 2018 will be released on 14 February 2018.

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