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Press release 064 / 2018-02-27: Consumer prices in February 2018: 1.4% rise on February 2017 expected

Consumer price index, February 2018

  • +1.4% on the same month a year earlier (provisional)
  • +0.5% on the previous month (provisional)

Harmonised index of consumer prices, February 2018

  • +1.2% on the same month a year earlier (provisional)
  • +0.5% on the previous month (provisional)

WIESBADEN – The inflation rate in Germany as measured by the consumer price index is expected to be 1.4% in February 2018. Based on the results available so far, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the consumer prices are expected to increase by 0.5% on January 2018.

 

Year-on-year change in the consumer price index
regarding selected product groups
Overall index / subindexWeightNovember
2017
December
2017
January
2018
February
2018 1
in per millin percent
1 Provisional figure.
2 Household energy and motor fuels.
3 Net rents exclusive of heating expenses.
Overall index10001.81.71.61.4
Goods479.772.11.81.51.0
including:
Energy 2106.563.71.30.90.1
Food90.523.23.03.11.1
Services520.231.51.61.61.6
including:
Rents 3209.931.71.71.71.6

In February 2018, the harmonised index of consumer prices for Germany, which is calculated for European purposes, is expected to increase by 1.2% year on year and 0.5% on January 2018.

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

For further information:
Thomas Krämer,
tel: +49 (0) 611 / 75 29 59,
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