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Press release 193 / 2018-05-30: Consumer prices in May 2018: rise of 2.2% on May 2017 expected

Consumer price index, May 2018
• +2.2% on the same month a year earlier (provisional)
• +0.5% on the previous month (provisional)

Harmonised index of consumer prices, May 2018
• +2.2% on the same month a year earlier (provisional)
• +0.6% on the previous month (provisional)

WIESBADEN – The inflation rate in Germany as measured by the consumer price index is expected to be 2.2% in May 2018. The last time the inflation rate reached this level was in February 2017. A major reason for the increase in the inflation rate is the price development for liquid fuels (heating oil and motor fuels). 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 April 2018.

Year-on-year change in the consumer price index
regarding selected product groups
Overall index / subindexWeightFebruary
2018
March
2018
April
2018
May
2018 1
in per millin percent
1 Provisional figure.
2 Household energy and motor fuels.
3 Net rents exclusive of heating expenses.
Overall index1,0001.41.61.62.2
Goods479.771.01.41.62.5
including:
Energy 2106.560.10.51.35.2
Food90.521.12.93.43.5
Services520.231.61.81.51.9
including:
Rents 3209.931.61.61.61.6

In May 2018, the harmonised index of consumer prices for Germany, which is calculated for European purposes, is expected to increase by 2.2% year on year and 0.6% on April 2018.

The final results for May 2018 will be released on 14 June 2018.

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