Harmonised index of consumer prices - August 2017

  • Belgium's inflation rate based on the European harmonised index of consumer prices was running at 2.0% in August compared to 1.8% in July.
  • Core inflation (inflation without energy and unprocessed food) amounts to 1.6% in August compared to 1.8% in July.
  • The sub-indices with the largest upward effect on inflation were motor fuels, domestic heating oil, tobacco and accommodation.
  • Most of the downward pressure on inflation in August came from fruit, clothing, vegetables and airplane tickets.
  • The harmonised index of consumer prices of August for the EU Member States will be published by Eurostat on 18 September.
Press release type:Statistics - Economy , Statistics press releases
date: 14 September 2017