Harmonised index of consumer prices - December 2016
- Belgium's inflation rate based on the European harmonised index of consumer prices was running at 2.2% in December compared to 1.7% in November. The increase in December was almost entirely due to a higher inflation rate for fuels and energy sources.
- Core inflation (inflation without energy and unprocessed food) slowed to 1.4% in December from 1.6% in November.
- The sub-indices with the largest upward effect on inflation were electricity, domestic heating oil, motor fuels, telecommunication, tobacco and restaurants, cafés and similar services.
- The sub-indices with the largest downward effect on inflation were gas, housing rent, clothing, package holidays abroad and milk, cheese and eggs.
The harmonised index of consumer prices of December for the EU Member States will be published by Eurostat on 18 January.
Press release type:Statistics - Economy , Statistics press releases