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
date: 16 January 2017