Consumer price index (CPI)
This page presents an overview of the indices of April 2016.
The consumer price index stands at 102.75 points in April 2016. The index has risen by 0.18 point over the month. Inflation has dropped to 2.04%, down from 2.24%. The health index has gained 0.06 point to 103.53 points. Inflation based on the health index has fallen to 2.38% from the previous month's 2.72%.
The health index has gained 0.06 point to 103.53 points in April, as against 103.47 points in March. The smoothed health index stands at 100.93 points in April. As a result, it is no longer blocked at the level of March 2015 (i.e. 100.66 points). In accordance with the law of 23 April 2015 on the promotion of employment (Belgian Official Journal of 27 April 2015), the smoothed health index was indeed blocked at the level of March 2015 (i.e. 100.66 points), as long as the arithmetic mean of the four most recent health indices, multiplied by factor 0.98, did not exceed the level of March 2015. This value was thus exceeded in April.
The next central index for public services and social benefits is set at 101.02 points. If the smoothed health index reaches or exceeds the central index, social benefits and public sector wages will be increased by 2%. As the smoothed health index stands at 100.93 points, the central index has not been exceeded this month. The last time the central index was exceeded was in November 2012.
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