Consumer price index (CPI)

This page presents an overview of the indices of August 2016.

The consumer price index is running at 103.26 points in August 2016. The index has decreased by 0.05 point over the month. Inflation has dropped to 2.16% in August, down from 2.28% in July. The health index has gained 0.04 point to 103.97 points. Inflation based on the health index has fallen to 2.32% from the previous month's 2.53%.

The health index has gained 0.04 point to 103.97 points in August, up from 103.93 points in July. The smoothed health index is running at 101.78 points in August. The central index for public services and social benefits, set at 103.04 points, has not been exceeded over the month. The last time the central index was exceeded was in May 2016.

Inflation is now running at 2.16%, as against 2.28% in July and 2.16% in June. Inflation based on the health index has slowed to 2.32% from 2.53% in July and 2.38% in June. Inflation without energy has increased to 2.30% in August, up from 2.26% in July and 2.20% in June. Core inflation, which does not take into account price evolutions of energy products and unprocessed food, stands at 2.15% in August, as against 2.18% in July and 2.10% in June.

Consumer price index103.26
Inflation+2.16%
Health index103.97
Smoothed index101.78

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Press releases

Consumer price index, inflation, health index, health index (moving average), index without energy and petroleum, last 13 months

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