Consumer price index (CPI)

This page presents an overview of the indices of April 2017.

The consumer price index stands at 105.09 points in April 2017. It has increased by 0.18 point over the month. Inflation remains unchanged compared to last month and amounts to 2.28%. The health index has gained 0.14 point to 105.46 points. Inflation based on the health index has accelerated to 1.86%, up from 1.79%.

The health index has gained 0.14 point to 105.46 points in April, compared to 105.32 points in March. The smoothed health index stands at 103.02 points in April. The central index for public services and social benefits, set at 103.04 points, has not been exceeded this month. The last time the central index was exceeded was in May 2016.

Inflation now stands at 2.28%, just like in March, compared to 2.97% in February. Inflation based on the health index went up in April and is now running at 1.86% compared to 1.79% in March and 2.47% in February. Inflation without energy has decreased to 1.31% in April from 1.32% in March and 1.73% in February. Core inflation, which does not take into account price evolutions of energy products and unprocessed food, was running at 1.53% in April, compared to 1.21% in March and 1.49% in February.

Consumer price index105.09
Inflation+2.28%
Health index105.46
Smoothed index103.02

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The FPS Economy does not prepare forecasts. This is the responsibility of the Federal Planning BureauExternal link.

Press releases

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

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