Consumer price index (CPI)

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

The consumer price index was running at 104.67 points in February 2017. The index has increased by 0.39 point over the month. Inflation has edged up to 2.97% from 2.65%. The health index has gained 0.41 point to 105.06 points. Inflation based on the health index has accelerated to 2.47%, up from 2.18%.

The health index has gone up by 0.41 points to 105.06 points in February, compared to 104.65 points in January. The smoothed health index stood at 102.34 points in February. 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 stands now at 2.97% compared to 2.65% in January and 2.03% in December. Inflation based on the health index also increased to 2.47% compared to 2.18% in January and 1.78% in December. Inflation without energy has decreased to 1.73% in February compared to 1.74% last month and 1.65% in December. Core inflation, which does not take into account price evolutions of energy products and unprocessed food, amounts to 1.49% in February, compared to 1.54% in January and 1.53% in December.

Consumer price index104.67
Health index105.06
Smoothed index102.34

You can download the latest press release and all figures from 1920 onwards, as well as a brochure on the latest index reform. A handy rent calculator is also available.

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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