Consumer price index (CPI)

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

The consumer price index amounts to 105.41 points in October 2017. It has increased by 0.30 point over the month. Inflation has dropped from 2.01 % to 2.00 %. The health index has gained 0.33 point to 105.84 points. Inflation based on the health index has gone up from 1.77 % to 1.91 %.

The health index in October has gone up by 0.33 points to 105.84 points, compared to 105.51 points in September. The smoothed health index stood at 103.55 points in October. The central index for public service and social benefits, set at 105.10 points, has not been exceeded. The last time the central index was exceeded was in May 2017.

Inflation is now running at 2.00 %, compared to 2.01 % in September and 1.90 % in August. Inflation based on the health index amounts to 1.91 % this month compared to 1.77 % in September and 1.64 % in August. Inflation without energy has gone slightly down to 1.52 % in October compared to 1.53 % last month and 1.44 % in August. Core inflation, which does not take into account price evolutions of energy products and unprocessed food, stood at 1.63 % in October, compared to 1.65 % in September and 1.54 % in August.

Consumer price index105.41
Health index105.84
Smoothed index103.55

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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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