Consumer price index (CPI)

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

The consumer price index is running at 105.22 points in August 2017. It has increased by 0.07 point over the month. Inflation has edged up to 1.90% from 1.78%. The health index has gained 0.05 point to 105.68 points. Inflation based on the health index remains unchanged at 1.64%.

The health index has gained 0.05 point to 105.68 points in August, up from 105.63 points in July. The smoothed health index is running at 103.39 points in August. 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 1.90%, compared to 1.78% in July and 1.60% in June. Inflation based on the health index remains unchanged this month and amounts to 1.64% just like in July, compared to 1.49% in June. Inflation without energy has decreased to 1.44% in August, from 1.46% in July and 1.16% in June. Core inflation, which does not take into account price evolutions of energy products and unprocessed food, stands at 1.54% in August, as against 1.60% in July and 1.40% in June.

Consumer price index105.22
Inflation+1.90%
Health index105.68
Smoothed index103.39

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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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