Consumer price index (CPI)
This page presents an overview of the indices of September 2016.
The consumer price index was running at 103.04 points in September 2016. The index has decreased by 0.22 point over the month. Inflation has dropped to 1.87%, down from 2.16 %. The health index has decreased by 0.29 point this month and now stands at 103.68 points. Inflation based on the health index has fallen to 1.80% from 2.32%.
The health index has gone down by 0.29 points to 103.68 points in September, compared to 103.97 points in August. The smoothed health index stands at 101.75 points in September. 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 1.87%, compared to 2.16% in August and 2.28% in July. Inflation based on the health index went down and now stands at 1.80% compared to 2.32% in August and 2.53% in July. Inflation without energy went down to 2.13% in September compared to 2.30% last month and 2.26% in July. Core inflation, which does not take into account price evolutions of energy products and unprocessed food, stood at 2.09% in September, compared to 2.15% in August and 2.18% in July.
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The FPS Economy does not prepare forecasts. This is the responsibility of the Federal Planning Bureau.