Belgium Inflation Rate  1921-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Belgium's annual inflation rate rose to 2.24 percent in August 2018 from 2.17 percent in the prior month, hitting its highest level since April last year. Prices advanced faster mainly for housing & utilities (3.51% vs 3.09% in July), especially natural gas (12.8% vs 11.5%) and domestic heating oil (12.7% vs 12.0%); and transport (4.68% vs 4.19%), namely liquefied petroleum gas or LPG (33.5% vs 29.7%). Moreover, cost rebounded for communications (0.77% vs -0.83%). Additional upward pressure came from prices of: recreation & culture (1.41% vs 1.17%); health (0.58% vs 0.55%) and alcoholic beverages & tobacco (4.27% vs 3.02%). Conversely, inflation slowed mostly for food and non-alcoholic beverages (1.44 % vs 2.40%); miscellaneous goods & services (1.21% vs 1.32%) and restaurants & hotels (2.03% vs 2.29%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 0.14 percent, easing from a 0.38 percent gain in the previous month. Inflation Rate in Belgium averaged 5.68 percent from 1921 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 222.81 percent in January of 1947 and a record low of -18.11 percent in October of 1921.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-06-28 09:40 AM Inflation Rate YoY 2.08% 1.82% 1.9%
2018-07-30 09:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 2.17% 2.08% 1.9%
2018-08-30 09:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 2.24% 2.17% 2%
2018-09-27 09:35 AM Inflation Rate YoY 2.24% 2.1%
2018-10-30 10:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.8%
2018-11-29 10:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 1.9%


Belgium Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.24 2.17 222.81 -18.11 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.14 0.38 178.79 -5.20 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 107.58 107.43 107.58 11.65 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 105.67 103.58 105.67 74.93 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.30 1.20 3.80 -0.90 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 104.68 103.87 104.68 53.10 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 116.30 115.60 116.30 72.20 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 118.40 115.98 147.41 85.35 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 119.00 123.48 153.62 81.20 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.44 2.40 7.62 -1.37 percent [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 107.41 105.93 107.41 69.91 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 7.80 7.14 15.01 -8.21 percent [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 108.33 107.78 108.33 78.38 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 107.13 106.71 107.13 85.46 Index Points [+]


Belgium Inflation Rate

In Belgium, the most important category in the consumer price index is Housing and Utilities (17.6 percent of total weight). Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages accounts for 16.4 percent; Transport for 15.9 percent; Recreation and Culture for 9.3 percent; Miscellaneous Goods and Services for 9 percent and Restaurants and Hotels for 7.8 percent. Furniture, Household Goods and Maintenance; Clothing and Footwear; Communication; Health; Alcoholic beverages and Tobacco and Education account for the remaining 24 percent of total weight. This page provides the latest reported value for - Belgium Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Belgium Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.24 2.17 222.81 -18.11 1921 - 2018 percent Monthly
2013=100




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France 2.30 Aug/18
Germany 2.00 Aug/18
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Italy 1.60 Aug/18
Japan 1.30 Aug/18
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Russia 3.10 Aug/18
Saudi Arabia 2.20 Aug/18
Singapore 0.70 Aug/18
South Africa 4.90 Aug/18
South Korea 1.40 Aug/18
Spain 2.20 Aug/18
Switzerland 1.20 Aug/18
Turkey 17.90 Aug/18
United Kingdom 2.70 Aug/18
United States 2.70 Aug/18


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