Euro Area Inflation Rate  1991-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Eurozone consumer price inflation is expected to decrease to a six-month low of 1.3 percent year-on-year in January 2018 from 1.4 percent in the previous month and in line with market forecasts. Inflation Rate in the Euro Area averaged 1.98 percent from 1991 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 5 percent in July of 1991 and a record low of -0.70 percent in July of 2009.

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Eurozone Inflation Rate Slows to 1.3% as Expected


Eurozone consumer price inflation is expected to decrease to a six-month low of 1.3 percent year-on-year in January 2018 from 1.4 percent in the previous month and in line with market forecasts.

Looking at the main components of euro area inflation, prices are expected to rise at a softer pace for energy (2.1 percent vs 2.9 percent in December) and food, alcohol and tobacco (1.9 percent vs 2.1 percent). Meanwhile, services inflation should remain unchanged at 1.2 percent and cost of non-energy industrial goods is set to increase at a faster 0.6 percent, compared with 0.5 percent in December.

Annual core inflation, which excludes volatile prices of energy and unprocessed food and tobacco and at which the ECB looks in its policy decisions, is expected to edge up to 1 percent from 0.9 percent in December.


Eurostat | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
1/31/2018 10:15:49 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-01-05 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Flash 1.4% 1.5% 1.4% 1.4%
2018-01-17 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final 1.4% 1.5% 1.4% 1.4%
2018-01-31 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Flash 1.3% 1.4% 1.3% 1.4%
2018-02-23 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final 1.4% 1.3% 1.3%
2018-02-28 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Flash 1.3% 1.30%
2018-03-16 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final


Euro Area Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.30 1.40 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.40 0.10 1.35 -1.60 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 102.68 102.31 102.68 70.52 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 102.68 102.22 102.68 75.11 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.00 0.90 2.60 0.60 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 108.20 107.84 108.20 76.54 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 106.00 105.80 109.40 50.70 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 2.20 2.80 10.70 -8.10 percent [+]
Import Prices 103.50 103.40 104.80 96.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.90 2.20 6.90 -1.60 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 101.77 101.64 101.77 60.35 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 102.85 102.16 104.05 66.00 Index Points [+]


Euro Area Inflation Rate

In Euro Area, the inflation rate is calculated using the weighted average of the Harmonised Index of Consumer Price (HICP) aggregates. The main components of the HICP are: food, alcohol and tobacco (19 percent of the total weight), energy (11 percent), non-energy industrial goods (29 percent) and services (41 percent). The HICP aggregates are computed as the weighted average of each country’s HICP components. The weight of a country is its share of household final monetary consumption expenditure in the total of the country’s group. The local HICPs are supplied to the Eurostat by the National Statistical Institutes. This page provides the latest reported value for - Euro Area Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Euro Area Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.30 1.40 5.00 -0.70 1991 - 2018 percent Monthly




inflation rate by Country
Country Last
Australia 1.90 Dec/17
Brazil 2.86 Jan/18
Canada 1.90 Dec/17
China 1.50 Jan/18
Euro Area 1.30 Jan/18
France 1.40 Jan/18
Germany 1.60 Jan/18
India 5.07 Jan/18
Indonesia 3.25 Jan/18
Italy 0.80 Jan/18
Japan 1.00 Dec/17
Mexico 5.55 Jan/18
Netherlands 1.50 Jan/18
Russia 2.20 Jan/18
South Korea 1.00 Jan/18
Spain 0.60 Jan/18
Switzerland 0.70 Jan/18
Turkey 10.35 Jan/18
United Kingdom 3.00 Jan/18
United States 2.10 Jan/18


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