Euro Area Inflation Rate  1991-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Consumer prices in the Euro Area increased by 1.5 percent year-on-year in August 2017, in line with the preliminary estimate and following a 1.3 percent gain in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since April, boosted by a jump in energy prices. Annual core inflation, which excludes volatile prices of energy and unprocessed food and tobacco and at which the ECB looks in its policy decisions, was also confirmed at 1.2 percent, unchanged from July. Inflation Rate in the Euro Area averaged 1.99 percent from 1991 until 2017, 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 August Inflation Rate Confirmed at 4-Month High


Consumer prices in the Euro Area increased by 1.5 percent year-on-year in August 2017, in line with the preliminary estimate and following a 1.3 percent gain in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since April, boosted by a jump in energy prices.

Year-on-year, energy prices jumped 4 percent after rising by 2.2 percent in July. Additional upward pressure came from: Processed food, alcohol and tobacco (2 percent from 1.9 percent in July); services (1.6 percent, the same as in July); unprocessed food (0.6 percent, the same as in July); and non-energy industrial goods (0.5 percent, the same as in July).

Among Eurozone's largest economies, the highest annual rate was registered in Spain (2 percent), followed by Germany (1.8 percent), Italy (1.4 percent) and France (1 percent). 

Annual core inflation, which excludes volatile prices of energy and unprocessed food and tobacco and at which the ECB looks in its policy decisions, was also confirmed at 1.2 percent, unchanged from July.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.3 percent, in line with market consensus and after dropping 0.5 percent in July.

Eurostat | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
9/18/2017 9:17:25 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-08-17 09:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final 1.3% 1.3% 1.3% 1.3%
2017-08-31 09:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Flash 1.5% 1.3% 1.4% 1.5%
2017-09-18 09:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final 1.5% 1.3% 1.5% 1.5%
2017-09-29 09:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Flash 1.5% 1.4% 1.6%
2017-10-17 09:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final 1.5%
2017-10-31 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Flash 1.50%


Euro Area Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.50 1.30 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.30 -0.50 1.35 -1.60 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 101.44 101.95 102.04 70.52 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 102.04 101.76 102.40 75.11 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.20 1.20 2.60 0.60 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 107.67 107.26 107.67 76.59 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 104.00 104.00 109.40 50.70 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 2.00 2.40 10.70 -8.10 percent [+]
Import Prices 103.30 103.50 104.80 96.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 1.10 1.20 6.90 -1.60 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 100.59 100.64 100.94 60.35 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 101.90 101.30 104.05 66.00 Index Points [+]


Euro Area Inflation Rate Notes

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 September of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.50 1.30 5.00 -0.70 1991 - 2017 percent Monthly



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