Consumer prices in May 2017: expected rise of 1.5% on May 2016

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Headline: Consumer prices in May 2017: expected rise of 1.5% on May 2016

WIESBADEN – The inflation rate in Germany as measured by the consumer price index is expected to be 1.5% in May 2017. Based on the results available so far, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the consumer prices are expected to decrease by 0.2% on April 2017.Year-on-year change in the consumer price indexregarding selected product groupsOverall index / subindexWeightFebruary2017March2017April2017May2017 1in per millin percent 1 Provisional figure. 2 Household energy and motor fuels. 3 Net rents exclusive of heating expenses.Overall index10002.21.62.01.5Goods479.773.22.52.21.8including:Energy 2106.567.25.15.12.0Food90.524.42.31.82.4Services520.231.30.71.71.2including:Rents 3209.931.61.61.71.8In May 2017, the harmonised index of consumer prices for Germany, which is calculated for European purposes, is expected to increase by 1.4% year on year and to decrease by 0.2% on April 2017. 

The final results for May 2017 will be released on 14 June 2017.

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