Consumer prices in December 2018: 1.7% rise on December 2017 expected

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Source: Destatis Statistisches Bundesamt – In EnglishConsumer price index, December 2018:+1.7% on the same month a year earlier (provisional)+0.1% on the previous month (provisional)Harmonised index of consumer prices, December 2018:+1.7% on the same month a year earlier (provisional)+0.3% on the previous month (provisional)WIESBADEN – The inflation rate in Germany as measured by the consumer price index is expected to be 1.7% in December 2018. Compared with November 2018, consumer prices are expected to increase by 0.1%. Based on the results available so far, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that, on an annual average, the inflation rate is expected to stand at 1.9% in 2018. 
Year-on-year change in the consumer price indexregarding selected product groups
Overall index / subindex
Weight
September2018
October2018
November2018
December2018 1
in per mill
in percent
1 Provisional figure.2 Household energy and motor fuels.3 Net rents exclusive of heating expenses.
Overall index
1,000
2.3
2.5
2.3
1.7
Goods
479.77
3.1
3.2
3.2
2.0
including:
Energy 2
106.56
7.7
8.9
9.3
4.8
Food
90.52
2.8
1.9
1.4
1.0
Services
520.23
1.5
1.8
1.5
1.5
including:
Rents 3
209.93
1.5
1.6
1.5
1.5
In December 2018, the harmonised index of consumer prices for Germany, which is calculated for European purposes, is expected to increase by 1.7% year on year. Compared with November 2018, it is expected to be up 0.3%. On an annual average, the harmonised index of consumer prices is expected to increase by 1.9% in 2018 compared with 2017.The final results for December 2018 will be released on 16 January 2019.
For further information:Consumer price statisticstel: +49 (0) 611 / 75 29 59,contact form

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