In supply contracts between two or more parties, changes in labour cost can be calculated using 1) index figures on contractual wages or 2) index figures on contractual wage costs. As the index figures on contractual wages (1) do not include employer-paid social insurance contributions, they are not always suitable. The index figures on contractual wage costs (2) do include employer-paid social contributions. These consist of the collectively agreed wage including special payments plus statutory and contractual employer-paid contributions for pensions, early retirement, unemployment, sickness, disability and social funds.
Index figures on contractual wages and contractual labour costs are published for all economic activities. You can change the selections in the table if necessary. Index figures on contractual wages are also available for industry categories.