Energy prices and the CPI: frequently asked questions

  1. What do the outcomes show so far?
  2. What are the discrepancies between the research results of 31 October 2022 and 2 March 2023?
  3. When will CBS start using the new method?
  4. What effect will the €190 subsidy in November and December 2022 have on the inflation rate?
  5. In January 2023, CBS will start publishing the CPI a few days earlier. Why is that, and what does it mean?
  6. How will this affect the use of the CPI to index contracts and rates? Is the current CPI still fit for that purpose?
  7. Is this issue also affecting other European countries?
  8. How will the energy price cap affect the inflation rate?
  9. Why is Statistics Netherlands (CBS) researching a new method for measuring energy prices?
  10. This is a well-known phenomenon. Why didn’t CBS introduce this new method sooner?
  11. Will the inflation figures be adjusted retrospectively?