Annual rate of change CPI; since 1963


This table contains the annual rates of change of the CPI from the moment they were first published. The annual rate of change reflects changes in prices of consumer goods and services in a certain month compared with the same month in the previous year; it is the year on-year change of the consumer price index.

This table also contains the derived series for the annual rate of change. This is based on the normal series but without the effect of changes in the rates of product-related taxes (for instance VAT and excise duty on alcohol and tobacco) and subsidies. The derived series answers the question: how would prices have changed if the tax rates remained the same?

Data available from: January 1963

Status of the figures:
When first published, the figures are provisional. Their status becomes final simultaneously with the second publication about the same month. Disparities between provisional and final figures are caused by new or updated source material that has become available after the initial publication.

Following the government measures related to the corona crisis, the sales of products and services in several industries have been halted since March 16. Naturally, this also has consequences for the price observation in these industries. Within Europe, coordination took place on how the price developments in these industries were to be incorporated in the calculations of the HICP. Figures that comprise of estimations for a larger share than half of the article group weight are not shown in the table.

Changes compared with previous version:
Data on the most recent period have been added and/or adjustments have been implemented.

When will new figures be published?
New figures will usually be published on the first Thursday of the month, except if the first Thursday is the first, second or third day of the month or if there are public holidays prior to and on that Thursday. In that case, new figures will be published on Tuesday after the first Thursday.

Annual rate of change CPI; since 1963

Periods Annual rate of change (%) Annual rate of change, derived (%)
2019 January 2.2 1.0
2019 February 2.6 1.4
2019 March 2.8 1.7
2019 April 2.9 1.8
2019 May 2.4 1.4
2019 June 2.7 1.6
2019 July 2.5 1.5
2019 August 2.8 1.8
2019 September 2.6 1.6
2019 October 2.7 1.7
2019 November 2.6 1.6
2019 December 2.7 1.7
2019 2.6 1.6
2020 January 1.8 2.0
2020 February 1.6 1.7
2020 March 1.4 1.5
* 2020 April* 1.2 1.3
Source: CBS.
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