Consumer prices; European harmonised price index 2015=100 (HICP)

Consumer prices; European harmonised price index 2015=100 (HICP)

Expenditure categories Periods HICP (2015 = 100) HICP- CT (2015 = 100) Year-on-year change HICP (%) Year-on-year change HICP-CT (%)
095000 Newspapers, books and stationery 2023 June 129.98 127.70 7.1 7.1
095000 Newspapers, books and stationery 2023 July 129.15 126.88 6.6 6.6
095000 Newspapers, books and stationery 2023 August 128.88 126.61 6.5 6.4
095000 Newspapers, books and stationery 2023 September 128.47 126.22 4.6 4.6
095000 Newspapers, books and stationery 2023 October 127.95 125.71 3.4 3.4
095000 Newspapers, books and stationery 2023 November 127.08 124.85 0.2 0.2
095000 Newspapers, books and stationery 2023 December 130.22 127.93 2.2 2.2
095000 Newspapers, books and stationery 2024 January 130.18 127.89 0.6 0.6
095000 Newspapers, books and stationery 2024 February 131.27 128.96 1.2 1.2
095000 Newspapers, books and stationery 2024 March 132.01 129.69 0.9 0.9
095000 Newspapers, books and stationery 2024 April 131.74 129.42 1.1 1.1
095000 Newspapers, books and stationery 2024 May 131.88 129.57 1.6 1.6
095200 Newspapers and periodicals 2023 June 144.06 140.16 5.1 5.1
095200 Newspapers and periodicals 2023 July 144.09 140.19 5.0 5.0
095200 Newspapers and periodicals 2023 August 144.52 140.61 5.4 5.4
095200 Newspapers and periodicals 2023 September 144.26 140.36 4.4 4.4
095200 Newspapers and periodicals 2023 October 144.56 140.64 4.9 4.9
095200 Newspapers and periodicals 2023 November 143.85 139.95 3.9 3.9
095200 Newspapers and periodicals 2023 December 148.41 144.40 6.8 6.8
095200 Newspapers and periodicals 2024 January 148.88 144.85 5.7 5.7
095200 Newspapers and periodicals 2024 February 148.83 144.80 5.5 5.5
095200 Newspapers and periodicals 2024 March 149.51 145.46 6.3 6.3
095200 Newspapers and periodicals 2024 April 149.75 145.70 6.5 6.5
095200 Newspapers and periodicals 2024 May 149.62 145.57 6.3 6.3
095210 Newspapers 2023 June 141.13 137.31 5.5 5.5
095210 Newspapers 2023 July 141.23 137.41 5.5 5.5
095210 Newspapers 2023 August 141.32 137.49 5.6 5.6
095210 Newspapers 2023 September 143.17 139.30 7.0 7.0
095210 Newspapers 2023 October 143.17 139.30 6.9 7.0
095210 Newspapers 2023 November 143.18 139.31 7.0 7.0
095210 Newspapers 2023 December 147.83 143.83 9.8 9.8
095210 Newspapers 2024 January 147.98 143.98 7.2 7.2
095210 Newspapers 2024 February 148.08 144.08 7.2 7.2
095210 Newspapers 2024 March 148.06 144.05 7.9 7.9
095210 Newspapers 2024 April 148.06 144.06 7.9 7.9
095210 Newspapers 2024 May 148.21 144.20 8.0 8.0
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Dataset is not available.


This table includes figures on the price developments of a package of goods and services purchased by consumers in the Netherlands. The figures are consistent with European directives also known as the harmonised consumer price index (HICP). In all member states of the European Union (EU), these indices are compiled in a similar manner to facilitate comparison between the various EU countries.

This table also contains the HICP at constant taxes: this price index excludes the effect of changes in the rates of product-related taxes (e.g. VAT and excise duty on alcohol and tobacco).

The table also includes the month-on-month and year-on-year changes of the HICP. The year-on-year change of total consumer expenditure is known as inflation. These figures are shown for 325 product groups. Furthermore, 34 combinations of product groups (special aggregates) are displayed. The weighting coefficient shows how much consumers in the Netherlands spend on each product group in relation to their total expenditure. The total weighting is 100,000.

HICP figures are published every month. In addition, an annual figure is published at the end of the year. The HICP of a calendar year is calculated as the average of the indices of the twelve months of that year.

Data available from: January 1996.

Status of the figures:
Figures of the flash estimate are published at the end of a reporting month, or shortly thereafter. At the flash estimate, figures are made available for the all items category and for a selection of special aggregates. These figures are calculated on the basis of still incomplete source data. The results of the flash estimate are characterized as provisional.

In most cases, the figures are final in the second publication of the same reporting month. Differences between the provisional and final indices are caused by source material that has become available after the flash estimate. The results of the HICP are only marked as provisional in the second publication if it is already known at the time of publication that data are still incomplete, a revision is expected in a later month, or in special circumstances such as the corona crisis. In that case, the figures become final one month later.

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

Changes as of 8 February 2024:
Starting in the reporting month of January 2024, a price change will be published for expenditure category 063000 Hospital Services. The baseline month for this new index series is December 2023. This means that the index level of 100 is the price level measured in December 2023. Previously, between 2000 and 2009, an index was published for the same expenditure category. The baseline year for that index series was 2005=100. It was discontinued after December 2009. The current series starts again from 100 in December 2023.

When will new figures be published?
The figures of the flash estimate are published on the last working day of the month to which the figures relate, or shortly thereafter.

Final figures will usually be published between the first and second Thursday of the month following on the reporting month.

All CPI and HICP publications are announced on the publication calendar.

Description topics

HICP
Harmonised consumer price index of The Netherlands. The harmonised consumer price index is compiled in all the EU member states in a similar way and therefore makes it possible to compare the price developments within the EU properly.
HICP- CT
The HICP -CT (constant taxes) is the same as the regular HICP, but excluding the effects of changes in the rates of taxes (e.g. VAT and excise on alcohol and tobacco) and subsidies. The HICP -CT answers the question of how prices would have developed if tax rates were the same as in the base year.
Year-on-year change HICP
Percentage change of the HICP compared with previous year.
Year-on-year change HICP-CT
Percentage change of the HICP Constant Taxes compared with previous year.