Author: Rob van de Laar, Jacco Daalmans

Processing energy prices for the Consumer Price Index

About this publication

Up to the reporting month of May 2023, pricing data for the consumer price index was collected at Statistics Netherlands through monthly sample surveys of newly concluded energy contracts. For a long time, this method provided a good picture of the price trends in the energy market. Starting from the reporting month of June 2023, CBS started using new data sources and methods specifically designed for detailed data. These methods will be explained, and some results are discussed of the research that was conducted to arrive at this methodology.