Press release: 12.206-046/20

Inflation increased to 2.2% in February 2020 (HICP: 2.2%)

Vienna, 2020-03-18 – In February 2020, the inflation rate was 2.2%, as Statistics Austria reports (January 2020: 2.0%). The expenditures for housing, water and energy (+2.8% compared to February 2019) proved to be the most important price driver, followed by expenditures for restaurants and hotels (+3.4%). The index level of the consumer price index 2015 (CPI 2015) was 107.8 in February 2020. Compared to the previous month, the average price level increased by 0.2%.

The index level of the harmonised index of consumer prices (HICP 2015) was 107.92 in February 2020, with the harmonised inflation rate amounting to 2.2%.

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