Inflation increased to 3.2% in August 2021 (HICP: 3.2%)
The consumer price index (CPI 2020) was at 103.0, while the average price level increased by 0.1% compared to July 2021.
"The fuel and energy prices, which have risen sharply compared to the low level of the previous year, are driving inflation further in the main groups of transport and housing. In addition to these catch-up effects in the energy sector, the price increases for flights, hospitality and home maintenance materials are currently also contributing to the rising inflation rate", says Statistics Austria Director General Tobias Thomas.
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The index level of the harmonised index of consumer prices (HICP 2015) was 111.22 in August 2021 (July 2021: 111,18 revised). with a harmonised inflation rate at 3.2%.
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