Press release: 12.767
Inflation increased to 5.9% in February 2022 (HICP: 5.5%)
"In Austria, inflation reached 5.9% in February 2022, the highest level since August 1984, when the inflation rate was 6.0%. Strong price drivers are the continuing high fuel prices and household energy, where the price spiral has turned sharply upwards. Without the price increases in these areas, the inflation rate would have been 3.8%," explains Statistics Austria Director General Tobias Thomas.
The index level of the harmonised index of consumer prices (HICP 2015) was 115.41 in February 2022 (January 2022 revised: 113.93) with a harmonised inflation rate at 5.5%.
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