Press release: 12.095-161/19
– In August 2019, the inflation rate was 1.5% (July 2019: 1.4%), as
Statistics Austria reports. Significantly higher prices for food were
mainly responsible for the increase of the inflation rate in August.
Prices for housing, water and energy (+3.0% compared to August 2018)
proved to be the most important price driver, followed by prices for
restaurants and hotels (+3.1%). The index level of the consumer price
index 2015 (CPI 2015) was 106.5 in August. Compared to the previous month,
the average price level increased by 0.1%.
The index level of the harmonised
index of consumer prices (HICP 2015)
was 106.33 in August 2019 (July 2019 revised: 106.26), with the harmonised
inflation rate amounting to 1.4%.
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