Price trends have been monitored and measured in Austria since the 18th century. A weighting scheme was first calculated in 1912 in conjunction with a consumer survey among employee households in Vienna.
The Retail Trade Price Index 1938 (RPI) was actually
only calculated from the year 1948 onwards and continued until February
1959. The weightings were based on the expenditure of a working-class
family of four in Vienna. The consumer basket was divided into nine
main groups. After that new CPI series were compiled in 1966, 1976,
1986, 1996, 2000, 2005 and 2010 each based on a Household Budget Survey
conducted in the year t
Pre-existing CPI series are traditionally chained so that historical time series can be directly compared with actual price trends. In this way price index series for long time periods are established enabling users to observe historical price trends and to apply them for indexation of long-term contractual monetary claims. Specifically, this means that the familiar CPI series continue to be calculated along the lines of the CPI 2015 and the given chaining coefficients (available only on the German Website).
Please consult our German Website for tables containing further information.
|20.01.2021||Average annual inflation rate of consumer prices at +1.4% in 2020 (HICP: 1.4%)|
|18.11.2020||Inflation decreased to 1.3% in October 2020 (HICP: 1.1%)|
|16.10.2020||Inflation increased to 1.5% in September 2020 (HICP: 1.3%)|
|17.09.2020||Inflation decreased to 1.4% in August 2020 (HICP: 1.4%)|
|19.08.2020||Inflation increased to 1.7% in July 2020 (HICP: 1.8%)|
|17.07.2020||Inflation increased to 1.1% in June 2020 (HICP: 1.1%)|
|17.06.2020||Inflation decreased to 0.7% in May 2020 (HICP: 0.6%)|
|20.05.2020||Inflation decreased to 1.5% in April 2020 (HICP: 1.5%)|
|17.04.2020||Inflation decreased to 1.6% in March 2020 (HICP: 1.6%)|
|18.03.2020||Inflation increased to 2.2% in February 2020 (HICP: 2.2%)|
|21.02.2020||Inflation increased to 2.0% in January 2020 (HICP: 2.2%)|
|17.01.2020||Average annual inflation rate of consumer prices at +1.5% in 2019 (HICP: 1.5%)|
|17.01.2020||Inflation increased to 1.7% in December 2019 (HICP: 1.8%)|
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