Index of wholesale prices

The wholesale price index is a decisive economic indicator for the domestic economy and is part of a cover system of indices that along with the producer price index, the import price index and the consumer price index, reflects current price trends at the various stages of the economic process. The task of the wholesale price index (WPI) is to present the price trends of goods sold by wholesalers. The 2020 wholesale price index covers the economic goods of the OECPA 2015, in Section G "45 Trade services of motor vehicles (excluding maintenance and repair of motor vehicles)" and "46 Wholesale trade services (excluding trade services of motor vehicles).

The price survey represented out on 395 goods included in the basket by using the wholesale selling price (excluding VAT) as the price basis. The monthly calculation of the wholesale price index is based on about 3 100 primary price information collected from about 550 wholesale companies. The price surveys are governed by the Ordinance of the Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth, the Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology and the Federal Ministry of Justice on the compilation of indices of price developments in the economy BGBl. II No. 147/2007, as amended by BGBl. II No. 222/2015 of August 13, 2015, for which information is required according to § 10 of the Ordinance on the compilation of indices of price developments in the economy (BGBl. II 147/2007).

The wholesale price index is used by both public authorities and domestic and foreign companies for a large number of commercial contracts and valorisations. The wholesale price index also serves as a deflator for the monthly wholesale turnover indices, for value-related production data and in the context of National Accounts. Parts of the wholesale price index are used to compile the construction cost index.

The index of wholesale prices is currently calculated and published on the base year 2020=100. Chain factors (PDF, in German only) can be used to continue index series for the overall index, the group indices and special breakdowns of the wholesale price index 2020=100, taking 2015, 2010, 2005, 2000, 1996, 1986 and 1976 as the base years.

Detailed descriptions of the current wholesale price index can be found in the standard documentation (PDF, only German).

07.10.2021Wholesale price index increased by 13.5% in September 2021PDF31 KB
07.09.2021Wholesale price index increased by 12.0% in August 2021PDF31 KB
06.08.2021Wholesale price index increased by 12.1% in July 2021PDF31 KB
07.07.2021Wholesale price index increased by 11.2% in June 2021PDF30 KB
07.06.2021Wholesale price index increased by 10.9% in May 2021PDF31 KB
06.05.2021Wholesale price index increased by 8.7% in April 2021PDF30 KB
07.04.2021Wholesale price index increased by 6.9% in March 2021PDF30 KB
05.03.2021Wholesale price index increased by 2.2% in February 2021PDF30 KB
05.02.2021Wholesale price index decreased by 0.1% in January 2021PDF31 KB
07.01.2021Wholesale prices in 2020 on average 4.1% lower than in 2019PDF71 KB
07.12.2020Wholesale price index decreased by 3.8% in November 2020PDF30 KB
06.11.2020Wholesale price index decreased by 4.1% in October 2020PDF30 KB
07.10.2020Wholesale price index decreased by 5.0% in September 2020PDF31 KB
07.09.2020Wholesale price index decreased by 4.0% in August 2020PDF31 KB
07.08.2020Wholesale price index decreased by 4.6% in July 2020PDF33 KB
07.07.2020Wholesale price index decreased by 5.1% in June 2020PDF33 KB
05.06.2020Wholesale price index decreased by 7.9% in May 2020PDF34 KB
07.05.2020Wholesale price index decreased by 6.9% in April 2020PDF30 KB
07.04.2020Wholesale price index decreased by 4.7% in March 2020PDF30 KB
06.03.2020Wholesale price index decreased by 1.2% in February 2020PDF34 KB
07.02.2020Wholesale price index increased by 0.7% in January 2020PDF34 KB
07.01.2020Wholesale price index 2019 remained unchanged compared to 2018PDF82 KB

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