Time series and chain-linking

Time series

An index of wholesale prices has been calculated in Austria since 1914, and is available at the overall index level in a closed series from 1947 to the present.

The following wholesale price indices have been calculated and published over the years:

  • Index of wholesale prices (base: Austrian schilling price March 1938=100), from October 1947 to December 1964
  • Index of wholesale prices (base: 1964=100 – up to 1972 inclusive turnover tax, from January 1973 exclusive VAT), from January 1965 to December 1976
  • Index of wholesale prices (base: 1976=100; exclusive VAT), from January 1977 to December 1986
  • Index of wholesale prices (base: 1986=100; exclusive VAT), from January 1987 to December 1996
  • Index of wholesale prices (base: 1996=100; exclusive VAT), from January 1997 to December 2000
  • Index of wholesale prices (base: 2000=100; exclusive VAT), from January 2001 to December 2005
  • Index of wholesale prices (base: 2005=100; exclusive VAT), from January 2006 to December 2010
  • Index of wholesale prices (base: 2010=100; exclusive VAT), from January 2011 to December 2015
  • Index of wholesale prices (base: 2015=100; exclusive VAT), from January 2016 to December 2020
  • Index of wholesale prices (base: 2020=100; exclusive VAT), from January 2021 to date

Initial preliminary results are published 7 days after the end of the period under review (between the 5th and 7th of each month) and final figures are published after 37 days.


For longer-term price comparisons, it is possible to continue older index series using price trends from subsequent index series, in other words to chain-link them. However, as a result of repeated changes to the classification system of the wholesale price index over a number of decades, direct comparability of all the detailed indices is limited (see Chain factors, PDF in German only).

Wholesale price index (part 1)
Wholesale price index (part 2)

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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