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 date


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 only German).

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

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
06.12.2019Wholesale price index decreased by 2.7% in November 2019PDF34 KB
06.11.2019Wholesale price index decreased by 2.8% in October 2019PDF34 KB
07.10.2019Wholesale price index decreased by 1.5% in September 2019PDF34 KB
06.09.2019Wholesale price index decreased by 1.2% in August 2019PDF34 KB
07.08.2019Wholesale price index in July 2019: -0.3% compared to July 2018PDF34 KB
06.06.2019Wholesale price index in May 2019: +1.1% compared to May 2018PDF34 KB
07.05.2019Wholesale price index in April 2019: +2.2% compared to April 2018PDF34 KB
05.04.2019Wholesale price index in March 2019: +2.9% compared to March 2018PDF34 KB
07.03.2019Wholesale price index in February 2019: +2.3% compared to February 2018PDF34 KB
07.02.2019Wholesale price index in January 2019: +0.8% compared to January 2018PDF34 KB
07.01.2019Wholesale price index rose by 2.2% in December 2018 and by 4.2% year-on-year 2017/2018PDF82 KB

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