The inflation rate for July 2021 is expected to be 2.7%, according to calculations as part of a flash estimate. Compared to the previous month, consumer prices are expected to increase by 0.1%.
The industrial producer price index, IPPI 2015, reached 107.2 points in June 2021, representing a price increase of 6.9% compared to June 2020. That was the highest year-on-year rise since records began in January 2000 and followed a 6.0% price increase in May 2021 and a 4.7% increase in April 2021. Thus, the positive price trend for industrial products continued in June 2021. Between May 2021 and June 2021, the industrial producer price index increased by 1.0%.
According to preliminary results, the number of deaths was at a slightly elevated level during the second half of June; particularly in the 25th calendar week (from 21 to 27 June 2021), when 1 648 persons died in Austria. This was 15.1% higher than the average number of deaths in calendar week 25 of the five previous years, 2016 to 2020. In each of the three subsequent calendar weeks, the number of weekly deaths fell again below 1 500 per week, much closer to the average of the previous five years. In the calendar week 27 (from 5 to 11 July 2021), the number of deaths was even slightly lower than the five-year average.
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