Germany Inflation Rate 1950-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

German consumer prices rose by 1.8 percent year-on-year in November 2017, following a 1.6 percent rise in the prior month and matching the preliminary estimate. Cost of energy and services rose at a faster pace while food inflation slowed. Inflation Rate in Germany averaged 2.39 percent from 1950 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 11.54 percent in October of 1951 and a record low of -7.62 percent in June of 1950.

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German Inflation Rate Confirmed at 1.8% in November


German consumer prices rose by 1.8 percent year-on-year in November 2017, following a 1.6 percent rise in the prior month and matching the preliminary estimate. Cost of energy and services rose at a faster pace while food inflation slowed.

Year-on-year, cost of services rose 1.5 percent from a year ago, following a 1.2 percent gain in October. Prices increased mainly for: net rents exclusive of heating expenses (1.7 percent); package holidays (4.9 percent); maintenance and repair of vehicles (3.7 percent); and in-patient health services (3.5 percent). Meantime, consumers paid less for insurance services for transportation (-8.9 percent) and services of social facilities (-7.4 percent) and telecommunication services (-0.6 percent).

Prices of goods increased by 2.1 percent, after a 1.9 percent rise in the preceding month, as prices of energy went up at a faster pace while food inflation slowed. Prices also increased for newspapers and periodicals (4.9 percent); tobacco products (4.6 percent); and pharmaceuticals products (2.6 percent), while cost fell for information processing equipment (-1.9 percent) and consumer electronics (-1.5 percent).

Energy prices were up 3.7 percent, following a 1.2 percent rise in a month earlier. Prices increased especially for: mineral oil products (7.7 percent), of which heating oil (15.1 percent) and motor fuel (5.9 percent); electricity (2 percent); charges for central and district heating (1 percent); and solid fuels (0.9 percent). Only gas prices declined on a year earlier (-1.4 percent).

Food and non-alcoholic beverages prices went up by 2.8 percent, easing from a 3.8 percent increase in the prior month. Prices rose for: edible fats and oils (17.8 percent); dairy products (11.1 percent); fish and fish products (4.0 percent); meat and meat products (3.0 percent) and fruits (4.1 percent). Only the prices of vegetables were down (-3.2 percent).

On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.3 percent, after showing no growth in October. Prices increased for energy (1.3 percent), especially for heating oil (5.2 percent) and motor fuels (2.6 percent). Also, cost of food rose 0.3 percent, particularly for: dairy products (3.4 percent). On the other hand, prices of edible fats and oils declined markedly (-6.0 percent); especially butter (-9.7 percent) and vegetables (-1.6 percent). A decline was also recorded for cost of clothing and footwear (-0.7 percent) and alcoholic beverages and tobacco (-0.2 percent).

The harmonised index of consumer prices rose 1.8 percent from the previous year, compared to a 1.6 percent rise in October and matching the preliminary estimate. Compared to a month earlier, the index went up 0.3 percent.

Destatis l Rida Husna |
12/13/2017 11:38:07 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-11-14 07:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final 1.6% 1.8% 1.6% 1.6%
2017-11-29 01:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY Prel 1.8% 1.6% 1.7% 1.8%
2017-12-13 07:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final 1.8% 1.6% 1.8% 1.8%
2017-12-29 01:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY Prel 1.8% 2%
2018-01-16 07:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY Final 1.8%
2018-01-30 01:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY Prel


Germany Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 1.80 1.60 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.30 0.00 2.65 -2.73 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 109.90 109.60 109.90 20.50 Index Points [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 102.60 102.30 102.60 75.50 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 109.60 109.30 109.60 69.80 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.48 1.20 6.29 0.19 percent [+]
Producer Prices 105.50 105.20 107.70 26.50 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 2.70 3.10 22.41 -7.79 percent [+]
Export Prices 105.90 105.80 106.20 38.00 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 101.30 100.70 110.00 41.10 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 2.80 3.80 8.22 -3.09 percent [+]
CPI Housing Utilities 110.30 110.00 110.30 57.60 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 108.40 107.70 109.50 57.30 Index Points [+]


Germany Inflation Rate

In Germany, most important categories in the consumer price index are housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (31 percent of the total weight), transport (13 percent), recreation (12 percent) and food and non-alcoholic beverages (10 percent). The index also includes miscellaneous goods and services (7 percent), clothing and footwear (5 percent) and health (4 percent). The remaining 8 percent of the index is composed by: furnishing and household equipment, communications and accommodation and catering services. This page provides the latest reported value for - Germany Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Germany Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.80 1.60 11.54 -7.62 1950 - 2017 percent Monthly




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