Austria - Consumer Price Index (CPI)





Austria: Consumer Price Index (CPI)

Mnemonic CPI.IAUT
Unit Index 2010=100, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Monthly 0.5 %
Data Feb 2021 120.8
Jan 2021 120.2

Series Information

Source Statistics Austria
Release Consumer Price Index
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 1/31/1957
End Date 2/28/2021

Austria: Price

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Wholesale Price Index Mar 2021 106.3 104.6 Index 2020=100, NSA Monthly
Consumer Price Index (CPI) Feb 2021 120.8 120.2 Index 2010=100, NSA Monthly
Producer Price Index (PPI) Feb 2021 103.1 102.3 Index 2015=100, NSA Monthly

Release Information

For Austria, a detailed consumer price index (CPI) is published concurrently under four successive base years. This program is separate from the Eurostat-standard harmonized CPI.

The consumer price index (CPI) is a measure of general price trends and of inflation in Austria. In addition to its role as a general indicator of inflation, the CPI is used for the valorisation of fixed amounts of money (e.g. rents, living costs), and also provides the data on which wage and salary negotiations are based. Both consumer price indices are thus key indicators for Austrian and European data users. 

  • Classification: COICOP
  • Measurements:
    • Fixed-base value index relative to 2020 (Index 2020=100)
    • Relative to 2015
    • Relative to 2010
    • Relative to 2005
  • Adjustment: Not seasonally adjusted (NSA)
  • Native frequency: Monthly
  • Start dates:
    • Base 2020 - 2020m12
    • Base 2015 - 2015m1
    • Base 2010 - 2012m1
    • Base 2005 - 2006m1

The source writes:

The HICP by the following schemes:

  • The geographical and population coverage follows the domestic concept and includes any purchases made by households within Austria; hence also the purchases of tourists in Austria are included.
  • Only those goods and services covered, in the context of a monetary Transaction to be paid.
  • The prices actually paid are recorded, so taxes are included. The prices of seasonal sales are reflected in the inflation rate.
  • Interest and borrowing costs are not included, since they as finance costs are valued and not classified as consumption expenditure.
  • Insurance are taken into account according to the net concept, which is the sum of insurance premiums minus payments from insurance to households 8th. 

The national CPI differs in certain respects from the coverage of the HICP from:

  • Investment related expenses for construction, expansion and remodeling of homes are include (e.g .: materials and services for condominiums and homes of housing extension (e.g .: Dachausbauten); Improvements that create significant value and the total object concern (eg. B .: insulation the entire house, installed a new heating system (z. B .: transition to renewable Energy));
  • Some tax-like charges, such as the engine-related insurance tax, are included in the CPI:
  • gambling contained
  • Insurance are taken into account by the gross concept, which is the sum of
    insurance premiums

Moody's Analytics supplement

For the 2015- and 2020-variants, we back-extend the general index to 1957m1 using predecessors. We construct a seasonally adjusted counterpart using X-13ARIMA-SEATS.

The source writes:

Revisions were previously carried out every 10 years, today they must be conducted at five-year intervals in accordance with EU regulations (EC No. 2494/95). The aim is to adapt the basket of goods and services accordingly so it is representative for the current consumer behaviour of households.

The CPI has been subject to revisions since 1958, and was revised for the seventh time at the beginning of 2006.

Further reading

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