Austria - Wholesale Price Index





Austria: Wholesale Price Index

Mnemonic WPI.IAUT
Unit Index 2020=100, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Monthly 0.81 %
Data Sep 2021 112.7
Aug 2021 111.8

Series Information

Source Statistics Austria
Release Wholesale Price Index
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 1/31/2021
End Date 9/30/2021

Austria: Price

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Consumer Price Index (CPI) Sep 2021 103.5 103 Index 2020=100, NSA Monthly
Wholesale Price Index Sep 2021 112.7 111.8 Index 2020=100, NSA Monthly
Producer Price Index (PPI) Aug 2021 109.9 109 Index 2015=100, NSA Monthly

Release Information

For Austria, a detailed wholesale price index (WPI), monthly. The native term is "Index der Großhandelspreise (GHPI)."

Active:

  • Classification:
    • ÖNACE-2008 (localization of NACE Rev. 2)
    • 45.11-1 Wholesale of motor vehicles
    • 45.31-0 Wholesale of motor vehicle parts and accessories
    • 46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles
  • Measurement: Fixed-base index relative to 2020 (Index 2020=100)
  • Adjustment: Not seasonally adjusted (NSA)
  • Native frequency: Monthly
  • Start date: Uniformly 2021m1

Predecessors:

  • 2015=100 - 2016 to 2020
  • 2010=100 - 2010 to 2015
  • 2005=100 - 2000 to 2010

The source writes:

The index of wholesale prices is one of the most important indicators of price development. The motivation for the index is to indicate price trends for goods that are sold by wholesale enterprises. 

It is used by public authorities and domestic and foreign companies in addition to serving as a deflator for various indicators. 

The wholesale price index uses a basket of goods that consists of 384 items. The prices of the goods are surveyed at approximately 220 wholesale enterprises. This provides around 1400 wholesale selling prices each month. 

Since 2000, the index base has been advanced every five years.

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