Inflation rate in Germany from August 2017 to August 2018 (changes compared to the same month last year)

Monthly inflation rate in Germany 2017-2018 The timeline shows the current monthly inflation rate in Germany from August 2017 to August 2018. In August 2018, the consumer prices in Germany increased by 2 percent compared to the same month of the previous year, based on preliminary figures.
The inflation rate is calculated using the price increase of a product basket defined by the German Federal Statistical Office. This product basket contains services and products, on which the average consumer spends money throughout the year. This includes expenses for groceries, clothes, rent, power, telecommunications, recreational activities and raw materials (i.e. gas, oil), as well as federal fees and taxes.
The term inflation means the devaluation of money caused by the increase of the price level of products (consumer goods, investment goods).
The Consumer Price Index shows the price trends for private consumption expenses and shows the current level of the inflation when increasing.
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Changes compared to the same month last year
Aug '171.8%
Sep '171.8%
Oct '171.6%
Nov '171.8%
Dec '171.7%
Jan '181.6%
Feb '181.4%
Mar '181.6%
Apr '181.6%
May '182.2%
Jun' 182.1%
Jul
'18
2%
Aug
'18
2%
Changes compared to the same month last year
Aug '171.8%
Sep '171.8%
Oct '171.6%
Nov '171.8%
Dec '171.7%
Jan '181.6%
Feb '181.4%
Mar '181.6%
Apr '181.6%
May '182.2%
Jun' 182.1%
Jul
'18
2%
Aug
'18
2%
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The timeline shows the current monthly inflation rate in Germany from August 2017 to August 2018. In August 2018, the consumer prices in Germany increased by 2 percent compared to the same month of the previous year, based on preliminary figures.
The inflation rate is calculated using the price increase of a product basket defined by the German Federal Statistical Office. This product basket contains services and products, on which the average consumer spends money throughout the year. This includes expenses for groceries, clothes, rent, power, telecommunications, recreational activities and raw materials (i.e. gas, oil), as well as federal fees and taxes.
The term inflation means the devaluation of money caused by the increase of the price level of products (consumer goods, investment goods).
The Consumer Price Index shows the price trends for private consumption expenses and shows the current level of the inflation when increasing.
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Release date
August 2018
Region
Germany
Survey time period
August 2017 to August 2018
Supplementary notes
*Preliminary figure.

The figures up to April 2018 were taken from this press release of Federal Statistics Office.

The inflation rate depicts the increase of the consumer price index (Baseline: Index 2010 = 100).

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