Sunday October 23 2016
Austria Inflation Rate at 0.90 percent
Consumer prices in Austria rose 0.9 percent from a year earlier in September of 2016, following a 0.6 percent rise in the previous four months. It was the highest inflation rate since February as upward prices pressure came from most of components: food and soft drinks (+0.5 percent), alcoholic beverages and tobacco (+1.1 percent); apartment, water, energy (+1.0 percent), household and routine maintenance (+1.1 percent), healthcare (+2.1 percent), recreation & culture (+1.1 percent), education (+1.5 percent), restaurants and hotels (+3.0 percent) and miscellaneous goods and services (+1.5 percent). In contrast, cost fell for transport (-0.8 percent) and communication (-1.1 percent). Compared to the previous month, consumer prices rose 0.7 percent. It was the first increase since June.