Belgium Inflation Rate  1921-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Consumer prices in Belgium increased 2.97 percent year-on-year in February of 2017, following a 2.65 percent rise in the previous month. It is the highest inflation rate since April 2012, as prices went up faster for housing and utilities (5.40 percent vs 3.91 percent in January); food and non-alcoholic beverages (2.60 percent vs 2.15 percent); transport (5.47 percent vs 5.07 percent); recreation and culture (0.85 percent vs 0.84 percent) and miscellaneous goods and services (1.46 percent vs 1.27 percent). Additional upward pressure came from: restaurants and hotels (2.88 percent vs 3.45 percent), furniture (0.22 percent vs 0.13 percent), clothing (0.57 percent vs 0.54 percent), communication (4.72 percent vs 5.95 percent) and health (0.65 percent vs 0.23 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.37 percent compared to a 0.71 percent increase in January. Inflation Rate in Belgium averaged 5.74 percent from 1921 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 222.81 percent in January of 1947 and a record low of -18.11 percent in October of 1921.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-12-23 10:30 AM Dec 2.03% 1.77% 2.4%
2017-01-30 10:45 AM Jan 2.65% 2.03% 2.03%
2017-02-27 10:45 AM Feb 2.97% 2.65% 2.9%
2017-03-30 09:30 AM Mar 2.97% 3.2%
2017-04-27 09:30 AM Apr 2.99%
2017-05-30 09:30 AM May 3.09%




Belgium Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 2.97 2.65 222.81 -18.11 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.37 0.71 178.79 -5.20 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 104.67 104.28 104.67 11.65 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 103.18 100.63 103.18 74.93 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.50 1.50 3.80 -0.90 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 103.44 102.86 103.44 53.10 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 110.50 108.80 114.30 72.20 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 141.58 140.55 142.60 85.35 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 146.96 145.92 148.50 81.20 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 2.60 2.15 7.62 -1.37 percent [+]
Cpi Transportation 102.33 102.17 102.33 85.46 Index Points [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 102.96 102.46 102.96 69.91 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change 13.82 9.40 13.82 -8.21 percent [+]



Belgium Inflation Rate Notes

In Belgium, the most important category in the consumer price index is Housing and Utilities (17.6 percent of total weight). Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages accounts for 16.4 percent; Transport for 15.9 percent; Recreation and Culture for 9.3 percent; Miscellaneous Goods and Services for 9 percent and Restaurants and Hotels for 7.8 percent. Furniture, Household Goods and Maintenance; Clothing and Footwear; Communication; Health; Alcoholic beverages and Tobacco and Education account for the remaining 24 percent of total weight. This page provides the latest reported value for - Belgium Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Belgium Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.97 2.65 222.81 -18.11 1921 - 2017 percent Monthly
2013=100



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