Euro Area Inflation Rate 1991-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The inflation rate In the Euro Area was recorded at 0.20 percent in August of 2015. Inflation Rate in the Euro Area averaged 2.09 percent from 1991 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 5 percent in July of 1991 and a record low of -0.70 percent in July of 2009. Inflation Rate in the Euro Area is reported by the Eurostat.

Euro Area Inflation Rate
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.20 0.20 5.00 -0.70 1991 - 2015 percent Monthly
In Euro Area, the inflation rate is calculated using the weighted average of the Harmonised Index of Consumer Price (HICP) aggregates. The main components of the HICP are: food, alcohol and tobacco (19 percent of the total weight), energy (11 percent), non-energy industrial goods (29 percent) and services (41 percent). The HICP aggregates are computed as the weighted average of each country’s HICP components. The weight of a country is its share of household final monetary consumption expenditure in the total of the country’s group. The local HICPs are supplied to the Eurostat by the National Statistical Institutes. This page provides the latest reported value for - Euro Area Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Content for - Euro Area Inflation Rate - was last refreshed on Friday, September 4, 2015.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-07-31 10:00 AM Jul 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
2015-08-14 10:00 AM Jul 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
2015-08-31 10:00 AM Aug 0.2% 0.2% 0.1% 0.1%
2015-09-16 10:00 AM Aug 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
2015-09-30 10:00 AM Sep 0.25%
2015-10-16 10:00 AM Sep


Euro Area Inflation Rate Stable in August


Consumer prices in the Eurozone are expected to rise 0.2 percent year-on-year in August, the same as in the previous two months and well below the ECB's 2 percent.

Looking at the main components, food, alcohol & tobacco (1.2 percent, compared with 0.9 percent in July) and services (1.2 percent, stable compared with July) are expected to have the highest annual rate in August, followed by non-energy industrial goods (0.6 percent, compared with 0.4 percent in July). In contrast, energy prices are expected to fall at a faster pace (-7.1 percent, compared with -5.6 percent in July).

Core inflation rate which excludes prices of energy, food, alcohol and tobacco is expected to remain steady at 1 percent.

Excluding energy, consumer prices rose 1.1 percent, higher than 0.9 percent in the previous month.

Eurostat | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
8/31/2015 10:13:17 AM


Recent Releases

Euro Area Inflation Rate Steady at 0.2% in July
Consumer prices in the Eurozone rose 0.2 percent year-on-year in July of 2015, from a 0.2 percent increase in June but in line with flash estimates. The slowdown in cost of fuel and heating oil was enough to offset positive impact that came from prices of restaurants and cafes and tobacco.
Published on 2015-08-14

Euro Area Inflation Rate Stable in July
Euro area consumer prices are expected to rise by 0.2% in July 2015, the same as in June 2015, according to a flash estimate from Eurostat. It is the third consecutive month with positive annual inflation rate. While cost of services rose the most in a year, energy prices declined further.
Published on 2015-07-31

Euro Area Inflation Rate Rises For Second Month
Consumer prices in the Eurozone rose 0.2 percent year-on-year in June of 2015, easing from a 0.3 percent increase in May but in line with flash estimates. While lower prices of fuel, heating oil and gas contributed the most to the slowdown, biggest positive impact came from restaurants and cafes and tobacco.
Published on 2015-07-16

Euro Area Inflation Rate Slows in June
The inflation rate in the Eurozone is expected to be 0.2 percent in June, in line with market expectations but slowing from 0.3 percent in May, due to a steeper drop in energy prices.
Published on 2015-06-30


Euro Area Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.20 0.20 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.60 0.00 1.35 -1.60 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 117.89 118.65 118.66 83.22 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.00 1.00 2.60 0.60 percent [+]
Core Consumer Prices 113.65 114.42 114.42 85.54 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 105.30 104.90 105.30 76.60 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 104.70 104.90 109.44 50.60 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -2.10 -2.20 10.70 -8.10 percent [+]
Import Prices 103.70 103.80 104.80 96.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 0.50 0.90 6.80 -1.60 percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.50 Jun/15 1.30 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 9.56 Jul/15 8.89 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 1.30 Jul/15 1.00 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.60 Jul/15 1.40 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area 0.20 Aug/15 0.20 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France 0.20 Jul/15 0.30 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.20 Aug/15 0.20 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 3.78 Jul/15 5.40 11.16 3.78 percent [+]
Indonesia 7.18 Aug/15 7.26 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy 0.20 Aug/15 0.20 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 0.20 Jul/15 0.40 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 2.74 Jul/15 2.87 179.73 2.74 percent [+]
Netherlands 1.00 Jul/15 1.00 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 15.60 Jul/15 15.30 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.70 Aug/15 0.70 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -0.40 Aug/15 0.10 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -1.40 Aug/15 -1.30 11.92 -1.40 percent [+]
Turkey 7.14 Aug/15 6.81 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.10 Jul/15 0.00 8.50 -0.10 percent [+]
United States 0.20 Jul/15 0.10 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]