Germany Inflation Rate 1950-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The inflation rate in Germany was recorded at 0.30 percent in March of 2015. Inflation Rate in Germany averaged 2.45 percent from 1950 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 11.54 percent in October of 1951 and a record low of -7.62 percent in June of 1950. Inflation Rate in Germany is reported by the Federal Statistics Office.

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Germany Inflation Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.30 0.09 11.54 -7.62 1950 - 2015 percent Monthly
In Germany, most important categories in the consumer price index are housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels (31 percent of the total weight), transport (13 percent), recreation (12 percent) and food and non-alcoholic beverages (10 percent). The index also includes miscellaneous goods and services (7 percent), clothing and footwear (5 percent) and health (4 percent). The remaining 8 percent of the index is composed by: furnishing and household equipment, communications and accommodation and catering services. This page provides - Germany Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - Germany Inflation Rate - was last refreshed on Monday, April 27, 2015.


German Inflation Confirmed at 0.3% in March


German annual inflation was recorded at 0.3 percent in March of 2015, following a 0.1 percent increase in the previous month, as prices of energy and food declined at a slower pace.

Year-on-year, energy cost decreased by 5.7 percent, following a 7.3 percent fall in February. Prices were down for: heating oil (-19.1 percent), motor fuels (-8.8 percent), gas (-1.2 percent) and electricity (-0.2 percent).

Cost of food and non-alcoholic beverages decreased by 0.1 percent, following a 0.2 percent decline in the preceding month (including food -0.1 percent). Prices declined for edible fats and oil (-4.6 percent; including butter -7.6 percent) and for dairy products and eggs (-2.4 percent; including UHT milk -9.4 percent). Consumers had to pay less for fruits (-1.3 percent) and meat and meat products (-0.8 percent). Prices were markedly up for confectionery (+3.9 percent, including chocolate slabs +16.1 percent). Prices also rose slightly for bread and cereals (+1.6 percent), fish and fish products (+1.1 percent) and vegetables (+0.4 percent).

Cost of goods as a whole fell by 0.8 percent while cost of services increased by 1.2 percent. Among goods, lower prices were recorded for telephones (-8.1 percent) and consumer electronics (-6.2 percent).Consumers had to pay higher prices than a year earlier, for coffee, tea and cocoa (+10.8 percent), including coffee +17.5 percent), newspapers and periodicals (+5.9 percent) and tobacco products (+2.9 percent).Among services, higher cost were seen for net rents exclusive of heating expenses (+1.3 percent), passenger transport (of which taxi ride +11.4 percent), hairdresser services and other services for personal care (+3.3 percent) and catering services in restaurants, cafes and the like (+2.7 percent). In contrast, cost declined for package holidays (-2.3 percent) and stelecommunication services (-1.1 percent.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.5 percent in March. Prices increases were seen for clothing (+6.1 percent), footwear (+8.3 percent) and energy (+1.4 percent: heating oil +1.9 percent) and motor fuels +4.2 percent, including supergrade petrol +4.8 percent, diesel fuel +3.4 percent). In contrast, cost declined for package holidays (-3.0 percent) and food (-0.1 percent, including vegetables -1.8 percent).

The harmonized index of consumer  prices (HICP) increased by 0.1 percent in March of 2015 over the same month last year. Compared with the previous month, the index was up  0.5 percent.

Destatis l Rida Husna l rida@tradingeconomics.com
4/15/2015 8:09:08 AM


Recent Releases

German Inflation Rate Up to 0.3%
Consumer prices in Germany are expected to rise 0.3 percent year-on-year in March, following a 0.1 percent increase in the previous month, as food and energy prices decreased at a slower pace. Published on 2015-03-30

German Inflation Confirmed at 0.1% in February
German annual inflation went back to positive territory in February of 2015, following a 0.4 percent drop in the previous month, as prices of energy and food declined at a slower pace. Published on 2015-03-12


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-03-12 07:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY Final  Feb
0.1% -0.4% 0.1% 0.1%
2015-03-30 01:00 PM
Inflation Rate YoY Prel  Mar
0.3% 0.1% 0.3% 0.18%
2015-04-15 07:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY Final  Mar
0.3% 0.1% 0.3% 0.3%
2015-04-29 01:00 PM
Inflation Rate YoY Prel  Apr
0.3% 0.4% 0.5%
2015-05-14 07:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY Final  Apr
0.3%
2015-06-01 01:00 PM
Inflation Rate YoY Prel  May
0.39%


Germany Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.30 0.09 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.50 0.90 2.65 -2.73 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 107.00 106.50 107.00 20.50 Index Points [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 116.50 115.90 116.60 114.80 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 104.40 104.30 107.70 26.50 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -1.70 -2.10 22.41 -7.79 percent [+]
Export Prices 104.70 104.40 105.20 38.00 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 101.60 100.20 110.00 41.10 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 0.18 -0.18 8.22 -3.09 percent [+]
Core Consumer Prices 106.10 105.60 106.10 69.80 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 1.24 1.15 6.29 0.19 percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.30 Feb/15 1.70 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 8.13 Mar/15 7.70 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 1.20 Mar/15 1.00 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.40 Mar/15 1.40 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area -0.10 Mar/15 -0.30 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France -0.10 Mar/15 -0.30 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.30 Mar/15 0.09 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 5.17 Mar/15 5.37 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 6.38 Mar/15 6.29 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy -0.09 Mar/15 -0.09 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 2.20 Feb/15 2.40 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 3.14 Mar/15 3.00 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 0.38 Mar/15 0.20 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 16.90 Mar/15 16.70 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.40 Mar/15 0.50 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -0.70 Mar/15 -1.10 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -0.90 Mar/15 -0.80 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 7.61 Mar/15 7.55 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.00 Mar/15 0.00 8.50 0.00 percent [+]
United States -0.10 Mar/15 0.00 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]