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

The inflation rate in Germany was recorded at 0.50 percent in April 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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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.50 0.30 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 Saturday, May 30, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-04-15 07:00 AM Mar 0.3% 0.1% 0.3% 0.3%
2015-04-29 01:00 PM Apr 0.4% 0.3% 0.4% 0.5%
2015-05-13 07:00 AM Apr 0.5% 0.3% 0.4% 0.4%
2015-06-01 01:00 PM May 0.5% 0.7% 0.6%
2015-06-16 07:00 AM May
2015-06-29 01:00 PM Jun 0.53%


German Inflation Continues to Rise in April


Consumer prices in Germany rose by 0.5 percent in April 2015 compared with the same month in 2014 as an increase in cost of food and services offset a decline in energy prices.

The price development of mineral oil products (–11.1%, of which heating oil: –20.1%; motor fuels: –8.1%) had a downward effect on overall inflation in April 2015, as had been the case in the previous months. The prices of other energy products, too, were down on a year earlier (for example, charges for central and district heating: –3.9%; electricity: –0.7%). Only the prices of solid fuels were higher than in April 2014 (+2.9%). The prices of energy (total) were down 5.9% on a year earlier. Excluding energy prices, the inflation rate in April 2015 would have been +1.2%.

Food prices rose 1.1% in April 2015 compared with April 2014. Prices increased markedly for vegetables (total) (+6.1%, including cucumbers: +55.3%; butterhead lettuce or iceberg salad: +35.0%; but potatoes: –17.8%) and confectionery (+4.1%, including chocolate slabs: +15.9%). Prices were up on April 2014 also for bread and cereals and for fish and fish products (+1.8% each). Price decreases were recorded especially for dairy products (–2.9%, including fresh milk: –9.6%; cream: –5.1%).

Prices of goods (total), which include energy and food, were down 0.6% in April 2015 on April 2014. Compared with the previous months, the decrease in prices of goods continued to slow down. In addition, some goods were notably more expensive for consumers, for instance, coffee, tea and cocoa (+12.8%, including coffee: +21.0%), newspapers and periodicals (+6.2%) and tobacco products (+3.4%).

Compared with the overall inflation rate, the prices of services (total) rose above average (+1.2%) on April 2014. Among services, net rents exclusive of heating expenses were up 1.3% on a year earlier. Marked price rises were recorded, for example, for road passenger transport (of which taxi ride: +11.9%), hairdresser services and other services for personal care (+3.6%), services of social facilities (+3.5%) and catering services in restaurants, cafes and the like (+3.0%). Prices of package holidays (–2.2%) and telecommunication services (–1.2%) were down on a year earlier.

Compared with March 2015, consumer prices remained unchanged in April 2015. The price increases for goods (+0.4%) were offset by the price decreases for services (–0.4%).

What should be mentioned is the 0.5% price increases for energy (total) in April 2015 on March 2015. Examining this in detail shows that motor fuel prices were up (+2.3%, including supergrade petrol: +2.9%; Diesel fuels: +0.3%), while household energy prices were down (–0.3%, including heating oil: –0.5%).

Destatis | anna@tradingeconomics.com
5/13/2015 8:03:25 AM


Recent Releases

German Inflation Rate Edges Up in April
Consumer prices in Germany are expected to increase for the third straight month by 0.4 percent year-on-year in April, following a 0.3 percent rise in the previous month. Figures came in line with market expectations as food and energy prices decreased at a slower pace. Published on 2015-04-29

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. Published on 2015-04-15


Germany Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 0.50 0.30 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.10 0.50 2.65 -2.73 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 107.00 107.00 107.00 20.50 Index Points [+]
Harmonised Consumer Prices 116.40 116.50 116.60 114.80 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices 104.50 104.40 107.70 26.50 Index Points [+]
Producer Prices Change -1.50 -1.70 22.41 -7.79 percent [+]
Export Prices 105.30 104.70 105.30 38.00 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 103.20 102.60 110.00 41.10 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 0.18 -0.18 8.22 -3.09 percent [+]
Core Consumer Prices 105.90 106.10 106.10 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 8.17 Apr/15 8.13 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 0.80 Apr/15 1.20 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.50 Apr/15 1.40 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area 0.00 Apr/15 -0.10 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France 0.10 Apr/15 -0.10 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.50 Apr/15 0.30 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 4.87 Apr/15 5.25 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 6.79 Apr/15 6.38 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy 0.20 May/15 -0.10 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 0.60 Apr/15 2.30 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 3.06 Apr/15 3.14 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 0.60 Apr/15 0.38 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 16.40 Apr/15 16.90 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.40 Apr/15 0.40 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -0.20 May/15 -0.60 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -1.10 Apr/15 -0.90 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 7.91 Apr/15 7.61 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom -0.10 Apr/15 0.00 8.50 -0.10 percent [+]
United States -0.20 Apr/15 -0.10 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]