Harmonized Indices of Consumer Prices (HICPs)

Index (2005=100) and percentage changes

Harmonized Indices of Consumer Prices (HICPs) are designed for international comparisons of consumer price inflation. HICPs are used for the assessment of the inflation convergence criterion as required under Article 121 of the Treaty of Amsterdam and by the ECB for assessing price stability for monetary policy purposes. The ECB defines price stability on the basis of the annual rate of change of the euro area HICP.
HICPs are compiled on the basis of harmonized standards, binding for all Member States. Conceptually, the HICPs are Laspeyres-type price indices and are computed as annual chain-indices allowing for weights changing each year.
The common classification for Harmonized Indices of Consumer Prices is the COICOP (Classification Of Individual COnsumption by Purpose). A version of this classification (COICOP/HICP) has been specially adapted for the HICPs. Sub-indices published by Eurostat are based on this classification.
HICPs are produced and published using a common index reference period (2005=100). Growth rates are calculated from published index levels.
Indexes, as well as both growth rates with respect to the previous month (M/M-1) and with respect to the corresponding month of the previous year (M/M-12) are neither calendar nor seasonally adjusted.

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Index, 2015=100
2020M022020M032020M042020M052020M06
Euro area (changing composition)104.56105.13105.43105.33105.68 (e)
Euro area - 19 countries (from 2015)104.56105.13105.43105.33..
Euro area - 18 countries (2014)104.53105.11105.41105.31..
European Union (changing composition)105.66106.14106.37106.38..
EU (27 countries - from 2020)105.22105.70105.93105.94..
EU (28 countries)..........
Belgium108.74108.32108.10107.92108.34 (e)
Bulgaria106.95106.46106.01105.76..
Czechia110.8110.8110.6111.1..
Denmark103.0102.7102.6102.5..
Germany105.7105.8106.2106.2..
Estonia110.56109.89109.52108.91109.82 (e)
Ireland101.7102.1101.7101.1101.4 (e)
Greece101.27102.51102.39102.23101.79 (e)
Spain103.36103.98104.35104.41104.87 (e)
France105.27105.34105.32105.49105.42 (e)
Croatia102.65102.68102.71102.58..
Italy101.4103.6104.1103.8103.8 (e)
Cyprus99.3799.5999.5299.6299.73 (e)
Latvia109.04109.35108.78108.50108.69 (e)
Lithuania110.84110.69110.86110.34..
Luxembourg107.25105.99105.10104.78105.72 (e)
Hungary112.22112.48111.95112.45..
Malta102.63103.68106.70108.02109.58 (e)
Netherlands105.77106.09107.14106.94 (p)107.44 (e)
Austria107.92108.50108.75107.82..
Poland107.5107.7107.7108.6..
Portugal101.99103.67104.46104.20105.54 (e)
Romania110.05110.47110.76110.77..
Slovenia105.56104.91103.56104.30105.21 (e)
Slovakia108.37108.34108.26108.58108.50 (e)
Finland104.20104.03103.58103.52103.77 (e)
Sweden107.21106.97106.58107.25..
United Kingdom108.6108.6108.5....
Iceland101.76101.17101.83102.78..
Norway111.8111.7112.3112.5..
Switzerland100.70100.78100.87100.65..
North Macedonia105.07 (d)105.44 (d)105.91 (d)106.57 (d)..
Serbia110.6 (d)110.5 (d)110.7 (d)110.4 (d)..
Turkey171.71 (d)172.70 (d)174.17 (d)176.54 (d)..
United States106.90 (d)106.53 (d)105.54 (d)105.47 (d)..
Percentage change m/m-1
2020M022020M032020M042020M052020M06
Euro area (changing composition)0.20.50.3-0.10.3 (e)
Euro area - 19 countries (from 2015)0.20.50.3-0.1..
Euro area - 18 countries (2014)0.20.60.3-0.1..
European Union (changing composition)0.20.50.20.0..
EU (27 countries - from 2020)0.20.50.20.0..
EU (28 countries)..........
Belgium1.5-0.4-0.2-0.20.4 (e)
Bulgaria0.0-0.5-0.4-0.2..
Czechia0.30.0-0.20.5..
Denmark0.4-0.3-0.1-0.1..
Germany0.60.10.40.00.7 (e)
Estonia0.6-0.6-0.3-0.60.8 (e)
Ireland0.60.4-0.4-0.60.3 (e)
Greece-0.41.2-0.1-0.2-0.4 (e)
Spain-0.10.60.40.10.4 (e)
France0.00.10.00.2-0.1 (e)
Croatia-0.50.00.0-0.1..
Italy-0.52.20.5-0.30.0 (e)
Cyprus0.20.2-0.10.10.1 (e)
Latvia0.20.3-0.5-0.30.2 (e)
Lithuania0.0-0.10.2-0.50.4 (e)
Luxembourg1.0-1.2-0.8-0.30.9 (e)
Hungary0.30.2-0.50.4..
Malta0.61.02.91.21.4 (e)
Netherlands0.90.31.0-0.2 (p)0.5 (e)
Austria0.00.50.2-0.9..
Poland0.60.20.00.8..
Portugal-0.61.60.8-0.21.3 (e)
Romania0.00.40.30.0..
Slovenia0.4-0.6-1.30.70.9 (e)
Slovakia0.10.0-0.10.3-0.1 (e)
Finland0.5-0.2-0.4-0.10.2 (e)
Sweden0.4-0.2-0.40.6..
United Kingdom0.40.0-0.2....
Iceland1.4-0.60.70.9..
Norway-0.1-0.10.50.2..
Switzerland-0.10.10.1-0.2..
North Macedonia0.3 (d)0.4 (d)0.4 (d)0.6 (d)..
Serbia0.6 (d)-0.1 (d)0.2 (d)-0.3 (d)..
Turkey0.4 (d)0.6 (d)0.9 (d)1.4 (d)..
United States0.3 (d)-0.3 (d)-0.9 (d)-0.1 (d)..
Percentage change m/m-12
2020M022020M032020M042020M052020M06
Euro area (changing composition)1.20.70.30.10.3 (e)
Euro area - 19 countries (from 2015)1.20.70.30.1..
Euro area - 18 countries (2014)1.20.70.30.1..
European Union (changing composition)1.61.20.70.6..
EU (27 countries - from 2020)1.61.10.60.5..
EU (28 countries)..........
Belgium1.00.40.0-0.20.2 (e)
Bulgaria3.12.41.31.0..
Czechia3.73.63.33.1..
Denmark0.70.3-0.1-0.2..
Germany1.71.30.80.50.8 (e)
Estonia2.01.0-0.9-1.8-1.5 (e)
Ireland0.90.5-0.3-0.8-0.7 (e)
Greece0.40.2-0.9-0.7-1.7 (e)
Spain0.90.1-0.7-0.9-0.3 (e)
France1.60.80.40.40.1 (e)
Croatia1.20.5-0.1-0.7..
Italy0.20.10.1-0.3-0.4 (e)
Cyprus1.00.1-1.2-1.4-2.5 (e)
Latvia2.31.4-0.1-0.9-1.1 (e)
Lithuania2.81.70.90.20.8 (e)
Luxembourg1.80.3-0.8-1.6-0.4 (e)
Hungary4.43.92.52.2..
Malta1.11.21.10.91.0 (e)
Netherlands1.31.11.01.1 (p)1.7 (e)
Austria2.21.61.50.6..
Poland4.13.92.93.4..
Portugal0.50.1-0.1-0.60.3 (e)
Romania2.92.72.31.8..
Slovenia2.00.7-1.3-1.4-0.8 (e)
Slovakia3.12.42.12.11.9 (e)
Finland1.10.9-0.3-0.10.1 (e)
Sweden1.30.8-0.20.1..
United Kingdom1.71.50.8....
Iceland2.71.0-0.10.9..
Norway0.70.50.61.1..
Switzerland-0.2-0.4-1.0-1.0..
North Macedonia0.0 (d)-0.3 (d)-0.7 (d)-0.7 (d)..
Serbia2.3 (d)1.7 (d)1.2 (d)1.1 (d)..
Turkey12.4 (d)11.9 (d)10.9 (d)11.4 (d)..
United States2.1 (d)1.0 (d)-0.5 (d)-0.8 (d)..
Percentage change - 12-months average
2020M022020M032020M042020M052020M06
Euro area (changing composition)1.21.11.00.9..
Euro area - 19 countries (from 2015)1.21.11.00.9..
Euro area - 18 countries (2014)1.21.11.00.9..
European Union (changing composition)1.51.51.41.3..
EU (27 countries - from 2020)1.41.41.31.2..
EU (28 countries)..........
Belgium1.11.00.80.7..
Bulgaria2.62.62.42.3..
Czechia2.82.93.03.0..
Denmark0.70.60.50.4..
Germany1.41.41.21.2..
Estonia2.22.11.71.3..
Ireland0.90.90.70.6..
Greece0.50.50.30.2..
Spain0.80.70.50.3..
France1.31.31.21.1..
Croatia0.90.90.80.6..
Italy0.50.40.40.3..
Cyprus0.50.40.20.0..
Latvia2.62.52.21.9..
Lithuania2.42.32.22.0..
Luxembourg1.71.51.31.0..
Hungary3.73.73.63.4..
Malta1.51.51.51.4..
Netherlands2.52.42.22.1..
Austria1.61.61.61.5..
Poland2.62.82.93.0..
Portugal0.30.20.10.1..
Romania3.93.73.63.3..
Slovenia1.81.81.51.3..
Slovakia2.92.92.92.8..
Finland1.11.10.90.8..
Sweden1.61.61.41.2..
United Kingdom1.81.71.6....
Iceland2.02.01.71.5..
Norway1.91.71.51.3..
Switzerland0.30.20.0-0.1..
North Macedonia0.4 (d)0.2 (d)-0.1 (d)-0.3 (d)..
Serbia1.9 (d)1.8 (d)1.7 (d)1.6 (d)..
Turkey13.9 (d)13.3 (d)12.7 (d)12.1 (d)..
United States1.5 (d)1.5 (d)1.3 (d)1.1 (d)..

(..) - not available
(e) - estimated
(p) - provisional
(d) - definition differs (see metadata)

Source: Eurostat