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Source: Destatis-Federal Statistical Office

Food prices are on the rise

Press release no. 302 of 13. August 2019

Consumer price index in July 2019 1.7% in the previous month (preliminary results are confirmed) of 0.5% month-on-month (provisional result to be confirmed)

Harmonised consumer price index in July 2019 confirmed a 1.1% year-on-year month (preliminary result) of 0.4% month-on-month (provisional result to be confirmed)

WIESBADEN – consumer prices in Germany in July 2019 1.7% higher than in July 2018. As the Federal Statistical office (Destatis) further reports, moved to the The rate of inflation − as measured by the consumer price index (CPI) – easy on (June 2019: 1,6 %). Compared to the previous month of June, 2019, the consumer price index rose in July 2019 0.5 %.

Energy products rose from July 2018 to July 2019 2.4 % (June 2019: a 2.5 %) above the average, and had, therefore, as in the previous month – led to an increase in the inflation rate. Significantly more expensive than a year earlier, heat ( by 4.8 %), natural gas ( 4.4 %) and electricity ( by 3.8%) were remote. The prices for fuels in total increased compared to the previous month ( by 0.2 %), the prices for light fuel oil decreased in the same period, even slightly (-0.5 %). Without taking into account the energy prices, the inflation rate would have been in July 2019 at 1.5%.

The prices for Food increased in July 2019, compared with the same month last year, with 2.1 % above average. The price buoyancy has increased from the previous month significantly (June 2019: 1,2 %). Considerably more expensive than a year earlier in 2019, vegetables ( 11,0%) was in July. Further significant price increases were for meat and meat products, as well as in the case of fish, fish products and seafood (respectively: 3,6 %). The price of a few strong price declines were increases (for example, Edible oils and edible fats: -10,1 %

The prices for Goods as a whole were in July 2019 1.8% higher than in the corresponding month of the previous year. In addition to the price increases in energy products ( 2.4 %) and food products ( of 2.1 %) increased in price, among other things, Newspapers and magazines ( 5,0 %), clothing ( 3.8%), tobacco ( 3,2 %) significantly. Other Goods, however, were more favourable, in particular phones (-8.1 %) and consumer electronics (-4,5 %).

In comparison to the prices for services rose in July 2019 within one year of 1.5 %, slightly weaker. Important for the price development of the services, the increase in the price net cold rent ( 1.4 %), since households spending a large part of their consumption to spend on this. Much stronger, for example, services of social facilities ( 5,5 %), maintenance and repair of motor vehicles ( 4,7 %), as well as restaurant services in Restaurants, cafes, and street sales ( 2,8 %) rose. Some services were even cheaper, including educational services of the elementary area (-12,5 %). The strong price decrease in education is due in particular to the reduction in childcare costs in some States.

Change in July 2019, compared with the previous month of June 2019Im compared to June 2019, the consumer price index rose in July 2019 0.5 %. In the holiday month of July in particular, prices for package holidays ( 15.1 %) and airline tickets ( up 6.1 %) rose. Noteworthy is the price increase for letter services, with 10.6 % as a result of the since 1. July 2019 valid new postage for letters and post card.

A bit more expensive than in June 2019 2019-food total ( 0,4 %) were in July.Total energy reduced, however, compared to the previous month (-0.2%) and, among other things, the Price declines were fuel (-1,1 %) price increases in light heating oil ( 2,2%). Are significantly cheaper for the consumers in apparel and footwear (-3,4 %) were. This development is explained primarily by seasonal discounts for summer article.

Harmonised index of consumer prices for English country for European purposes, is calculated on a Harmonised index of consumer prices (HICP) for Germany was in July 2019 by 1.1 % than in July 2018, after 1.5 % in June 2019. The strong deviation of the rate of inflation for July 2019 between the HICP and CPI of 0.6 percentage points is the result of a methodological special effect in the case of package travel in the HICP. Compared to June 2019, the HICP rose in July 2019 by 0.4 %.

Consumer price index for Germany in July 2019
Total Index / Sub-Index
Weighting
Index2015 = 100
Change over previous year-period
Change versus previous month

in %
1 The result of the detection is done without allocations.
The overall index
1 000,00
106,2
1,7
0,5
Food and non-alcoholic drinks
96,85
107,5
1,8
0,3
Food
84,87
108,1
2,1
0,4
Meat and meat products
18,60
108,3
3,6
1,0
Fruit
8,88
105,2
-4,5
-0,3
Vegetables
EUR 11.08
112,3
11,0
0,0
Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products
37,77
111,1
2,1
0,1
Apparel and shoes
45,34
99,4
3,6
-3,4
Housing, water, electricity, Gas and other fuels
324,70
105,0
1,9
0,2
Net cold rent
196,32
105,6
1,4
0,1
Electricity, Gas and other fuels (household energy)
68,82
102,4
3,5
0,4
Current
25,92
107,1
3,8
0,3
Natural gasOne
13,53
95,9
4,4
0,2
Light Fuel OilOne
7,01
113,8
-0,5
2,2
Furniture, lamps, appliances and other household accessories
50,04
102,4
0,9
0,0
Health
46,13
104,5
1,0
0,0
Traffic
129,05
107,6
1,7
0,0
Fuels
35,01
107,2
0,2
-1,1
Super petrol
25,66
107,0
0,9
-1,4
Diesel fuel
8,64
108,2
-1,9
-0,4
Post and telecommunications
26,72
95,7
-0,8
0,2
Leisure, entertainment and culture
113,36
111,4
0,5
3,8
Travel packages
26,62
136,0
0,1
15,1
Education
9,02
102,6
-2,1
-0,1
Restaurants and accommodation services
46,77
110,1
2,7
0,2
Other Goods and services
74,25
106,0
2,3
0,2
The overall index
excluding food and energy
811,30
106,3
1,6
0,6
excluding energy (household energy and fuels)
896,17
106,4
1,5
0,5
without heating oil and fuels
957,98
106,1
1,7
0,5
Were
468,16
104,5
1,8
-0,3
Consumer goods
297,54
106,3
2,0
0,0
Energy
103,83
104,0
The 2.4
-0,2
Services
531,84
107,6
1,5
1,0

Harmonised index of consumer prices for Germany

The calculated for European purposes Harmonised index of consumer prices (HICP) for Germany in July 2019 by 1.1 % than in July 2018, after 1.5 % in June 2019. The strong deviation of the rate of inflation for July 2019 between the HICP and CPI of 0.6 percentage points is the result of a methodological special effect in the case of package travel in the HICP. Compared to June 2019, the HICP rose in July 2019 by 0.4 %.

For more information on consumer price statistics, fachserie 17, Reihe 7 “Consumer price indices for Germany“. Detailed data for consumer price statistics over the tables Consumer price index (61111-0004) and (61111-0006) as well as Harmonised Index Of Consumer Prices (61121-0002) and (61121-0004) in the database GENESIS–Online.

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