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Germany : CPI  
Released On 5/16/2018 2:00:00 AM For Aprf, 2018
PriorConsensusActual
Month over Month0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %
Year over Year1.6 %1.6 %1.6 %

Highlights
The provisional April CPI was unrevised in the final data. Prices remained unchanged from their final March level to leave headline inflation at its previously estimated 1.6 percent annual rate. This also matched its mark at the end of the first quarter.

The flash HICP followed suit and so still shows a 0.1 percent monthly dip and a 1.4 percent yearly rate, down a tick from last time.

Within the CPI basket, the main monthly change was in package holidays which saw a 12.9 percent decline as March's Easter holiday effects were unwound. Recreation and culture (minus 3.1 percent) similarly posted a seasonal decline. Elsewhere, alcohol and tobacco (1.4 percent) together with clothing and footwear (0.6 percent) and household energy (0.8 percent) were all firm. As a result, excluding food and energy, the CPI fell 0.3 percent versus March to reduce the annual core inflation rate by 0.2 percentage points to 1.4 percent. This more than reversed that month's 0.1 percentage point increase and constituted the lowest rate so far in 2018.

The final April report suggests that upside pressure on inflation remains relatively limited. The trend in the underlying rate is flat and the risk is that it stays that way should the economy not recovery from a disappointingly sluggish first quarter.

Definition
The consumer price index (CPI) is a measure of the average price level of a fixed basket of goods and services purchased by consumers. Monthly and annual changes in the CPI provide widely used measures of inflation. A provisional estimate, with limited detail, is released about two weeks before the final data are reported.  Why Investors Care
 
 

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