The development of the consumer prices in the EU
Since the economic downturn inflation in the European Union has been at a relatively low level. It has not exceeded
2.1% since January 2009.
Eurostat, the Federal Statistical Office of Germany (Destatis), the European Central Bank and the EU-Commission all offer a wide range of statistics and charts on this topic.
Using the data, you can check in which EU states hotel and restaurant prices have dropped recently and investigate where food prices have risen most sharply in recent years.
Eurostat data on inflation
Eurostat: Statistics explained
For more background information on European price statistics, please consult the Eurostat online platform Statistics Explained. Here the statistical experts at Eurostat offer guidance on how to interpret Eurostat data on prices and inflation.
|Data in focus / Statistics in focus|
|Harmonized indices of consumer prices – June 2010|
|Price levels for food, beverages and tobacco across the European market differ significantly|
|European Price Statistics - An overview|
|SIGMA - The bulletin of European statistics
Getting the price right - Focus on price statistics
|Eurostat press release|
|Euro area annual inflation down to 1,4 %|
European Central Bank (ECB): The Inflation Dashboard
The European Central Bank (ECB) offers an interactive tool that helps analyse inflation developments. In four windows various aspects of inflation development are visualised; several options allow to change the variables and also to switch to a tabular view.
EU Commission: Directorate General Economy and Finance
Find out more about inflation on the EU Commission website for economy and finance. Illustrations, graphs and easy-to-understand explanations offer a detailed insight into the basics of European price statistics.
Destatis: Personal inflation calculator
Price statistics are published for all kinds of goods. The overall index value represents the average consumer. But how are individual consumers affected by price changes. What if you don't own a car? What if you are a non-smoker or prefer eating out than cooking your own meals. Use the Destatis calculator to determine your personal inflation rate.