title Harmonized Consumer Price, total, EA-18
region Euro area 18 (fixed composition) as of 1 January 2014
unit Percent
unit mult (smallest available) 1
comment Harmonized Indices of Consumer Prices (HICPs), total, 2005=100 form the basis for the Monetary Union Index of Consumer Prices (MUICP), the European Index of Consumer Prices (EICP) and the European Economic Area Index of Consumer Prices (EEAICP). HICPs are compiled on the basis of a legislated methodology, binding for all Member States. 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.
classification COICOP
breaks up to 1995: 1996=100, beginning with 1996: 2005=100
frequency month
data available from Jan. 96 - Jan. 15
1996 - 2016 (The indicated data availability refers to the longest available time series irrespective of its duration.)
last update 2015-02-24 15:10:01
Source Eurostat
lag 3 week(s)
release calendar