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DESTATIS - Federal Statistical Office
Inflation rate hits two-year high
Press release No. 225 from May 12, 2021
Consumer price index, April 2021
+ 2.0% on the same month last year (preliminary result confirmed)
+ 0.7% on the previous month (preliminary result confirmed)
Harmonized index of consumer prices, April 2021
+ 2.1% on the same month last year (preliminary result confirmed)
+ 0.5% on the previous month (preliminary result confirmed)
WIESBADEN - The inflation rate in Germany - measured as the change in the consumer price index (CPI) compared to the same month last year - was + 2.0% in April 2021. Thus, the inflation rate increased for the fourth month in a row after the end of the temporary lowering of VAT rates. It last reached this level in April 2019. As reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), consumer prices rose by 0.7% compared to March 2021.
Energy rose above average by 7.9% within the year
The prices for goods as a whole increased by 2.6% from April 2020 to April 2021. The prices for energy products were 7.9% higher than a year earlier, after + 4.8% in March 2021. In addition to the CO introduced at the beginning of the year, this had an impact2-Duty also the price decline for energy products a year ago on the inflation rates (base effect). Fuel (+23.3%) and heating oil (+21.1%) in particular became more expensive within the year, while electricity prices fell slightly (-0.2%). Food prices rose by 1.9%. Sweets (+ 3.1%) as well as dairy products and butter (+ 2.5%) were more expensive than a year earlier. Plants and flowers (+7.5%), coffee products (+5.1%) and tobacco products (+4.5%) became noticeably more expensive. In contrast, mobile phones were significantly cheaper (-8.3%).
Inflation rate excluding energy at +1.4%
The price increases for energy products compared to the same month last year had a significant effect on the inflation rate: Without taking energy prices into account, the inflation rate in April 2021 would have been +1.4%, without heating oil and fuels only +1.2%.
Services rose in price by 1.6% within a year
The prices for services as a whole were 1.6% above the level of the same month of the previous year in April 2021. Net rents, which are significant due to the large share of consumer spending by private households, rose by 1.3%. The prices rose more significantly, among other things, for hairdressing and body care services (+6.1%), for services by social institutions (+5.9%) and for financial services (+5.6%). In contrast, telecommunications services, for example, were cheaper (-1.0%).
Noticeable price increase compared to the previous month for fresh vegetables with + 9.0%
Compared to March 2021, the consumer price index rose by 0.7%. The rising food prices are noteworthy (+1.3%). Consumers had to pay more for fresh vegetables than in the previous month (+ 9.0%). In contrast, the prices for energy products fell slightly (-0.1%), in particular light heating oil became cheaper (-2.2%).
In April 2021, the current corona crisis again led to difficulties in collecting prices because some goods were not available on the market. Information on the effects of the lockdown on price collection can be found in our method paper. The quality of the results of the consumer price statistics is still guaranteed.
The difference between the CPI and the HICP for Germany is mainly due to different update times of the goods weights, see method paper.
In addition to other indicators for classifying the economic consequences of the corona pandemic, the results of the consumer price index are also available on the special page Corona statistics on the website of the Federal Statistical Office.
Crisis monitor enables comparison between corona crisis and financial and economic crisis
The consumer price index is also part of the crisis monitor (www.destatis.de/krisenmonitor), with which the Federal Statistical Office compares the development of important economic indicators in the corona crisis and in the financial and economic crisis of 2008/2009. The crisis monitor supplements the special page Corona statistics (www.destatis.de/corona), which bundles statistical information on the economic and social consequences of the corona pandemic.
|Overall index / sub-index||weighting||index|
2015 = 100
|in ‰||in %|
|Overall index||1 000,00||108,2||2,0||0,7|
|Food and non-alcoholic beverages||96,85||113,6||1,9||1,2|
|Meat and meat products||18,60||117,0||1,6||0,7|
|Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products||37,77||116,8||3,1||1,5|
|Clothing and shoes||45,34||103,6||(-0,8)||-0,1|
|Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels||324,70||107,3||1,3||0,1|
|Electricity, gas and other fuels (household energy)||68,82||102,7||1,0||-0,3|
|natural gas 1||13,53||99,2||2,1||-0,1|
|Light heating oil 1||7,01||108,6||21,1||-2,2|
|Furniture, lights, appliances and other household accessories||50,04||104,6||(0,7)||0,1|
|Post and Telecommunications||26,72||94,2||-1,6||-0,1|
|Leisure, entertainment and culture||113,36||104,5||1,1||3,1|
|Catering and accommodation services||46,77||(112,9)||(1,3)||(0,4)|
|Other goods and services||74,25||110,8||3,0||0,2|
|without food and energy||811,30||107,9||1,3||0,7|
|without energy (household energy and fuels)||896,17||108,5||1,4||0,7|
|without heating oil and fuels||957,98||108,1||1,2||0,7|
Further information on consumer price statistics can be found in the series 17. Series 7 "Consumer Price Indices for Germany". Detailed data on consumer price statistics can be found in the tables Consumer Price Index (61111-0004) and (61111-0006) and Harmonized Consumer Price Index (61121-0002) and (61121-0004) in the GENESIS-Online database.
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