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Austria Inflation

Austria Inflation

Inflation in Austria

Harmonized consumer price inflation averaged 2.4% in the ten years to 2022, above the Euro Area average of 1.8%. The 2022 average figure was 8.6%. For more inflation information, visit our dedicated page.

Austria Inflation Chart

Note: This chart displays Inflation (HICP, ann. var. %, aop) for Austria from 2013 to 2022.
Source: Statistics Austria.

Austria Inflation Data

2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Inflation (HICP, ann. var. %, aop) 2.1 1.5 1.4 2.8 8.6
Inflation (HICP, ann. var. %, eop) 1.7 1.8 1.0 3.8 10.5

Harmonized inflation drops to lowest level since January 2022 in October

Harmonized inflation fell to 4.9% in October below September’s 5.8%. October's figure represented the weakest inflation rate since January 2022 but remained above the euro area 2.9% average. The moderation was largely driven by a slower rise in prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages, transportation and recreation. Annual average harmonized inflation fell to 8.6% in October (September: 9.2%). Meanwhile, consumer price inflation fell to 5.4% in October, from September’s 6.0%. Finally, harmonized consumer prices rose 0.37% from the previous month in October, a smaller increase than September's 0.89% increase.

On the outlook for inflation, analysts at Erste Bank commented: “The sharp fall in inflation in September and October was partly due to a strong base effect resulting from the peaks in inflation in the same months last year. We expect inflation to continue its downward trend in the coming months, albeit at a slower pace. Inflation in the services sector, supported by wage increases, is likely to keep core inflation high for a while yet.“

Consensus Forecasts and Projections for the next ten years

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