Harmonized Consumer Prices

In focus

Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices

The Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) is an indicator that the member states of EU and EFTA calculate based on a harmonized method and that allows comparing inflation internationally.

The Swiss HICP is an indicator for comparing inflation in Switzerland with that of its European neighbours.

HICP-Eurostat

The European Statistical Office Eurostat publishes every month the results of all participating countries.

The Swiss HICP is published as from 2008 according to the legislation of the EU and enhances the portfolio of economic indices available in Switzerland.  

 

At a glance

Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (HICP)

HICP: Global Index, annual averages (2015=100 points)
  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
CH 98.40 99.17 101.51 100.77 101.39 101.49 100.76 100.83 100.84 100.00 99.47
Euro area 86.67 88.55 91.51 91.80 93.28 95.82 98.22 99.54 99.97 100.00 100.25
FSO/Eurostat, HICP
HICP: Annual rate of change in %
  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
CH 1.0 0.8 2.4 -0.7 0.6 0.1 -0.7 0.1 0.0 -0.8 -0.5
Euro area 2.2 2.2 3.3 0.3 1.6 2.7 2.5 1.3 0.4 0.0 0.2
FSO/Eurostat, HICP

Further information

Tables

HICP-Eurostat

The European Statistical Office Eurostat publishes every month the results of all participating countries:

Graphs

Press Releases

HVPI-Eurostat

The European Statistical Office Eurostat publishes every month the results of all participating countries:

Publications

Links

Eurostat

The Harmonized Indices of Consumer Prices (HICP) dedicated section provides access to a full range of HICP information. It gathers together in one place the explanations, reference documents and data already available on Eurostat's website and will be progressively extended to give further information on key projects, methods and data.

HICP regulations

The HICP legal framework comprises 18 Regulations, each of them enacted in the form of minimum standards and requiring the implementation of new mandatory measures while allowing the adoption of different solutions to harmonization problems, provided the HICPs are still comparable.

National HICP practices

This page presents country-specific HICP information on all the participating states:

Statistical sources and concepts

On this topic

Consumer Prices

Swiss CPI, Inflation, Purchasing Power

Producer and Import Prices

Production, Wholesale, Importation, PPI, IPI, KBOB

Harmonized Consumer Prices

Comparing inflation internationally

Surveys

Documents on methodology

Contact

Federal Statistical Office Section Prices
Espace de l'Europe 10
CH-2010 Neuch√Ętel
Switzerland

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