Topics
Prices and consumptionEnergy

Inflation 8.1 per cent in September 2022

release | Consumer price index 2022, September

The year-on-year change in consumer prices calculated by Statistics Finland was 8.1 per cent in September. In August, inflation stood at 7.6 per cent. The increase in inflation was caused by higher prices of electricity and increases in average interest rate on housing loans, for example.

Key points

  • Consumer prices were raised most in September by increases in the prices of electricity, diesel, and petrol as well as increases in average interest rate on housing loans from one year ago.
  • The rising of consumer prices from one year back was curbed most by reductions in the prices of refundable and non-refundable prescription medicines.
  • The month-on-month change of consumer prices was 0.8 per cent, which was caused by higher prices of electricity and increases in average interest rate on housing loans, for example.

According to preliminary data, inflation in the euro area was 10 per cent in September 2022

According to the preliminary data on the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP), the rate of inflation in the euro area was 10 per cent in September. In August, it stood at 9.1 per cent. The corresponding figure for Finland was 8.4 per cent in September.

The Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices does not include owner-occupancy, games of chance, interests on consumption and other credits, fire insurance on owner-occupied dwellings, the vehicle tax or fishing and hunting fees. The consumption items included in the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices, as well as the rules governing its compilation, have been defined in EU regulations.

Eurostat’s estimate of inflation in the euro area is based on preliminary data from the Member States and on the price development of energy. Eurostat will publish detailed data on Harmonised Indices of Consumer Prices for September on 19 October.

The year-on-year change in the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices at Constant Taxes was 8.3 per cent in September 2022

The year-on-year change in the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) stood at 8.4 per cent in September and that in the Index at Constant Taxes (HICP-CT) measuring market inflation at 8.3 per cent. Over twelve months, the combined raising impact on consumer prices from changes in commodity tax rates was thus 0.1 percentage points. The month-on-month change in the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices was 0.7 per cent and that in the Index at Constant Taxes 0.7 per cent in September.

In the Index at Constant Taxes, the impact on inflation from changes in the value added tax and other commodity taxes has been eliminated by keeping the taxes constant relative to the index base period. The Index measures market inflation or the change in prices caused by reasons other than changes in commodity taxes. The price impact of the tax changes is obtained by comparing the development of the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices and the Index at Constant Taxes.

Tables

See key statistical data in the tables.
14.10.2022

Consumer Price Index 2015=100 by commodity groups, annual and monthly changes, 2022 September

14.10.2022

Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices 2015=100 by commodity groups, annual changes (%), 2022 September

Database tables

Pick the data you need into tables, view the data as graphs, or download the data for your use.

Updated database tables
Classifications used:
  • Index series
Updated:
Classifications used:
  • Commodity
Updated:
Classifications used:
  • Commodity
Updated:
Classifications used:
  • Commodity
Updated:
Classifications used:
  • Commodity
Updated:
Classifications used:
  • Commodity
Updated:

Future releases

Background information

Documentation
Referencing instructions

Statistical experts

Inquiries primarily
Other experts
Head of Department in charge