Year-on-year change in preliminary harmonised index of consumer prices 3.4 per cent in August 2023release | Consumer price index 2023, August
According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, the year-on-year change in the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices stood at 3.4 per cent in August. In July, the year-on-year change in the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices stood at 4.2 per cent. Adjustment of the price index of electricity was made in the preliminary data of the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices for August.
Preliminary data on the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (2015=100), 2023 August
|Point figure||Annual change (%)||Monthly change (%)|
|0 Consumer Price Index||118.21||3.35||-0.88|
|01 Food and non-alcoholic beverages||124.02||7.07||-0.85|
|02 Alcoholic beverages, tobacco and narcotics||135.47||4.99||0.08|
|03 Clothing and footwear||99.59||3.08||1.89|
|04 Housing, water, electricity, gas and other fuels||124.94||0.27||-3.45|
|05 Furnishings, household equipment and routine household maintenance||109.26||4.34||0.53|
|09 Recreation and culture||110.42||7.02||-1.74|
|11 Restaurants and hotels||126.91||6.50||-0.26|
|12 Miscellaneous goods and services||110.60||4.72||-0.03|
- According to the preliminary data on the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices, the month-on-month change was -0.9 per cent in August.
- In August, the biggest year-on-year change (7.1 per cent) was in the division 01 food and non-alcoholic beverages.
- Preliminary data become specified after the statistical month, when the data collection is completed at the end of the month.
Differences in the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices and Consumer Price Index
The Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) 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.
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